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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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Former Official in League of Her Own

Former Official in League of Her Own
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Retired MHSAA official Dolly Konwinski – previously a player in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League who consulted on the 1992 film “A League of Their Own” – died Saturday at the age of 87. Konwinski umpired both baseball and soft...
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The Official View: Just the Beginning

The Official View: Just the Beginning
Monday, September 24, 2018
This week’s “Official” View features a Legacy official who received a couple of very cool letters of encouragement from some very important people in recognition of his first MHSAA football contest. Noah Lewis, out of Iron River, served Thursday as a ...
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Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass

Be the Referee: Uncatchable Pass
Thursday, September 20, 2018
This week, MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl explains the differences between high school and college and pro rules when it comes to an uncatchable pass.
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The Official View: Multiplying Legacies

The Official View: Multiplying Legacies
Monday, September 17, 2018
In this week’s edition, check out the latest news on the MHSAA’s Officials Review Committee and Officials Guidebook, rules scenarios to consider in football and swimming and a quick story of multiple generations learning through the Legacy Program.
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Be the Referee: Soccer Rule Change

Be the Referee: Soccer Rule Change
Thursday, September 13, 2018
In this week's edition, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a significant change in soccer regarding fouls in the penalty area.
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The Official View: Eyes in the Sky

The Official View: Eyes in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2018
Welcome to “Official View,” a weekly feature on the MHSAA’s Second Half website designed to deliver must-know information to Michigan’s 10,000 high school officials – while also showing administrators, athletes and fans a slice of the offic...
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Be the Referee: YMTC - Face Guarding

Be the Referee: YMTC - Face Guarding
Thursday, September 6, 2018
In this week's edition, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a "You Make the Call" scenario regarding football face guarding.
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 30, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice explains how Michigan is continuing to experiment with a 40-second play clock in football.
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, August 23, 2018
In this week's edition, assistant director Brent Rice discusses a pair of rules changes coming to high school football this fall.
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500 Attend 'Officiate Michigan Day II'

500 Attend 'Officiate Michigan Day II'
Saturday, August 4, 2018
More than 500 Michigan officials, from beginners to veterans with decades of experience, gathered Saturday at the Lansing Center for “Officiate Michigan Day II” – an opportunity to learn and train with experts in the avocation and share their passion f...
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Rice Brings Officials Expertise to MHSAA

Rice Brings Officials Expertise to MHSAA
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Before starting down the path toward becoming one of the nation’s most respected trainers of baseball umpires, Brent Rice was a student at small-town Concord High School who didn’t have to put much effort into succeeding academically. But he received a chal...
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Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'

Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'
Monday, July 30, 2018
More than 800 sports officials hailing from both peninsulas and all over the state are expected to attend the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s “Officiate Michigan Day II” on August 4 at the Lansing Center to train and learn from clinicians e...
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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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