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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls
Thursday, March 17, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains what is often considered the most difficult call to make in all of sports officiating. 
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Be the Referee: Ball Stuck on the Rim

Be the Referee: Ball Stuck on the Rim
Thursday, March 10, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains what happens when the basketball becomes stuck between the rim and the backboard, stopping play.
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Be the Referee: Three Seconds

Be the Referee: Three Seconds
Thursday, March 3, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains one of the most misunderstood rules in basketball, the 3-second rule. 
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Be the Referee: Deciding the Game

Be the Referee: Deciding the Game
Thursday, February 25, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why the amount of time left in a game or when during the season that game is played matter not to officials who strive to call every moment of every game the same.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how rules in competitive cheer keep Michigan's athletes as safe as possible.
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, February 11, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how angle is the most important factor when determining which basketball official should make a call.
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Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back

Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Joe Brodie's career in high school athletics began in the 1940s as an athlete, before he went on to coach, officiate and serve as a valuable administrator locally and statewide.  So it should come as no surprise that Brodie, 87, is enjoying his retirement. There i...
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Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls

Be the Referee: Block/Charge Calls
Thursday, February 4, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl clears up the confusion concerning what is required for a charge to be called in basketball.
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Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor

Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor
Thursday, January 28, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the rule misunderstandings that occur when a basketball player dives on the floor for a loose ball.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Officials' Options

Be the Referee: Hockey Officials' Options
Thursday, January 21, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how changes to hockey penalties are helping to keep athletes safe.
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Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials

Be the Referee: Recruiting Officials
Thursday, January 14, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl talks about the challenge of recruiting new officials, but also benefits of becoming one.
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Weight Safety

Be the Referee: Wrestling Weight Safety
Thursday, January 7, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how the weight monitoring program helps keep Michigan's wrestlers healthy and safe.
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Be the Referee: Respect for Referees

Be the Referee: Respect for Referees
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the importance of respecting the referees who are learning as well while working with our youngest athletes.
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Be the Referee: Basketball Replay

Be the Referee: Basketball Replay
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the use of instant replay in basketball only for MHSAA Semifinals and Finals.
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Be the Referee: Communication

Be the Referee: Communication
Thursday, December 17, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the expectations for officials working with coaches during basketball games.
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Be the Referee: Excessive Contact

Be the Referee: Excessive Contact
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains rules new this basketball season designed to limit physical contact with ball-handlers. 
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All in the Details

All in the Details
Thursday, December 3, 2015
In my experience as both an official and coach, my partners or officials assigned to work my match are judged the moment we meet and make contact. That is human nature.
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Be the Referee: Pregame Communication

Be the Referee: Pregame Communication
Thursday, November 26, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how officials prepare for an upcoming football game.
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Be the Referee: Trick Plays

Be the Referee: Trick Plays
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains which trick plays in football are allowed, and not allowed, under high school rules.
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Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews

Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses why seven-person football crews are used for MHSAA Semifinals and Finals.
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