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Maccabi Games Work Opportunity – Multiple Sports

Jim Dworman is currently assigning officials for the 2024 youth Maccabi Games.

Reach out to him now at jdworman@dflaw.com to lock in your slot!

Contests will be hosted in Oakland County Monday July 29 through Thursday August 1.

All games will be held between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

He needs officials for the following sports:

BASKETBALL: At Bloomfield Hills HS, West Bloomfield HS, Jewish Community Center;

BASEBALL: At Bloomfield Hills HS, West Bloomfield HS, North Farmington HS, Groves HS and North Hills MS (old Lahser HS);

VOLLEYBALL: At Jewish Community Center;

SOCCER: At Founders Field in Farmington Hills;

ICE HOCKEY: At Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield; and

SWIMMING: At Bloomfield Hills HS.

Local Football Training Camp Begins May 18th!

Kendall Sherman Annual Football Training Camp

This camp is for anyone interested in officiating high school or college football from beginners to more experienced officials wanting to improve. Kendall Sherman has trained in this class and work with many football officials that have gone on to work in the MIAA, GLIAC, MAC, BIG 10 and the UFL.

The camp begins May 18th!

So don’t delay signing up! The camp is only $125 for an in depth education for football officiating.

To register contact Kendall Sherman at 248-561-0131 and submit payment to @kendallgsherman78 via Venmo.

The camp is six sessions (Saturday mornings) over the course of three months beginning May 18th to August 3rd at Birmingham Groves High School.

Guest speakers and trainers will include Gaylon Williams (BIG 10), Shawn Smith (NFL), Nicole Randolph (BIG10 & UFL), and Will McKoy (BIG10 & MHSAA Assistant Director).

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

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Offseason Basketball Training Camps

Below are excellent basketball training opportunities for the offseason.

Officials Whit Summer Training Camp

This camp is for anyone interested in officiating high school or college basketball. The camp will consist of top AAU teams from across the United States. There will be classroom sessions and guest speakers including coaches from the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and Division I officials Jim Schipper and Lamont Simpson.

The camp will be held on Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The camp will start each day at 8AM and run until 5:00PM. Please use the link below to complete the registration form. Completed registrations are due by April 13th. Full payment (mailed) at the time of completing the registration form is preferred; however, due to the late notification, a (mailed) deposit of $100 due by April 13 with the remaining to be paid onsite will be acceptable.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc48jj0OelcBkRb6x6p0Nq0wVOJ0BGchvkJMhM_E5FO4Xo9og/viewform?usp=sf_link

For those planning to spend the night in Grand Rapids, hotel information is forthcoming.

For more information, please send inquiries to

Wallace Whitfield (248) 981-7887 or whitfield4204@comcast.net

 Motor City Area Basketball Officials Camp

The camp will take place on the campus of Wayne State University at their state-of-the-art facility in conjunction with the WSU Boys Basketball Team Camp on Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th, 2024.

The Motor City Area Basketball Officials Camp is directed by long time NCAA Official, and Wayne State University Basketball Hall of Famer, Delonda Little. Delonda has an extensive, decorated career in basketball as a player, a referee and as an assigner. She will be assisted by Associate Director, Malcolm Pennington. He brings a wealth of experience from all facets of officiating. Additionally, the camps staff of clinicians will be comprised of NCAA referees, with each having vast experience at the collegiate and high school levels.

Stay tuned for the upcoming launch of the MCABOC online registration. For more information, please send inquiries to Delonda Little at dlittle44@yahoo.com or by calling or texting (313) 220-0012. You may also contact Malcolm Pennington at mdpenn3@aol.com, or (313) 407-6599.

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

Baseball Test Review Meeting Rescheduled Link

Due to technical difficulties, the baseball test review meeting had to be cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. It has been rescheduled for Monday April 1st at 8:00pm. Meeting link information is below.

Please share these links with anyone interested in officiating softball or baseball. If you did not receive this email directly from us please email shanebies@hotmail.com to have your information updated.

We have it set up so you won’t need a passcode. Just click the link if joining by computer audio or use any of the phone numbers below if you need to.

Baseball

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84530406688

+1 309 205 3325

Meeting ID: 845 3040 6688

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

Hope you can join us!

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

Softball Meeting Recording 2024-03-25

Below is the link to the softball meeting recording:

The baseball meeting had to be cancelled due to technical difficulties. It has been rescheduled for Monday April 1st at 8:00pm. We apologize for the inconvenience. Meeting link to follow.

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

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Baseball Meeting Cancelled Due to Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties we are unable to host the baseball test meeting tonight. We will work to reschedule it. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned for more details. The softball meeting is being recorded and a link for the recording will be shared in the future.

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

Second Softball/Baseball Meeting Reminders & Links

Both meetings are scheduled at the same time (Monday March 25 from 8:00pm-9:00pm), but each has their own separate link and phone numbers.

Please ensure you click the correct link for the meeting you wish to attend. A recording of both meeting will be made available.

Please share these links with anyone interested in officiating softball or baseball.

We have it set up so you won’t need a passcode. Just click the link if joining by computer audio or use any of the phone numbers below if you need to.

Softball

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81338002821

+1 312 626 6799 US

Meeting ID: 813 3800 2821

Baseball

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83808588966

+1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 838 0858 8966

Please email Shane Bies shanebies@hotmail.com or 

metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com for assistance.

Hope you can join us!

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

Softball/Baseball Meetings Reminder

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Our first meeting is planned to be in-person at Birmingham Groves High School. Our following two meetings are planned to be virtual. Meeting links will be forthcoming.

Purchase Officials will be available on March 18th at Groves to assist you with your equipment needs.

Birmingham Groves High School

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

Monday March 18 – Softball @ 6:30pm & Baseball @ 7:30pm (In Person Little Theater)

Monday March 25 (Test Review) – Softball & Baseball @ 8:00pm (Virtual)

Monday April 1 – Softball & Baseball @ 8:00pm (Virtual)

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!

Basketball Meeting Cancellation

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Due to scheduling conflicts, the last basketball meeting scheduled for Wednesday February 21st is cancelled.

We congratulate everyone with postseason assignments and wish you luck.

Below are some helpful tools to finish the regular season strong and prepare for the postseason:

A Better Official YouTube Page

http://www.youtube.com/@BetterOfficials

MHSAA Basketball Sports Specific Page

https://www.mhsaa.com/i-am/officials/sports-specific-content/basketball-officials-information

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