Futsal referees and match officals

Futsal referees will find useful information and links on this page that will help them become a better referee. The info will give you requirements for fitness testing and tips to become a better referee.

Futsal Laws of the Game

On my blog I’ve made a page where you can find all futsal Laws of the Game documents.

Fitness tests for futsal referees

The official fitness test for futsal and beach soccer referees consists of three tests:

  • Speed is test 1. It measures the referee’s maximum speed over 20 metres.
  • The Change Of Direction Ability is the 2nd test,which is also known as CODA test. It assesses the referee’s ability to change direction.
  • Test 3 is the Assistant Referee Intermittent Endurance Test. This ARIET test measures the referee’s capacity to perform repeated forwards and sideways running bouts over a prolonged period.

By clicking on the links you’ll get the full explanation of the test.

The time in between the end of Test 1 and the start of Test 2 should be 2 to 4 minutes. The time between the end of Test 2 and the start of Test 3 should be 6 to 8 minutes.

Testing should be performed on a futsal pitch or a similar surface.

It is recommended that all fitness testing be conducted by qualified physical instructor. It is mandatory that a wellequipped ambulance is in attendance for the entire testing session.

Useful links for futsal referees