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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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The Official View: Steps Away, Starts Anew

The Official View: Steps Away, Starts Anew
Monday, October 29, 2018
As “Official View” returns this week, we say good-bye and a big thank you to a longtime football official – but only for the fall as he’ll be continuing to serve on basketball courts in southwestern Michigan. We also consider a few soccer scenar...
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Seeing Need, New SE Officials Work to Fill It

Seeing Need, New SE Officials Work to Fill It
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Clyde Canales says his life experiences have prepared him for this. Bryant Moore says his new role as a football referee has taught him a new respect for the game. And Herb Bertz says he signed up to stay part of a game that has meant so much to his family the last seve...
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Be the Referee: Trickery & Communication

Be the Referee: Trickery & Communication
Thursday, October 25, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a key piece of communication that takes place between football referees and coaches during pregame.
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Be the Referee: Punts & Missed FGs

Be the Referee: Punts & Missed FGs
Thursday, October 18, 2018
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains how high school rules differ from collegiate and professional when it comes to these kick scenarios.
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The Official View: A Shining Example

The Official View: A Shining Example
Monday, October 15, 2018
This week we honor our first “Official of the Month” – Rockford’s Lyle Berry – and offer a reminder on postseason invitations while also taking a look at a few situations officials may encounter in volleyball and football.
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Be the Referee: What Officials Don't Do

Be the Referee: What Officials Don't Do
Thursday, October 11, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses some of the things that do not fall under officials' many game-day responsibilities.
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The Official View: The Couple That Officiates Together

The Official View: The Couple That Officiates Together
Monday, October 8, 2018
This key to a long and happy marriage is officiating school sports. Richard and Christine Lee from Brown City are proof, and their story leads off this week's "The Official View."
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Be the Referee: Always 1st-and-Goal

Be the Referee: Always 1st-and-Goal
Thursday, October 4, 2018
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains how every series of high school football overtime in Michigan begins with 1st-and-Goal.
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The Official View: Night with the Crew

The Official View: Night with the Crew
Monday, October 1, 2018
In this week’s edition we discuss the power of our words and delivering them proactively, examine a football rule regarding rushing the punter and take a look at an “It’s Your Call” at the volleyball net.
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Be the Referee - Unique Kickoff Option

Be the Referee - Unique Kickoff Option
Thursday, September 27, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a little-known option unique to high school football regarding kickoffs. 
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