People only improve by learning, and those who succeed must have a willingness to be educated and to educate others by passing on their knowledge and experience. Education takes many forms: from hands-on experience gained as an assistant referee or 4th official, through watching other officials operate, to formal education courses, etc. Education is not only for active match officials – those who coach, assess, mentor and tutor must be ready to be educated and be educators. Only those whose minds are open to learning will improve and progress.
Society meetings are an ideal opportunity to learn and review any issues with more experienced referees. A culture of learning from experience is key to achieving all of your refereeing goals.