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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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Be the Referee: Behavior Warning

Be the Referee: Behavior Warning
Thursday, January 18, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains a new basketball rule expected to make a positive impact on inappropriate sideline behavior. 
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Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Safe & Sound

Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Safe & Sound
Thursday, January 11, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl notes how rules changes have helped make one of the most exciting high school sports safer.
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Be the Referee: Why No Shot Clock?

Be the Referee: Why No Shot Clock?
Thursday, January 4, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains why Michigan, and many other states, have chosen to not adopt a shot clock for basketball.
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Be the Referee: Equipment Responsibility

Be the Referee: Equipment Responsibility
Thursday, December 21, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains that coaches are responsible for making sure their players are properly equipped.
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Be the Referee: Mentoring New Officials

Be the Referee: Mentoring New Officials
Thursday, December 14, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl emphasizes the important role played by mentors in retaining high school officials. 
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Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor

Be the Referee: Dive on the Floor
Thursday, December 7, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl discusses some of the misunderstandings that arise when a basketball player dives for and gains possession of a loose ball.
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Be the Referee: Weight Monitoring

Be the Referee: Weight Monitoring
Thursday, November 30, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains the how wrestlers' weights are monitored, an important part of making the sport safe for all who take the mat.
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Be the Referee: Ejections

Be the Referee: Ejections
Thursday, November 23, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the penalties that come with a player or coach ejection.
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Be the Referee: Toughest Call

Be the Referee: Toughest Call
Thursday, November 16, 2017
In this week's edition, assistant director Mark Uyl explains why pass interference is the toughest call for our football officials to make.
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