|LEVEL||MULTISTAGE SHUTTLE RUN BEEP TEST||40m SPRINT||505 AGILITY TEST|
|A||12.5 +||< 5.35||< 2.40|
|B||11.8 – 12.4||5.36 – 5.70||2.41 – 2.70|
|C||11.0 – 11.7||5.71 – 6.10||2.71 – 2.99|
|D||10.2 – 10.9||6.11 – 6.29||3.00 – 3.30|
|E||< 10.2||6.30 +||3.31 +|
These are what the NZRU says we, as referees, should aspire to. (note: The beep test is often replaced by the yoyo. Both are recognised by the Geneva Convention as forms of torture.)
I have no freaking clue what any of my scores are. The only one which is easily measured is the 40m sprint, which I am not confident I can get higher than a D on. And that’s a fail at any university I’ve attended. (Current number of uni’s attended=3)
So these numbers will stare at me, mockingly, as I battle to move from frighteningly skinny unfit kid, to refereeing machine.
As recovery from Saturday I went to the pools. It was a bad idea – very expensive, lots of kids staring at my scars, and facilities which were great when they were built at the end of last century but are now just sad. I ended up with sore arms and smelling of chlorine. I should harden up and go to the beach. The water’s cold as hell, but at least it’s free.