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Be the Referee: Because They Love It

Be the Referee: Because They Love It
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials take up the avocation despite frequent criticism of their best efforts.
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Be the Referee: Communication

Be the Referee: Communication
Thursday, February 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses the mission of the Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee.
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Be the Referee: Backcourt Violation?

Be the Referee: Backcourt Violation?
Thursday, January 31, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains an often misunderstood backcourt/frontcourt basketball scenario.
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Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment

Be the Referee: Hockey Equipment
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice discusses the need to monitor the proper wearing of the ice hockey neck guard.
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Be the Referee: YMTC - 10-Second Clock

Be the Referee: YMTC - 10-Second Clock
Thursday, January 17, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice offers a "You Make the Call" scenario dealing with the 10-second clock in basketball.
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The Official View: Don't Make it Personal

The Official View: Don't Make it Personal
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Statistics tell us poor sportsmanship is a leading factor in officials leaving officiating and a major impediment to recruiting new officials. The official catching flak is not new. This week’s “It’s Official” discusses work being done to bring ...
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Be the Referee: Tripping in Ice Hockey

Be the Referee: Tripping in Ice Hockey
Thursday, January 10, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains another of the most misunderstood rules in high school sports – this one concerning tripping in hockey.
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Be the Referee: Sliding in Basketball

Be the Referee: Sliding in Basketball
Thursday, January 3, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice clears up misunderstandings of the rule regarding sliding in basketball.
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling

Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling
Thursday, December 27, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains what wrestling officials look for while watching for stalling on the mat.
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Be the Referee: You Make the Call

Be the Referee: You Make the Call
Thursday, December 20, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis offers up a basketball "You Make the Call" scenario concerning the backboard.
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Be the Referee: Uniform Safety

Be the Referee: Uniform Safety
Thursday, December 13, 2018
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains how player uniform rules in basketball make the game safer.
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Be the Referee: Coaching Box Expansion

Be the Referee: Coaching Box Expansion
Thursday, December 6, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis details the adoption of the larger sideline coaching box for basketball.
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The Official View: Congrats & Transitions

The Official View: Congrats & Transitions
Monday, December 3, 2018
Winter is upon us at the MHSAA, and as we switch up seasons we salute the many who contributed to fall’s championship events and preview changes on the way for the MHSAA Officials Program.
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Be the Referee: Video Replay, Part 2

Be the Referee: Video Replay, Part 2
Thursday, November 29, 2018
This week, MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl explains some of the main obstacles standing in the way of increased use of replay at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Video Review, Part 1

Be the Referee: Video Review, Part 1
Thursday, November 22, 2018
This week, MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl explains the use of video replay during MHSAA tournament events. 
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Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play

Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play
Thursday, November 15, 2018
This week, MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl discusses the "sleeper play" and if it's legal in high school football.
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The Official View: Winter Wonderland

The Official View: Winter Wonderland
Monday, November 12, 2018
In this week’s “Official View” we explain the important of insurance and offer a brief primer on how the MHSAA helps officials stay covered. We also work through some rule scenarios in football, volleyball and swimming and take a look at a few of the ...
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Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews

Be the Referee: 7-Person Football Crews
Thursday, November 8, 2018
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why seven-person crews are used at the Semifinals and Finals rounds of the 11-Player Football Playoffs. 
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The Official View: All in This Together

The Official View: All in This Together
Monday, November 5, 2018
“The Official View” has received significant positive feedback, from both officials and non-officials – and we thank you for your interest in learning more about this essential avocation. This week, we discuss a promising effort to recruit Legacy offi...
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Be the Referee: Overtime Differences

Be the Referee: Overtime Differences
Thursday, November 1, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how high school football overtime differs from extra play at the college level.
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