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Morris Hood III

Former state senator Morris Hood III passed away due to complications from COVID-19. During his career he twice introduced and supported state legislative efforts that would make assaults against officials a felony in the state of Michigan. Please help us remember an important legislative leader that supported all officials.


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2020 Football Preseason Quiz #1

We don’t yet know what the future holds in store for the fall football season. But in an effort to prepare our membership for the season, a series of short preseason quizzes has been developed. Click on the link below to read the first one. Answers will posted and shared later along with future quizzes. Let’s all take this time to continue to improve our rules knowledge!


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Gus Hughes

We are very sad to report that Gus Hughes passed away today. Gus was a long time official of many sports and involved in many efforts to give back to the community through officiating including the Officials for Kids program.

He was a good man and was always a joy to be around. We will miss him.
Please keep Gus and his family in your thought and prayers.

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Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Irvin Little (Delonda Little’s Father)

Please keep Delonda and her entire family uplifted in thought and prayer as her Father, Irvin Little, passed away last Sunday, March 22nd. Delonda is the oldest of 7 children and her Father is loved by many so there will be a few services between Cleveland & Cincinnati, OH.  

If you’re interested in sending flowers, you can send directly to the funeral homes (information below).  

Cards can be sent to Delonda’s home address:

730 Clairpointe Woods Drive Detroit, MI 48215

Anyone wishing to make donation for food for the family can be sent via CashApp to: $DelondaLittle


1st Service: Friday, April 3rd – Viewing: 2:00p-8:00p

**visitors may come and go**

Saturday, April 4th – Funeral: 3:30p

**limited to 50 people**

Calhoun Funeral Home

2300 Rockside Road Bedford Heights, OH 44146

2nd Service:Saturday, April 11th – Wake: 10:00am, Funeral: 11:00am**limited to 50 people**

Thompson Hall & Jordan Funeral Home

11400 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45240

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Under direction from the MHSAA, all MHSAA-connected, in-person meetings are postponed until at least April 6, 2020, effective immediately. This includes officials trainings, camps/clinics and Local Approved Association meetings. We will work on electronic means for sharing training materials during this time period. Please stay tuned for updates as it relates to individual members’ MIGS status. We will keep you up to date on future meeting opportunities.

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Metro Detroit Athletic Officials



In light of recent events our first softball/baseball meeting on March 16 is cancelled.

We will keep you up to date on future meeting opportunities.

Please ensure you are a Member In Good Standing (MIGS) by being part of an approved association. If you have not had an opportunity to turn in your dues, you may do so by completing a paper form http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40 and mailing it with your dues to:

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.South Lyon MI 48178

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Metro Detroit Athletic Officials


Opening Pitch Softball/Baseball Meeting

Monday March 16

Softball @ 6:30pm

Baseball @ 7:30pm

Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

We will be in the cafeteria on the west side of the school off of 13 Mile

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!

More information including association registration forms at:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officialswww.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Local Umpire Camp Opportunity

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This opportunity is for baseball from the TCEOA. Softball will be held on March 14th at Armada high school. Info coming soon.

TCEOA Baseball Clinic
Date: March 7, 2020
Location: Bethany Christian School (Behind First Baptist of Troy). 
Big Beaver and John R.
Check In: 8:30am
Fee: $60: Clinic Shirt, Lunch, and Association dues included. 
Pre pay: TCEOA 34385 Tom Dr New Baltimore, MI 48047

9:00: Introduction (15 minutes) Trainers and background
9:15: Pre Game (with partner and with teams)

9:30: Session 1 Break Out Position Trainer Plate Paul McBride “A” Rod Lackey “B” Kevin Cleveland

10:30: Session 2 Break Out (umpires rotate to next station) Position Trainer Plate Paul McBride “A” Rod Lackey “B” Kevin Cleveland

11:30: Session 3 Break Out (umpires rotate to next station) Position Trainer Plate  Paul McBride “A” Rod Lackey “B” Kevin Cleveland

12:00: Lunch and Rules Review

12:30 to 1:30: Individual Evaluation Review (Paul McBride)*Each umpire will have an evaluation sheet that will be brought to each session. The trainers will comment on the sheets and Paul McBride will review with the individual umpires.