Entries for 'Be the Referee'

Be the Referee: Golf Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Golf Rules Changes
Thursday, October 10, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains new rules in golf for 2019-2020, including those pertaining to the use of cell phones during play.
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Be the Referee: No Tackle Box

Be the Referee: No Tackle Box
Thursday, October 3, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains the difference between high school and college/pro rules in regards to the football tackle box and intentional grounding.
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Be the Referee: You Make the OT Call

Be the Referee: You Make the OT Call
Thursday, September 26, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice presents a "You Make the Call" regarding a penalty during football overtime.
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Be the Referee: Swim Finishing Touch

Be the Referee: Swim Finishing Touch
Thursday, September 19, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a new rule in swimming that allows for more flexibility when determining when a competitor has finished a race.
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Be the Referee: Curbing Gamesmanship

Be the Referee: Curbing Gamesmanship
Thursday, September 12, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a new rule in soccer meant to keep teams in the lead from running time off the clock by making lineup changes.
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Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes

Be the Referee: Football Rules Changes
Thursday, September 5, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice discusses a pair of football rules changes made the enhance safety.
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Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock

Be the Referee: 40-Second Play Clock
Thursday, August 29, 2019
This week, MHSAA Assistant Director Brent Rice explains the change in football to a 40-second play clock.
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Be the Referee: Summer Camps

Be the Referee: Summer Camps
Thursday, June 6, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice explains how officials, like athletes, will be sharpening their skills during the summer. 
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Be the Referee: Girls Lacrosse Self Start

Be the Referee: Girls Lacrosse Self Start
Thursday, May 23, 2019
This week, officials coordinator Sam Davis explains a rule change in girls lacrosse designed to smooth out starts and stops in game play.
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Be the Referee: Lodged Ball

Be the Referee: Lodged Ball
Thursday, May 16, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a batted ball that becomes lodged in the fence. 
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Be the Referee: Bounced Pitch

Be the Referee: Bounced Pitch
Thursday, May 9, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a pitch that bounces before reaching the plate.
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Be the Referee: Boys Lacrosse Safety

Be the Referee: Boys Lacrosse Safety
Thursday, May 2, 2019
In this week's "Be the Referee" installment, assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in boys lacrosse that address body checks and targeting.
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Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch

Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch
Thursday, April 25, 2019
"Be the Referee" returns this week as assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in softball for situations when an illegal pitch is thrown.
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Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball

Be the Referee: Instant Replay in Basketball
Thursday, March 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains when instant relay is available to be consulted during the girls and boys basketball tournaments.
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Be the Referee: Basket Interference

Be the Referee: Basket Interference
Thursday, March 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a basketball scenario where there is simultaneous basket interference by both teams.
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Be the Referee: Primary Areas

Be the Referee: Primary Areas
Thursday, March 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains why sometimes the official farthest away from the action is the one with the best angle to make the call.
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Be the Referee: Under the Bus

Be the Referee: Under the Bus
Thursday, February 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials usually are not the correct target for frustrations when basketball games get out of control.
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Be the Referee: You Make the Call

Be the Referee: You Make the Call
Thursday, February 21, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis takes us through a "You Make the Call" scenario in basketball.
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Be the Referee: Because They Love It

Be the Referee: Because They Love It
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains why officials take up the avocation despite frequent criticism of their best efforts.
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Be the Referee: Communication

Be the Referee: Communication
Thursday, February 7, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses the mission of the Basketball Officials & Coaches Communication Committee.
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