Yo Yo Intermittent Recovery Test

The Yo-Yo test is a good measure of fitness and can be practiced alone by using the audio file below and simply marking out the distances from the diagram.

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1. Cones must be set out as illustrated in the diagram below. The distance between A and B is 5 metres. The distance between B and C is 20 metres.

2. Referees must complete the following sequence in accordance with the pace dictated by the audio file.
a. run 20m (B-C), turn and run 20m (C-B)
b. walk 5m (B-A), turn and walk 5m (A-B)

3. The audio file of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery run (level 1) will dictate the pace of the runs and the length of each recovery period. Referees must keep pace with the audio file until they have reached the recommended level.

4. The starting position requires the referees to be standing still with their front foot on the line (B). Referees must place a foot on the turning line C. If a referee fails to place a foot on the line C or fail to return to line B on time, they should receive a clear warning from the test leader. If a referee fails to place a foot on the line C or fail to return to line B on time for a second occasion, they should be pulled from the test by the test leader.