- MHSAA Point of Emphasis – New point of emphasis from the MHSAA explaining the procedure for officials when a fight occurs.
- MHSAA Report Writing Guide – Document with tips and screenshots to help us write clear and accurate reports.
- Consequences of Fighting Tool – Unofficial visual tool helps explain the application of rules after a fight occurs.
- Remember that reports are mandatory and non-negotiable after a fight or disqualification that result from unsportsmanlike behavior.
- Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or other officials if you need help writing a report after an incident.
- Don’t forget reports of ‘Praise’ can also be submitted using the same system to recognize schools for sportsmanship and hospitality.
- Click to review the new official MHSAA Apparel Guide. It’s a clear guide that has plenty of visual examples to help us be consistent with uniform regulations. It is also available on our MDAO website under Basketball and Tips.
- Don’t forget to login to www.mhsaa.com and complete the basketball officials exam and the rules meeting if you have not done so already. Seriously, go do it now!
- As the season moves along, please email us at email@example.com with any rules interpretation questions or interesting plays.
Linda L. Drolet, age 71 of Berkley for 45 years, passed away at home surrounded by her family Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born September 5, 1947 in Ferndale to James and Barbara Watson.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed dearly.
She is survived by her husband and longtime official, Gary; children, David Hendricks, Deanna Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Steven Hendricks, Meagan Hendricks, and Amber Drolet; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 14 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM the time of the Memorial Service at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1800 West Maple Road, Birmingham.
To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Linda L Drolet, please visit:
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials
Next Monday Night!
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Basketball Meeting
Monday November 12th at 6:30pm
Birmingham Groves High School
20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025
In the cafeteria on the West side of the high school.
We will be going over points of emphasis and other important topics for the upcoming basketball season.
Some reminders from the last meeting:
If you missed Nate Hamptom’s rules presentation at our last meeting, please remember to log into Officials Services on the MHSAA website and watch it to receive credit. Completion of the rules presentation is a requirement to be tournament eligible.
Another requirement is to be a member in good standing with a local approved association. If you did not get a chance to register with us, you can register at the meeting on Monday or print a copy for mailing with your dues by clicking the following link:
Hard Copy 2018-2019 Registration
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.
Please email to Bob Czech firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in working at the Detroit Country Day pre-season scrimmage November 17 & 18 or email Wallace Whitfield email@example.com if you would like to work at John Glenn on November 17.
Don’t forget to order your MDAO gear from KV Sports of South Lyon at:
If you have conflicts attending at least two meetings in the sport(s) you officiate, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you there!
If the only reason for stopping the clock is to move the chains for a first down, the 40 second clock will run as normal regardless of inbounds or out of bounds first down.
- Runner gains a first down in bounds – 40 second clock runs
- Runner gains first down ending out of bounds – 40 second clock runs
- Runner gains first down in bounds and is tackled by the facemask (or any other foul occurs during the down) – play clock set to 25 after penalty enforcement
- Runner gains first down ending out of bounds and is tackled by the facemask (or any other foul occurs during the down) – play clock is set to 25 after penalty enforcement
In examples #1 & #3, the game clock will begin when the referee winds the clock and should be done as soon as the umpire receives the ball. In example #2 & #4, the game clock will begin with the snap.