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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

Basketball Post Season Items

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All other items (besides rules presentation) are due Wednesday January 3rd.

Please make sure to follow the links below to ensure that you have completed all necessary requirements (links included below):

Rules Meetings

Also required to officiate any high school competition!

Be sure you have completed BOTH the “Official Rules Meeting” and “Basketball Rules Meeting” presentations. If you work MHSAA games before viewing BOTH the presentations, you WILL be penalized by the MHSAA.

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

Member In Good Standing (MIGS) Status

Do not delay checking your status!

If you are a MIGS with us, you should show as MIGS twice (once for girls and once for boys basketball).

Email Mike Schram at mdaomike@gmail.com if you are not MIGS, but believe that you should be.

https://my.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Member-in-Good-Standing

Selecting Tournament Availability

By default you are unavailable for all dates. Remember to submit BOTH your boys AND girls tournament availability using the separate drop down boxes.

https://my.mhsaa.com/My-MHSAA/Official-Services/Availability-and-Conflicts

Submitting Regular Season Schedule

Remember to submit BOTH your boys AND girls varsity contests using the separate drop down boxes.

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

Taking the Tournament Exam

You have two chances for a successful score.

If you could not make the test review meeting, you may view a recording at:

A pdf copy of the test is available at:

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

To submit the answers to the exam, click:

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

Basketball Post Season Test Meeting (Virtual) Reminder & Link

Wednesday December 6 from 7:00pm-8:30pm

We will be covering the Post Season Test and strongly recommend you review the questions prior to the meeting. PDF copy is available at:

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

Please share this information with anyone currently officiating football.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84408461812

Meeting ID: 844 0846 1812

Dial by your location

    +1 309 205 3325 US

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Second Basketball Meeting Reminder

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Monday November 20th 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.

Everyone should go into the regular entrance nearest to the little theater in photo below. Newer officials will go to the gym. Everyone else will meet in the little theater.

MDAO is partnering with Birmingham Groves High school to provide an opportunity for newer officials (1-3 years of experience) to see a floor mechanics demonstration and work an intersquad scrimmage. Officials with state final experience will be available to offer feedback and critique to get you ready for the upcoming season. Two person mechanics will be emphasized. Bring a shirt, shoes, whistles, and pants if you’d like to get some reps in!

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!

If you have not yet registered with us as a local approved association, beat the crowd before the meeting and pay ahead!

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:

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!

Post Season Test Football Meeting (Virtual) Reminder & Link

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Given the material we will be covering and in effort to promote increased attendance, we have decided to make the next football meeting virtual only.

Tuesday September 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm

We will be covering the Post Season Test and strongly recommend you review the questions prior to the meeting. PDF copy is available at:

https://www.mhsaa.com/sites/default/files/Officials/Football/Football%20Exam.pdf

Please share this information with anyone currently officiating football.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89260842063

Meeting ID: 892 6084 2063

Dial by your location

    +1 309 205 3325 US

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

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

Member In Good Standing (MIGS) Updated

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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. Please remember that we cannot mark you as MIGS unless you are also registered with the MHSAA.

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

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Annual Football Kickoff Clinic Reminder

This meeting is planned to be in person!

Saturday August 12th at 9:00am

Birmingham Groves High School

Big Auditorium closest to Evergreen Rd.

20500 W 13 Mile Rd Beverly Hills MI 48025

Will McKoy – MHSAA Assistant Director (Rules Presentation)

Brian Gordon – Royal Oak Athletic Director

Jim Sparks – Novi Football Coach

Breakout sessions by position

Purchase Officials and Correct Call Officiating will be onsite for officiating gear needs.

And avoid the line at the meeting to register with us and submit your 23-24 dues electronically!

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 at:

http://metrodetroitathleticofficials.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Registration-Form-2023-24.docx

and mailing check to:

MDAO

11204 Hickory Grove Ct.

South Lyon MI 48178

Look forward to seeing you there!

More information including association registration forms at:

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

www.metrodetroitathleticofficials.com

Third Softball/Baseball Meeting Reminders & Links

Both meetings are scheduled at the same time (TUESDAY April 4 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/89927607570

+1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 899 2760 7570

Baseball

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81079810265

+1 305 224 1968 US

Meeting ID: 810 7981 0265

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

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials

Second Softball/Baseball Meeting Reminders & Links

Both meetings are scheduled at the same time (Monday March 27 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/85403862789

+1 646 931 3860 US

Meeting ID: 854 0386 2789

Baseball

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87661384508

+1 646 931 3860 US

Meeting ID: 876 6138 4508

Don’t forget to review the tests beforehand! Links below:

Softball Test Link

https://www.mhsaa.com/sites/default/files/Officials/Softball/2022-23%20SB%20Exam%20for%20Postseason%20Consideration.pdf

Baseball Test Link

https://www.mhsaa.com/sites/default/files/Officials/Baseball/2023%20MHSAA%20Baseball%20Exam.pdf

Please email Shane Bies shanebies@hotmail.com or 

metrodetroitathleticofficials@gmail.com for assistance.

Hope you can join us!

Metro Detroit Athletic Officials