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2020 Football Preseason Meeting Updates


A quick reminder that there is no in person meeting our traditional Football Kick Off.

There is also no virtual kick off football training this Saturday. Instead there will be multiple preseason virtual trainings by position with date & time details to follow. These trainings will be hosted virtually on different days & times to allow people to attend multiple position trainings that would benefit them.

Because of this, we will not be able to host officiating gear vendors. Please take the time to check your gear and order online anything you might now to prepare for the rapidly approaching season.

Correct Call Officiating
https://www.ccofficiating.com/
Purchase Officials
https://purchaseofficials.com/

Some important season reminders:
The traditional rules portion of the meeting should be completed through the MHSAA website this year which is due by September 1st. Please log onto the MHSAA Officials Services page to complete the required rules meeting(s):
https://www.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Rules-Meetings

Below is a link for the 2020 MHSAA Return to Play Guidelines:
https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/AD%20Forms/PACKET%20FB.pdf
Below is a link for the MHSAA Officials Considerations for COVID-19 Football Guidelines:
https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/Documents/Officials/football/fbcovid.pdf

As a reminder to be a “Member in Good Standing” with an Approved Association, officials must be up to date on association dues and attend 50% of the association meetings. This is not new this year, but was stressed at a recent MHSAA Leadership meeting. Since we will not be meeting in person, you may fill out a registration form by clicking on the following link and mailing it and payment to:
http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/?page_id=40

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.South Lyon, Michigan 48178

We plan to have future meetings this year be completely virtual, be shorter in length and be more frequent. Please stayed tuned for an updated schedule.

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

2020 Football Preseason Quiz #3 and Quiz #2 Answers

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 third quiz that will test your knowledge on timing and overtime and review the answers to the first quiz. Let’s all take this time to continue to improve our rules knowledge!

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MDAO-2020-Preseason-Footall-Quiz-3-Quiz-2-Answers.pdf

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2020 Football Preseason Quiz #2 and Quiz #1 Answers

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 second quiz and review the answers to the first quiz. Let’s all take this time to continue to improve our rules knowledge!

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MDAO-2020-Preseason-Footall-Quiz-2-Quiz-1-Answers.pdf

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Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

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.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/12/former-detroit-lawmaker-morris-hood-iii-dies-54-after-virus-fight/3114469001/

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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!

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/MDAO-2020-PRESEASON-QUIZ-1.pdf

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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.


Be Safe Thank you
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

IRVIN LITTLE
HOMEGOING SERVICES

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

Thank you
Metro Detroit Athletic Officialswww.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

ALL SOFTBALL/BASEBALL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED

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

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16TH IS CANCELLED

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

Thank you
Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com