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2016-17 Officials Registration Underway

2016-17 Officials Registration Underway
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2016-17 school year.
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Registration for 2016-17 Underway

Registration for 2016-17 Underway
Thursday, June 16, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how registration works for MHSAA officials and the benefits of signing up.
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Lentz Learned from 'Legacy,' Builds Own

Lentz Learned from 'Legacy,' Builds Own
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Umpire Nic Lentz stepped onto the field April 20 at Marlins Park prior to Miami’s game against the Washington Nationals, and he was met by moments he’ll remember the rest of his life. The game was his first at the Major League Baseball level for the Howell ...
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Be the Referee: Summer Camp

Be the Referee: Summer Camp
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl talks about a couple of opportunities officials utilize to work on their games each summer.
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Be the Referee: Use of Electronic Devices

Be the Referee: Use of Electronic Devices
Thursday, June 2, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how high school rules have changed to allow for limited use of technology during competition.
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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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