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The Official View: Multiplying Legacies

The Official View: Multiplying Legacies
Monday, September 17, 2018
In this week’s edition, check out the latest news on the MHSAA’s Officials Review Committee and Officials Guidebook, rules scenarios to consider in football and swimming and a quick story of multiple generations learning through the Legacy Program.
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Be the Referee: Soccer Rule Change

Be the Referee: Soccer Rule Change
Thursday, September 13, 2018
In this week's edition, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a significant change in soccer regarding fouls in the penalty area.
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The Official View: Eyes in the Sky

The Official View: Eyes in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2018
Welcome to “Official View,” a weekly feature on the MHSAA’s Second Half website designed to deliver must-know information to Michigan’s 10,000 high school officials – while also showing administrators, athletes and fans a slice of the offic...
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Be the Referee: YMTC - Face Guarding

Be the Referee: YMTC - Face Guarding
Thursday, September 6, 2018
In this week's edition, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a "You Make the Call" scenario regarding football face guarding.
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 30, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice explains how Michigan is continuing to experiment with a 40-second play clock in football.
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, August 23, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice discusses a pair of rules changes coming to high school football this fall.
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500 Attend 'Officiate Michigan Day II'

500 Attend 'Officiate Michigan Day II'
Saturday, August 4, 2018
More than 500 Michigan officials, from beginners to veterans with decades of experience, gathered Saturday at the Lansing Center for “Officiate Michigan Day II” – an opportunity to learn and train with experts in the avocation and share their passion f...
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Rice Brings Officials Expertise to MHSAA

Rice Brings Officials Expertise to MHSAA
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Before starting down the path toward becoming one of the nation’s most respected trainers of baseball umpires, Brent Rice was a student at small-town Concord High School who didn’t have to put much effort into succeeding academically. But he received a chal...
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Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'

Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'
Monday, July 30, 2018
More than 800 sports officials hailing from both peninsulas and all over the state are expected to attend the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s “Officiate Michigan Day II” on August 4 at the Lansing Center to train and learn from clinicians e...
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2018-19 Officials Registration Underway

2018-19 Officials Registration Underway
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The MHSAA is accepting registrations by mail and online for game officials for the 2018-19 school year. The MHSAA annually receives registration by more than 9,500 officials, and had 9,816 during the 2017-18 school year. 
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Good News in Officials Recruitment, Hockey

Good News in Officials Recruitment, Hockey
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The MHSAA continues to explore ways to interest and invite potential officials to join the ranks of those who play massive roles in administrating our games all over the state. A few recent efforts have produced excellent results and ideas for the future.
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Norris Award to Honor Educator, Mentor

Norris Award to Honor Educator, Mentor
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Many of Jill Baker-Cooley’s favorite memories of officiating are funny ones, and she laughed last week recalling her first basketball game at the college level. She also chuckled while recollecting another memory that served only as motivation, not discourageme...
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Be the Referee: Selecting Finals Officials

Be the Referee: Selecting Finals Officials
Thursday, March 22, 2018
In this final edition for the 2017-18 school year, assistant director Mark Uyl explains how officials are selected to work the MHSAA's biggest tournament events.
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Be the Referee: We Get Letters

Be the Referee: We Get Letters
Thursday, March 15, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl tells of a letter that caught our attention, sent by one of our member school superintendents in support of officials and pledging to improve sportsmanship.
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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls
Thursday, February 22, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl clears up confusion about the differences between a block and a charge in basketball. 
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Be the Referee: Dog Days of February

Be the Referee: Dog Days of February
Thursday, February 15, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl talks about some of the challenges that arise during a pivotal point every basketball season.
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Be the Referee: National Rules Process

Be the Referee: National Rules Process
Thursday, February 8, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains the process by which national playing rules are made and changed.
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Be the Referee: Calling Intentional Fouls

Be the Referee: Calling Intentional Fouls
Thursday, February 1, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl discusses when basketball officials should call an intentional foul.
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Be the Referee: Points at the Edge

Be the Referee: Points at the Edge
Thursday, January 25, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains how scoring opportunities have increased in wrestling this season.
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Become an Official: HS Sports Need You

Become an Official: HS Sports Need You
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams. But perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.
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