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Be the Referee - Recruiting Officials

Be the Referee - Recruiting Officials
Thursday, February 16, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the recruitment of officials and why the avocation is rewarding.
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Grand Blanc Senior Joins Officials 'Legacy'

Grand Blanc Senior Joins Officials 'Legacy'
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Michigan, not unlike most other states across the nation, is struggling with a shortage of officials for junior high and high school sports. Steve Tannar, the Kensington Lakes Activities Association assigner, says locally that Michigan High School Athletic Association r...
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Be the Referee - Ejections

Be the Referee - Ejections
Thursday, February 9, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the MHSAA's ejection rule.
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Be the Referee: Wrestling & Technology

Be the Referee: Wrestling & Technology
Thursday, February 2, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how wrestling coaches are allowed to use technology matside.
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Bullock Creek Hosts 35 Aspiring Umpires

Bullock Creek Hosts 35 Aspiring Umpires
Friday, January 27, 2017
More than 35 aspiring baseball and softball umpires met for instruction from a number of veteran officials as part of the Mid-Michigan Clinic on Jan. 21 at Bullock Creek High School.
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Be the Referee: Post Play

Be the Referee: Post Play
Thursday, January 26, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how unnecessary rough basketball play in the post area is being called by officials.
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Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Overtime

Be the Referee: Ice Hockey Overtime
Thursday, January 19, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains high school overtime rules for ice hockey.
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Be the Referee: Free Throw Change

Be the Referee: Free Throw Change
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses one of the most significant rules changes of this winter season, regarding basketball free throws.
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Be the Referee: Ratings

Be the Referee: Ratings
Thursday, January 5, 2017
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how Michigan's high school officials are evaluated for their game performance.
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Northern MI Officials Honor 'Pioneer'

Northern MI Officials Honor 'Pioneer'
Friday, December 30, 2016
Barb Beckett was in a familiar spot – center circle at the Traverse City St. Francis gymnasium – for a boys varsity basketball game.  The longtime Michigan High School Athletic Association referee was not tossing up another ball to start the Dec. 17 c...
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Be the Referee: Video Replay - Part 2

Be the Referee: Video Replay - Part 2
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant 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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Why They Don’t Officiate Anymore

Why They Don’t Officiate Anymore
Friday, December 16, 2016
Many recent MHSAA policy changes and most MHSAA in-service training have focused directly on assigners, and this survey confirms that this must continue and expand.
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Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1

Be the Referee: Video Review - Part 1
Thursday, December 15, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains the rare circumstances when video review can be used at the high school level.
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 2
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl builds on last week's explanation on becoming a registered high school official with the next step: connecting with a local officials association to learn how to enforce the rules of the game.
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Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1

Be the Referee: Registration - Part 1
Thursday, December 1, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl begins explaining the process for becoming a registered high school official.
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Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play

Be the Referee: YMTC - Sleeper Play
Thursday, November 24, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains why the "Sleeper Play" is an illegal one in high school football.
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Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs

Be the Referee: Automatic 1st Downs
Thursday, November 17, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses the differences in how automatic 1st downs are awarded at the high school level versus in the college and pro football games.
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Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass

Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass
Thursday, November 10, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl explains how the "uncatchable pass" is not a consideration when it comes to high school football interference penalties.
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Be the Referee: The Goal Line

Be the Referee: The Goal Line
Thursday, November 3, 2016
This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses how rules regarding the football goal line are at times the same and differ from those at other levels of the sport.
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Officiating’s High Calling

Officiating’s High Calling
Friday, October 28, 2016
At a time when the number of registered officials with the MHSAA has sunk to a 30-year low, Barry’s words are a clarion call ... to consider sports officiating ...
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