Entries for 'Be the Referee'

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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