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The Complete Job

The Complete Job
Friday, August 28, 2015
One of the most important roles of schools and the MHSAA is to tell the story of school sports. ... But the story won’t get told unless we do the work.
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Lost in Time

Lost in Time
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
We see the benefits of engagement over isolationism. We see that symbols without substance are meaningless.
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The Waiver Process

The Waiver Process
Friday, August 21, 2015
In recent years, fewer than one in 400 waiver requests that is not approved has been appealed to the full MHSAA Representative Council. 
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Health and Safety A, B, Cs

Health and Safety A, B, Cs
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Often our impressive progress is used against us. Make an improvement and someone is sure to spout off: “See? It isn’t safe. We need to ban it or at least remove sports from schools.”
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Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage
Friday, August 14, 2015
All the commentary regarding the cesspool of college recruiting is wasted air or ink if it doesn’t focus on those who have the authority to change that environment.
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Late Start

Late Start
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Our kids are already here and ready to be in class,” the school superintendent told me; “but state law penalizes us if we dare to begin teaching them.”
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Staying the Course

Staying the Course
Friday, August 7, 2015
During my first days on this job 30 years ago this week, I told the MHSAA staff, interviewers and constituents that from my first week on the job to my last, there would be four fundamental issues which would continuously have our attention. 
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In An Instant

In An Instant
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
What we had taken pictures of moments earlier no longer existed as it had at that time. In an instant, the iceberg had changed, without respect for the thousands of years in the making and the hundreds of miles of traveling.
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A Pitcher’s Prescription

A Pitcher’s Prescription
Friday, July 31, 2015
The new Hall of Famer is using this high-profile platform to ask parents to stop their kids from playing year-round baseball.
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Pay to Play

Pay to Play
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The basis for qualifying was the ability to raise $5,000 so the resort could fill its hotel rooms and sell tickets to its theme parks.
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The Limits of Planning

The Limits of Planning
Friday, July 24, 2015
It was a trip that once again reminded me of the limits of planning.
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Plan B Planning

Plan B Planning
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Even if the dream is not realized – and it most likely will not be – the dream might help to produce life skills for a rewarding “Plan B.”
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Reunion Reflections

Reunion Reflections
Friday, July 17, 2015
I have the greatest discomfort when I sense that those reveling in past glory may have peaked in high school. There can be nothing worse, for them or for society.
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Volleyball Faceoff

Volleyball Faceoff
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The leadership of school-sponsored sports found itself face to face with “the enemy” recently.
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A Solutions Approach

A Solutions Approach
Friday, July 10, 2015
The expertise to solve such problems has been in our room for years. What has been lacking is the commitment to a process that could move us from a group accomplished in citing problems and suggesting reasons for them to a group accomplished in working together to solve...
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Reality Check

Reality Check
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
... regarding celebrity worship, Mr. Amaral writes that we need less of it: “Coming to poor high schools like mine isn’t going to help any of these kids out, in fact, it might make things worse.”
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Continuous Work

Continuous Work
Monday, July 6, 2015
This reminds us of the need to have our own organization continuously working on rules and penalties, and the authority to make and enforce such rules and penalties ...
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Helmet Debate Escalates in Girls Lacrosse

Helmet Debate Escalates in Girls Lacrosse
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Recently the Florida High School Activities Association escalated the girls lacrosse helmet debate to higher levels by mandating the equipment during competition involving its member schools.
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Prevention Progression

Prevention Progression
Friday, June 26, 2015
In all sports, officials are to err on the side of safety; and when they do, the MHSAA will have their backs.
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Life Saving Lessons

Life Saving Lessons
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
In 2015-16 and 2016-17, it's Hearts that we bring in focus ... especially addressing sudden cardiac arrest which is the No. 1 cause of death to youth during exertion.
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