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Be the Referee: Slide Rule

Be the Referee: Slide Rule
Thursday, May 26, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how high school baseball and softball remains ahead of the curve when it comes to avoiding collisions when runners slide.
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Be the Referee: Wooden Bats

Be the Referee: Wooden Bats
Thursday, May 19, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how wooden bats can be used in high school baseball and softball.
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Be the Referee: Baseball Pitch Counts

Be the Referee: Baseball Pitch Counts
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how some states are moving toward a rule regulating overuse of high school baseball pitchers based on pitch count.
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Be the Referee: Home Run or Not?

Be the Referee: Home Run or Not?
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl presents a "You Make the Call" on a fly ball that ends up over the fence, but with a little bit of help.
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Be the Referee: Vern L Norris Award

Be the Referee: Vern L Norris Award
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl offers praise for Linda Hoover, this year's MHSAA Vern L. Norris Award winner.
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Be the Referee: Legacy Program

Be the Referee: Legacy Program
Thursday, April 21, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl trumpets the benefits of the Legacy Program for aspiring officials.
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Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide

Hutcheson Eager to Serve Statewide
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On Tuesday, Dan Hutcheson was the public address announcer at a track and field meet. On Wednesday, he spent part of the morning painting a door. As a teacher, coach, then assistant principal and athletic director, he’s performed in a wide variety of roles for Ho...
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Norris Winner Hoover Elite on All Levels

Norris Winner Hoover Elite on All Levels
Friday, April 15, 2016
Linda Hoover always had aspired to become a coach, and her class schedule at Olivet College during the late 1970s reflected that goal. But at the suggestion of one of her advisors, Hoover added an officiating class one term. That same advisor soon needed a partner to o...
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Be the Referee: No Replay on Diamonds

Be the Referee: No Replay on Diamonds
Thursday, April 14, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how instant replay works, or rather doesn't work, in high school baseball and softball.
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Be the Referee: Use of the Monitor

Be the Referee: Use of the Monitor
Thursday, March 24, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses when instant replay can be used for basketball at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls
Thursday, March 17, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains what is often considered the most difficult call to make in all of sports officiating. 
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Be the Referee: Ball Stuck on the Rim

Be the Referee: Ball Stuck on the Rim
Thursday, March 10, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains what happens when the basketball becomes stuck between the rim and the backboard, stopping play.
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Be the Referee: Three Seconds

Be the Referee: Three Seconds
Thursday, March 3, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains one of the most misunderstood rules in basketball, the 3-second rule. 
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Be the Referee: Deciding the Game

Be the Referee: Deciding the Game
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why the amount of time left in a game or when during the season that game is played matter not to officials who strive to call every moment of every game the same.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how rules in competitive cheer keep Michigan's athletes as safe as possible.
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how angle is the most important factor when determining which basketball official should make a call.
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Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back

Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Joe Brodie's career in high school athletics began in the 1940s as an athlete, before he went on to coach, officiate and serve as a valuable administrator locally and statewide.  So it should come as no surprise that Brodie, 87, is enjoying his retirement. There i...
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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls
Thursday, February 4, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl clears up the confusion concerning what is required for a charge to be called in basketball.
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Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor

Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor
Thursday, January 28, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the rule misunderstandings that occur when a basketball player dives on the floor for a loose ball.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Officials' Options

Be the Referee: Hockey Officials' Options
Thursday, January 21, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how changes to hockey penalties are helping to keep athletes safe.
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