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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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Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials

Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials
Thursday, January 14, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl talks about the challenge of recruiting new officials, but also benefits of becoming one.
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Weight Safety

Be the Referee: Wrestling Weight Safety
Thursday, January 7, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how the weight monitoring program helps keep Michigan's wrestlers healthy and safe.
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Be the Referee: Respect for Referees

Be the Referee: Respect for Referees
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the importance of respecting the referees who are learning as well while working with our youngest athletes.
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Be the Referee: Basketball Replay

Be the Referee: Basketball Replay
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the use of instant replay in basketball only for MHSAA Semifinals and Finals.
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Be the Referee: Communication

Be the Referee: Communication
Thursday, December 17, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the expectations for officials working with coaches during basketball games.
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Be the Referee: Excessive Contact

Be the Referee: Excessive Contact
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains rules new this basketball season designed to limit physical contact with ball-handlers. 
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All in the Details

All in the Details
Thursday, December 3, 2015
In my experience as both an official and coach, my partners or officials assigned to work my match are judged the moment we meet and make contact. That is human nature.
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Be the Referee: Pregame Communication

Be the Referee: Pregame Communication
Thursday, November 26, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how officials prepare for an upcoming football game.
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Be the Referee: Trick Plays

Be the Referee: Trick Plays
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains which trick plays in football are allowed, and not allowed, under high school rules.
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Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews

Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why seven-person football crews are used for MHSAA Semifinals and Finals.
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Be the Referee: Personal Fouls

Be the Referee: Personal Fouls
Thursday, November 5, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how personal fouls are penalized at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Officials Demographics

Be the Referee: Officials Demographics
Thursday, October 29, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the importance of recruiting young officials so they may gain experience now and prepare to replace veterans wearing the whistle.
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Be the Referee: Intentional Grounding

Be the Referee: Intentional Grounding
Thursday, October 15, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the difference between high school and college/pro rules when it comes to intentional grounding. 
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Be the Referee: Playoff Selection

Be the Referee: Playoff Selection
Thursday, October 8, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how officials are chosen to work football playoff games.
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Hornets' Sorg Soars as Top Coach, Official

Hornets' Sorg Soars as Top Coach, Official
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Brent Sorg remains one of the country's elite soccer officials, a story worth telling on its own – but only half of the 40-year-old's remarkable climb on the pitch. He's better known in Michigan high school soccer as the boys coach at Williamston, which he led to...
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Be the Referee: Kick Returns

Be the Referee: Kick Returns
Thursday, October 1, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the difference in high school kick return rules from those in the college and professional games. 
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Be the Referee: Concussions

Be the Referee: Concussions
Thursday, September 24, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the role of officials in helping keep student-athletes safe after possible concussions. 
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