When officials are confronted with making quick, split-second, and unexpected judgments regarding actions taking place in the blink of an eye, there is a different issue to be dealt with that is not necessarily included in the rulebook. Everyone will rely on the official to make the best decision they can.
Depending on an official’s past experiences and track record, a judgment call may draw little or no attention. Some may argue that a mistake in judgment calls is not as crucial to the game and should not draw as harsh a punishment as incorrectly enforcing a rule. This does not mean that one does not work hard to get the calls correct.
It is imperative for officials to keep up with all aspects of the sport. Whether dealing with The Laws of the Game, mechanics, procedures or dealing with situations, changes will continue to creep into the sport. Players, coaches, and spectators have to accept the fact that mistakes will be made, and officials must do all they can to minimize them.