Entries for 'Official View'
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Camaraderie – and a feeling of being part of a bigger sports family – is among draws for nearly 10,000 officials who register with the MHSAA each school year.
As “The Official View” returns today for the 2020-21 school year, we feature a trio of...Continue Reading
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Some have said that officiating has to be in your blood.
The avocation runs through the veins of nearly 10,000 officials in this state, and “The Official View” returns this week not only to inform those valuable contributors to school sports, but also to pr...Continue Reading
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Statistics tell us poor sportsmanship is a leading factor in officials leaving officiating and a major impediment to recruiting new officials. The official catching flak is not new.
This week’s “It’s Official” discusses work being done to bring ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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."Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading