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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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Be the Referee: Blocking Below the Waist

Be the Referee: Blocking Below the Waist
Thursday, November 13, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the differences between high school and the college and professional games when it comes to blocking below the waist. 
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Be the Referee: Tournament Selection

Be the Referee: Tournament Selection
Thursday, November 6, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how officials are selected to work MHSAA football playoff games. 
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Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass

Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass
Thursday, October 30, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the differences between high school and college and pro rules when it comes to an uncatachable pass.
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Be the Referee: Preparation for Officials

Be the Referee: Preparation for Officials
Thursday, October 23, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how officials prepare for Friday nights, just like those playing the games and cheering them on. 
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Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs
Thursday, October 16, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the differences between high school and college and pro football when it comes to awarding automatic first downs.
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Be the Referee: Officials & Injuries

Be the Referee: Officials & Injuries
Thursday, October 9, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the official's role when it comes to player injuries.
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Be the Referee: Football Overtime

Be the Referee: Football Overtime
Thursday, October 2, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how football overtime is played at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Field Goals

Be the Referee: Field Goals
Thursday, September 25, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains a rule unique to high school football – what results at our level after a missed field goal attempt.
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Be the Referee: Tackle Box

Be the Referee: Tackle Box
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the differences between high school and college/NFL rules when it comes to a quarterback's movements within and outside the "tackle box."
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Membership Mentality

Membership Mentality
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The most fundamental strategy for recruiting and retaining officials is consistent, ceaseless efforts to improve officials’ working environment. 
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Be the Referee: Pass Interference

Be the Referee: Pass Interference
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains one of the toughest calls to make on the football field.
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Payne Game Recalls Official's Legacy

Payne Game Recalls Official's Legacy
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
At 4:30 p.m. before the first game of this high school football season, a small group of mid-Michigan officials met at Lansing’s Mount Hope Cemetery. As has become their tradition, they paid respects to a friend gone too soon, told a few stories, then worked the ...
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Be the Referee: Concussion Protocol

Be the Referee: Concussion Protocol
Thursday, September 4, 2014
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the football official's role in making school personnel aware that an athlete may have sustained a concussion. 
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Fruit Belt 'Interacts' to Recruit Officials

Fruit Belt 'Interacts' to Recruit Officials
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The MHSAA always is seeking creative ideas for recruiting some of the most important people in high school athletics – officials to preside over the games.  The Fruit Belt Officials Association once again hosted an interactive recruitment booth at ...
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Counting On Officials

Counting On Officials
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It is sometimes the most maligned who do the most good; and that might be said of high school sports officials.
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