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2015-16 Officials Registration Underway

2015-16 Officials Registration Underway
Monday, June 15, 2015
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2015-16 school year.
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Be the Referee: Pitcher Arm Care

Be the Referee: Pitcher Arm Care
Thursday, June 11, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how the 30 out-limit rule works to keep baseball pitchers' arms healthy.
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Be the Referee: Bat Safety

Be the Referee: Bat Safety
Thursday, June 4, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how bats have been altered the last few seasons to make baseball safer for pitchers and infielders.
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Be the Referee: Balks

Be the Referee: Balks
Thursday, May 28, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the often-misunderstood baseball balk rule.
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Be the Referee: Baseball Pace of Play

Be the Referee: Baseball Pace of Play
Thursday, May 21, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses some of the strategies in use at the pro and high school levels to keep baseball's pace of play at an appropriate speed.
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Be the Referee: Fair or Foul Ball?

Be the Referee: Fair or Foul Ball?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how baselines come into play when deciding if a batted ball is fair or foul in baseball and softball.
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Be the Referee: Non-Glare Helmets

Be the Referee: Non-Glare Helmets
Thursday, May 7, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains why high-glare helmets are prohibited for softball and baseball.
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Be the Referee: Vern L. Norris Award

Be the Referee: Vern L. Norris Award
Thursday, April 30, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the MHSAA's highest honor awarded annually to officials.
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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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