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Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion

Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sam Davis was a highly-touted freshman on the Michigan State University wrestling team and recently-crowned MHSAA champion from Lansing Eastern when an eye injury ended his competitive career on that mat.  But the longtime Lansing official continues to make a stat...
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Be the Referee: Deciding the Game

Be the Referee: Deciding the Game
Thursday, March 26, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how an official's approach DOES NOT change during the final seconds of a game.
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Legacies Live on in Matson's Work

Legacies Live on in Matson's Work
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hugh Matson was a sophomore on the 1951 Newaygo team that made the school's first trip to the MHSAA Boys Basketball Semifinals. His team fell in that Semifinal. But another highlight of that weekend has stuck with Matson, who has given back to high school sports as a t...
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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Call

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Call
Thursday, March 19, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl dispels the myth of what constitutes the difference between a block and charge.
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Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor

Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor
Thursday, March 12, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains one of the most misunderstood rules situations in basketball. 
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, March 5, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how seeing the right angle is the most important part of officials making the right call. 
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Be the Referee: Too Much TV

Be the Referee: Too Much TV
Thursday, February 26, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how inaccuracies in TV play-by-play can lead fans to quote rules incorrectly. 
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Supporting Sports Officials

Supporting Sports Officials
Friday, February 20, 2015
To make a difference of opinion about legislative strategy the litmus test of MHSAA support for officials is misguided at best and manipulative at worst.
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Be the Referee: Video Clip Library

Be the Referee: Video Clip Library
Thursday, February 19, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains MHSAA policy for video submitted to argue an official's call.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, February 12, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how a safe environment is created for Michigan's competitive cheerleaders.
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Be the Referee: Basketball Announcers

Be the Referee: Basketball Announcers
Thursday, February 5, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the proper role of high school basketball public address announcers.
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern

Be the Referee: Wrestling Health Concern
Thursday, January 29, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl addresses health concerns in wrestling with a focus on prevention. 
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Be the Referee: Basketball Contact

Be the Referee: Basketball Contact
Thursday, January 22, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains new rules that further define contact fouls in high school basketball. 
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Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 2

Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 2
Thursday, January 15, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains further the use of video replay during MHSAA tournament events and why it is difficult to expand use at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1

Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1
Thursday, January 8, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the use of video replay during MHSAA tournament events. 
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2
Thursday, December 18, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl continues last week's explanation of the steps to becoming an MHSAA registered official.
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl dicusses the first step in becoming an MHSAA registered official.
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Be the Referee: Legacy Program

Be the Referee: Legacy Program
Thursday, December 4, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl dicusses the Legacy Program, which helps in the recruitment of officials from among current high school students. 
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Be the Referee: Sideline Management

Be the Referee: Sideline Management
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl dicusses how the sideline rule helps to keep the adults working in football, including coaches and officials, safe during football games. 
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Be the Referee: 7-Person Mechanics

Be the Referee: 7-Person Mechanics
Thursday, November 20, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the addition of two officials for this season's MHSAA Football Semifinals and Finals.
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