The best referees have a high level of ability to evaluate not only specific incidents in a match but also to evaluate the match ‘atmosphere/temperature’, and, as this changes, to adjust his/her refereeing level to the needs of the game, in order to ensure match control. Match officials must develop the ability to self-evaluate and to relate their self-evaluation at official evaluations (assessment, coach report…). The ability to identify trends is another key evaluation skill, ensuring that advice can be placed ‘in context’. Official evaluators (assessors, coaches, mentors) constantly need to develop their evaluation skills and themselves be subject to evaluation, to ensure they are fit for purpose.
The Society provides mentor for new referees and opportunities for assessment to help you improve and reach your refereeing goals.