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Test Review Meeting (Virtual) Reminder & Link

We will be reviewing the MHSAA Basketball test for post season consideration. As we have done with other test reviews, we will have an interactive quiz available for those on laptops and desktops.

We strongly encourage you to review the test beforehand. A pdf version of the test questions are available at:

https://www.mhsaa.com/sites/default/files/Officials/Basketball/bb%20exam.pdf

Wednesday December 14 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Please share this information with anyone currently officiating football.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81362814231

Meeting ID: 813 6281 4231

Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 646 931 3860 US

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Please email Shane Bies shanebies@hotmail.com or metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com for assistance.

Hope you can join us!

Save the Date Basketball Tip Off Meeting!

Monday November 7th at 6:30pm

Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

In the little theater on the West side of the high school.

Officiating gear available for purchase from Correct Call and Purchase Officials.

Meet with assignors and hear updates from local league administrators.

Note that the rules presentation will not be available in person this year. Please log into your MHSAA account to take the rules meeting online.

https://my.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Rules-Meetings

Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association.

Again this year, electronic payment is possible!

Most major apps are available including Zelle, Google Pay, and PayPal. Please send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com for Zelle, Google Pay, and PayPal. For Venmo use @Mike-Schram-19

Include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

Dues can still be paid by completing a hard copy registration form available on our website at:

and mailing check to:

MDAO: 11204 Hickory Grove Ct. South Lyon MI 48178

As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:

1) pay your dues for the year,

2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and

3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.

If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

UPDATED Member In Good Standing (MIGS)

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Member In Good Standing (MIGS) have been updated on the MHSAA website.

If you haven’t checked yet, we STRONGLY encourage you to check your MIGS status on the MHSAA website. If you have already checked, we STRONGLY encourage you to check your MIGS status AGAIN on the MHSAA website.

How to check your MIGS status on the MHSAA website:

1) Go to www.mhsaa.com and login to MY MHSAA (red button upper right hand corner) with your username/password.

2) Then click the MY MHSAA (should be a blue color now) to pull down a menu of options.

3) Click “Officials Services”

4) Click Member in Good Standing

5) Confirm you are listed with at least one approved association for football

You may choose to be part of any local approved association as long as they support football. If you plan to join the Metro Detroit Athletic Officials association, please submit your registration dues as soon as possible. Again this year, electronic payment is possible!

Send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com via Zelle, Google Pay and PayPal.

For Venmo use @Mike-Schram-19

Include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

You may also complete our registration form and mail payment in the next few days to:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.

South Lyon, Michigan 48178

The MHSAA will not allow us to add people after the deadline. 

If you are not listed as MIGS with us, but believe you should be, please email mdaomike@gmail.com

Thank you more than ever this year for your patience, dedication

Member In Good Standing (MIGS)

One of the qualifications to officiate football in the postseason is to be a Member In Good Standing (MIGS) with an approved local officials association. We have updated our list on the MHSAA website.

We STRONGLY encourage you to check your MIGS status on the MHSAA website.

Check your MIGS status on the MHSAA website!

1) Go to www.mhsaa.com and login to MY MHSAA (red button upper right hand corner) with your username/password.

2) Then click the MY MHSAA (should be a blue color now) to pull down a menu of options.

3) Click “Officials Services”

4) Click Member in Good Standing

5) Confirm you are listed with at least one approved association for football

You may choose to be part of any local approved association as long as they support football. If you plan to join the Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Association, please submit your registration dues as soon as possible. Again this year, electronic payment is possible!

Send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com via Zelle, Google Pay and PayPal.

For Venmo use @Mike-Schram-19

Include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

You may also complete our registration form and mail payment in the next few days to:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.

South Lyon, Michigan 48178

The MHSAA will not allow us to add people after the deadline.

If you are not listed as MIGS with us, but believe you should be, please email mdaomike@gmail.com

Thank you more than ever this year for your patience, dedication

Action Wear Orthotics Opportunity

Action Wear Orthotics will be attending the MDAO Clinic this Saturday and will be conducting an evaluation and foot scan free for any official that is interested. The foot scan can be turned into a custom foot orthotic.

Orthotics can help eliminate knee, hip, foot, and back pain, along with, shin splints while reducing wear and tear on your feet, ankles, knees, and back.

They will take orders for the orthotics and can deliver them as soon as within a week. Any order placed Saturday will receive $150 OFF. If you are interested in getting a pair of orthotics, AWO asks that you bring the shoes you will be wearing with the orthotics. 

We encourage you to go to their website www.actionwearorthotics.com for more information or reach out to them at 248-378-1333.

MDAO 22-23 Dues

Dues for the next school year (22-23) can now be paid. Your dues help to pay for items such as HUDL access for film sharing, Arbiter access for the association and resources for communicating with you. Dues are the same as last year which is $50 for one or more sports.

Again this year, electronic payment is possible! Most major apps are available including Zelle, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo. Please send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com and include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

Dues can still be paid by completing a hard copy registration form available on our website a by clicking:

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40

and mailing check to: MDAO 11204 Hickory Grove Ct. South Lyon MI 48178

Being a Member In Good Standing with an approved association is a requirement by the MHSAA to be eligible for tournament games. This includes paying annual dues and attending relevant meetings. So don’t delay!

Purchase Officials Discount Codes for Baseball/Softball Gear

Purchase Officials has been a key partner with the MDAO for many years. Because they were not able to attend our Baseball/Softball opening meeting, they’ve set up some special limited time discount codes.

To take advantage of this offer go to their website and use the discount code(s) below.
https://purchaseofficials.com/

The following two discount codes will expire Sunday April 10.
MDAO10 – Good for 10% off discount eligible products. Purchase Officials Supplies offers free standard shipping in the US for order totals over $100, so this is the best option for larger purchases
MDAOSHIP – Offers free standard shipping. Better choice for smaller orders where waiving the shipping cost is a better value than 10% off

Enter either of these codes at checkout when shopping on www.purchaseofficials.com. Only one discount code is valid per purchase.

Tom Flynn Receives Allen W. Bush Award

Birmingham Groves’ Thomas Flynn is a leader of Michigan high school athletic programs who has put education and providing a positive student experience at the forefront of his work, while also becoming known among colleagues for his guidance and assistance to others striving to build the same foundations at their schools. He made Groves the home of all Metro Detroit Athletic Officials (MDAO) meetings and has received recognition for his service to the Oakland County Wrestling Officials Association.

The Allen W. Bush Award is bestowed annually to an administrator, coach, official, trainer, doctor, or member of the media who has at least 15 years of experience in Michigan interscholastic athletics with unusually frequent and significant contributions to the MHSAA. 

Tom Flynn Receiving Allen W. Bush Video
https://youtu.be/dSDxpW1L4pw

Press Release
https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Press-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9610/Flynn-Guzzo-Thayer-Named-2021-Bush-Award-Recipients

Thank you Tom for your support to high school athletics, our association and officials everywhere.

Test Review Meeting (Virtual) Reminder & Link

We will be reviewing the MHSAA Basketball test for post season consideration tonight. As we have done with other test reviews, we will have an interactive quiz available for those on laptops and desktops.
We strongly encourage you to review the test beforehand. A pdf version of the test questions are available at:
https://www.mhsaa.com/Portals/0/documents/officials/basketball/bb%20exam.pdf

Wednesday December 15 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Please share this information with anyone currently officiating football.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83652878109
Meeting ID: 836 5287 8109


Basketball Tip Off Meeting

Monday November 1st at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

In the little theater on the West side of the high school.

Come early to register with us and visit vendors for officiating gear
Floor demonstration for newer officials
Local coaches to discuss games that will have a shot clock
Meet with local assignors
Please remember that one of the requirements to be tournament eligible is be a member in good standing with a local approved association.

New this year, electronic payment is possible!
Most major apps are available including Zelle, Google Pay, PayPal and Venmo. Please send payment to mdaomike@gmail.com and include your name, officials ID and your preferred email address.

Dues can still be paid by completing a hard copy registration form available on our website at:
http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40
and mailing check to:
MDAO 11204 Hickory Grove Ct. South Lyon MI 48178

As a reminder, we’ve been advised by MHSAA to clear out our members in good standing for each sport every year. To be considered a member in good standing with the MDAO for a sport, remember to:

1) pay your dues for the year

2) submit an updated registration form (even if your information has not changed) and

3) attend at least two meetings in each sport you officiate.
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!