Be the Referee: Summer Camps
Be the Referee: Summer Camps
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2019

This week, assistant director Brent Rice explains how officials, like athletes, will be sharpening their skills during the summer. 

Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.

Below is this week's segment – Summer Camps - Listen

Student-athletes aren’t the only ones heading off to camp this summer to improve their game. Many MHSAA officials also attend camps and clinics during the summer to continue to hone their skills and stay up-to-date on rules and interpretations.

The MHSAA is hosting two camps this year in conjunction with the Reaching Higher basketball and volleyball events. The MHSAA basketball officials camp will be held on June 23, and the new volleyball officials camp will take place on July 18 – both at Milford High School.

There are a number of other terrific camps and clinics around the state this summer and throughout the year. If you’re interested in attending one to learn the sport or sharpen your skills, you can check out available opportunities on the Officials page of

Past editions

May 23: Girls Lacrosse Self Start - Listen
May 16: Lodged Ball - Listen
May 9: Bounced Pitch - Listen
May 2: Boys Lacrosse Safety - Listen
April 25: Softball Illegal Pitch - Listen
March 21: Instant Replay in Basketball - Listen
March 14: Basket Interference - Listen
March 7: Primary Areas - Listen
February 28: Under the Bus - Listen
February 21: You Make the Call - Listen
February 14: Because They Love It - Listen
February 7: Coach/Official Communication - Listen
January 31: Backcourt Violation? - Listen
January 24: Required Hockey Equipment - Listen
January 17: You Make the Call: 10-Second Clock - Listen
January 10: Tripping in Hockey - Listen
January 3: Sliding in Basketball - Listen
December 27: Stalling in Wrestling - Listen
December 20: Basketball: You Make the Call - Listen
December 13: Basketball Uniform Safety - Listen
December 6: Coaching Box Expansion - Listen
November 29: Video Review, Part 2 - Listen
November 22: Video Review, Part 1 - Listen
November 15: You Make the Call - Sleeper Play - Listen
November 8: 7-Person Football Crews - Listen
November 1: Overtime Differences - Listen
October 25: Trickery & Communication - Listen
October 18: Punts & Missed Field Goals - Listen
October 11: What Officials Don't Do - Listen
October 4: Always 1st-and-Goal - Listen
September 27: Unique Kickoff Option - Listen
September 20: Uncatchable Pass - Listen
September 13: Soccer Rules Change - Listen
September 6: You Make the Call: Face Guarding - Listen
August 30: 40-Second Play Clock - Listen
August 23: Football Rules Changes - Listen


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