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"Be The Referee" is a series of one-minute podcasts designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.  "Be The Referee" features insights from MHSAA experts on officiating.  These messages can be heard on This Week In High School Sports, which airs on over 100 radio stations and audio web outlets across Michigan.

2018-19 "Be The Referee" 

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  • Week of Aug. 20 - 2018 Football Rules Changes - Listen/Download - Read
  • Week of Aug. 27 - 40-Second Play Clock - Listen/Download - Read
  • Week of Sept. 3 - You Make The Call - Face Guarding - Listen/Download - Read
  • Week of Sept. 10 - 2018-19 Soccer Rules Change - Listen/Download - Read
  • Week of Sept. 17 - Uncatchable Pass - Listen - Read
  • Week of Sept. 24 - Did You Know? Kick Off Option - Listen - Read
  • Week of Oct. 1 - Always First & Goal in OT - Listen - Read
  • Week of Oct. 8 - What Officials Don't Do - Listen - Read
  • Week of Oct. 15 - Punts & Missed Field Goals - Listen - Read
  • Week of Oct. 22 - Trickery & Communication - Listen - Read
  • Week of Oct. 29 - Overtime Differences - Listen - Read
  • Week of Nov. 5 - Seven-Person Football Crews - Listen - Read
  • Week of Nov. 12 - YMTC - Sleeper Play - Listen - Read
  • Week of Nov. 19 - Video Review, Part One - Listen - Read
  • Week of Nov. 26 - Video Review, Part Two - Listen - Read
  • Week of Dec. 4 - Coaching Box Expansion - Listen - Read
  • Week of Dec. 11 - Basketball Uniform Safety - Listen - Read

"Be The Referee" is a series of one-minute messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials. Click logo above or text below for current year editions.

"The Official View" is a weekly feature on MHSAA Second Half during the school year offering inside looks at officiating including video review, features and important reminders. Click below for archived installments.