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Turnaround Coaches: Study their Steps

Turnaround Coaches: Study their Steps
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Turnaround leadership is often a popular topic within sports conversations, as many coaches are revered for their ability to transform a struggling team into a “winner.”
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Coaches Return With College Knowledge

Coaches Return With College Knowledge
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Some coaches, like John Beilein at University of Michigan, start out coaching at the high school level, move on to college and remain there. A number of others statewide have taken paths similar to that of North Farmington coach Todd Negoshian. LaMonta Stone at River...
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Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back

Longtime Leader Brodie Still Giving Back
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Joe Brodie's career in high school athletics began in the 1940s as an athlete, before he went on to coach, officiate and serve as a valuable administrator locally and statewide.  So it should come as no surprise that Brodie, 87, is enjoying his retirement. There i...
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Multi-Sport Experience 'Special' for Bronson

Multi-Sport Experience 'Special' for Bronson
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
An increasing number of high-profile athletes and coaches are becoming more vocal about the importance of a well-rounded adolescent athletic experience. More and more parents and athletes, so it seems, are heeding that advice. That’s the case in Bronson, a town o...
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Coaches Hehs, Ritz Honored by NFHS

Coaches Hehs, Ritz Honored by NFHS
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart girls tennis coach Judy Hehs and Wayland softball coach Cheri Ritz were recognized as National Coaches of the Year in their respective sports after both led their teams to MHSAA championships during the 2014-15 school year.
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Regulation with Roots

Regulation with Roots
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Throughout the years, schools of this and every other state have identified problems relating to school transfers. None of the state high school association transfer rules is identical, but all have the intention of preventing recruiting, school shopping and jumping, s...
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Working Through Transfer Trends

Working Through Transfer Trends
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
One of the responsibilities that schools have asked organizations like the MHSAA to execute is the management of transfer student eligibility.  Over the years, as society became more mobile and families less stable, these rules became more and more complicated; an...
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Transfer Regulation Preserves Boundaries

Transfer Regulation Preserves Boundaries
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The conversation, speculation and anticipation begin early each July, building to a crescendo on the last day of the month. It’s the Major League Baseball trade deadline, which has come to overshadow the actual games, rendering numerous teams as quitters with more...
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Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed

Driving Force that Needs to be Re-Routed
Monday, November 30, 2015
During the 2014-15 school year, over the course of 12 meetings, the MHSAA Executive Committee considered 467 requests of member schools to waive Handbook rules. Of those, 300 requests were to waive some aspect of the Transfer Regulation. So an issue of benchmarks&...
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'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning

'Hearts' Focus Includes Action Planning
Thursday, November 12, 2015
As most of Michigan’s high school athletes move inside this month for the start of winter sports, many will take part in a program introduced to Michigan High School Athletic Association member schools this fall that assists coaches and students in preparing for t...
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CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness

CPR Training, CAP Add to Preparedness
Monday, October 12, 2015
A recent graduate from Ovid-Elsie High School named Chris Fowler started classes this fall at Michigan State University, his days representing the Marauders on the basketball court, football field and golf course now memories as he starts the next chapter of his young a...
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Health & Safety: A Look Back, Gallop Ahead

Health & Safety: A Look Back, Gallop Ahead
Friday, August 7, 2015
We are just completing year six of eight during which we have been addressing the four important health and safety issues that, for ease of conversation, we call the “Four Hs.” Proposed federal legislation shows we have been on target in Michigan with our f...
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Concussion Testing Pilots Kick Off Fall

Concussion Testing Pilots Kick Off Fall
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
The MHSAA kicked off the 2015-16 school year Monday by hosting 70 member high schools for training in two pilot sideline concussion testing programs aimed at assisting in decision-making regarding the removal of athletes from activity after possible concussion events an...
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'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare

'Anyone Can Save a Life' Aims to Prepare
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
It was 2008 when Jody Redman and staff at the Minnesota State High School League developed an emergency action plan to provide guidance and procedure in the event of sudden cardiac arrest during scholastic athletic competition. The desired response from schools upon re...
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Making (Health) Histories Every Year

Making (Health) Histories Every Year
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tom Minter, recently retired from the MHSAA as assistant director, wore many hats while serving the Association and donned official’s gear in numerous sports outside of business hours. But one of his finest refereeing efforts might have come during the 2009-10 an...
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Schools Continue to Manage the Heat

Schools Continue to Manage the Heat
Thursday, July 16, 2015
It certainly was not the MHSAA’s intent to spur the most historically frigid back-to-back winters the state has seen. Nor did the Association wish for one of the mildest summers in recent memory during 2014. Seemingly, it’s just Mother Nature’s way of...
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Staying Ahead on Head Safety

Staying Ahead on Head Safety
Monday, July 6, 2015
Three stacks of concussion-related material offered precious little space on MHSAA Executive Director Jack Roberts’ desk, and perhaps consumed even more room in his head. Without a doubt, the scene is quite similar on any given day in the offices of his cohorts a...
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Next Play: Action Plans Save Lives

Next Play: Action Plans Save Lives
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Without a doubt, questions will enter the minds of many as they attend AED or CPR training sessions, or MHSAA Coaches Advancement Program courses on health and safety: “Will I ever need any of this?” “Is this worth my time?” The answer to the ...
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Next Play: Heart of the Matter

Next Play: Heart of the Matter
Sunday, June 28, 2015
From the retirement of NFL players in their mid-20s fearing long-term disability, to NASCAR drivers suffering injuries against concrete walls when alternative substances are available, to MLB outfielders running into barriers which place aesthetics and tradition over sa...
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MSU to Host Inagurual Coaches School

MSU to Host Inagurual Coaches School
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Michigan State University Department of Kinesiology and the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports are inviting coaches and sport leaders to their inaugural MSU Summer Coaches’ School, to be conducted June 18-20. Coaches and sport leaders will gain knowledge...
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