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Investing in Kids

Investing in Kids
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Coaches education, infused with the core values of educational athletics, is a necessity, not a luxury.
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Inactivity Epidemic

Inactivity Epidemic
Friday, May 27, 2016
This nation must awaken to the reality that physical literacy is as important to our future as reading and writing have been in our past.
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Brilliant Blend

Brilliant Blend
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
It has been a brilliant blend of successes and failures and wins and losses that work together in school sports to help form healthy, happy adults.
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What is Educational Athletics?

What is Educational Athletics?
Friday, May 20, 2016
The positive educational outcomes of interscholastic athletics do not happen by chance.
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Early Results

Early Results
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
We will be digging deeper into the reports ... but we already see one suspected theme is being confirmed: more concussions reported for girls than for boys.
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Cooperative Spirit

Cooperative Spirit
Friday, May 13, 2016
During the 2016-17 school year, there will be two new opportunities for MHSAA member schools to consider with respect to cooperative programs.
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Pilot Programs 2.0

Pilot Programs 2.0
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Data from the most recent fall and winter seasons tends to demonstrate that schools in the pilot programs reported more concussions than non-pilot schools ...
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MHSAA Membership

MHSAA Membership
Friday, May 6, 2016
New for 2016-17 is that schools may join the MHSAA at the 6th-grade level and up (not 7th). This change ... has three obvious benefits:
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Tournament Scheduling

Tournament Scheduling
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Spring tournaments pose potential for more conflicts than fall or winter tournaments because of many school-year-ending activities that are important to students and parents ...
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Bathroom Breaks

Bathroom Breaks
Friday, April 29, 2016
Restrooms and locker rooms have become the front line of the latest civil rights battle in America, with collateral damage to school sports possible.
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Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Research is inconclusive if specialization is the path to the elite level of sports, but it is conclusive that specialization is the path to chronic, long-term negative effects.
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Political Fallout

Political Fallout
Friday, April 22, 2016
Shallow, spiteful politics is doing deep damage to America, even to school sports.
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Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
School sports is a team sport. It’s adults working together to allow students to learn and grow in a variety of activities.
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Our Open Tournament

Our Open Tournament
Friday, April 15, 2016
Seeding is such an imperfect art ... that it is more of a publicity stunt than it is a science on which to structure a tournament.
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Lost Leaders

Lost Leaders
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Actually, the greatest threat to the future of school sports is from the self-inflicted wounds by local school district boards of education.
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Slow to Seeding

Slow to Seeding
Friday, April 8, 2016
The fact that there was no seeding proposal even considered by the MHSAA Basketball Committee this year is indicative of two facts ...
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An Easy Call

An Easy Call
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
It wasn’t a bad call in Michigan that caused MSU’s loss in Mississippi. It wasn’t even a tough call for us; it was the only call.
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The Culture of School Sports

The Culture of School Sports
Friday, April 1, 2016
School sports enjoy a standing in our communities and a status in our local media that non-school sports can’t come close to. 
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Time and Money

Time and Money
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I was once told that the best way to discern what may be in a person’s heart is to look at two indicators.
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Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up

Sport Sponsorship Should Be Up
Friday, March 25, 2016
The overall theme may be that, no matter how much schools are struggling for resources and resorting to outside funding, they value the high school brand of sports. 
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