To increase my regulatory expertise, I recently attended a four-day VHSL Basketball Officials Camp. The camp included both class sessions with top officials and on-court practice. The supervising officials provided extensive feedback on mechanics and calls. One supervising official told me bluntly to drop my laissez-faire approach and put some air in my whistle. By the end of the camp I was more actively managing the competition. Overall, the camp was excellent. It made me a better official.
Better officials benefit all players. Better officials make for better games.