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UPDATE Meeting Series In 37th Year

UPDATE Meeting Series In 37th Year
Monday, September 15, 2014
The Michigan High School Athletic Association will conduct its 37th annual Update Meeting series in the coming weeks, and this year’s schedule will again offer in-service programming for athletic directors at six of the seven locations.  
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CAP Begins 2014-15 on Record Pace

CAP Begins 2014-15 on Record Pace
Friday, August 22, 2014
Gretchen Mohney has come to recognize coaches who think they already know it all. “My favorite is when they admit that they’ve done something wrong, and they want to know how to do something better,” said Mohney, a highly-respected trainer and strengt...
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Athletes: Prepare to Beat the Heat

Athletes: Prepare to Beat the Heat
Monday, August 4, 2014
Despite unseasonably cool temperatures this summer in Michigan, high school athletes should prepare for the heat that usually accompanies August and the beginning of Michigan High School Athletic Association fall practices as they kick off next week. Each year, the MHS...
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Answers from the Athletes

Answers from the Athletes
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The MHSAA is asking tough questions about its current and potential roles in middle school and junior high sports.  Our Student Advisory Council members, only a few years removed from participating at that level, gave us their answers on some of the key issues as ...
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A League of Their Own in Illinois

A League of Their Own in Illinois
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Imagine thousands of spectators roaring their approval as hundreds of cross country runners hit the finish line ... at a postseason meet for middle school athletes.  Continuing our MHSAA benchmarks series examining the state of middle school and junior high athlet...
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Nurturing Our Lower Level Programs

Nurturing Our Lower Level Programs
Thursday, May 15, 2014
When I’ve been faced with the most difficult choices as to different courses of action for the MHSAA, I’ve tried to face up to this reframing of the issue: “If we were creating the MHSAA for the first time today, would we do this, or would we do that?&...
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Prepping for the Long Run

Prepping for the Long Run
Friday, May 9, 2014
Case studies of Middle Child Syndrome range far and wide in the world of family psychology. But at the center of most dialogue regarding those affected is a feeling of being ignored or left out. Within the family tree of scholastic sports, however, there’s no bet...
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4 Thrusts: In Motion, On Track in 2013-14

4 Thrusts: In Motion, On Track in 2013-14
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
During the fall of 2012 at Update meetings across Michigan, we described “Four Thrusts for Four Years” – four health and safety emphases that would help us keep student-athletes healthier and also get a seat for Michigan’s policies and procedures...
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The More Things Change ...

The More Things Change ...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
As we begin another calendar year, let's take a brief look at how the mission of school sports has (or hasn’t) changed since 1955, when former MHSAA Executive Director Charles E. Forsythe presented this practicum to the University of Michigan. 
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Using Heads in the Heat of Competition

Using Heads in the Heat of Competition
Monday, December 30, 2013
With so much recent attention to the risks and recognition of concussions in collision sports, athletic leaders have put their heads together to address far more common – but often overlooked – threats to the health of our student-athletes: heat and sudden c...
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Thank Roosevelt for Football Weekends

Thank Roosevelt for Football Weekends
Thursday, December 26, 2013
The next time you find yourself immersed in a tense crosstown football rivalry on a Friday night followed by a Saturday pilgrimage to the nearest college campus and a Sunday afternoon with a remote and your favorite snacks and beverages, take a moment to consider what t...
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HS Also Stands for Health & Safety

HS Also Stands for Health & Safety
Friday, December 20, 2013
When parents send their children to our programs of school sports, most parents have one hope above all others. More than they want a winning team, even more than they want their child to get playing time and score points, most Moms and Dads want (and many of them pray...
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Inglis Finds Next Home at MHSAA

Inglis Finds Next Home at MHSAA
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The theme chosen by Portage Northern’s student section for its hockey Regional Final in 1989 was “Kings of the Ice,” and as such they wore Burger King crowns as a sign of the royalty their classmates soon would earn.   The celebration began as on...
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Taking a Healthy Approach to Sports

Taking a Healthy Approach to Sports
Friday, November 8, 2013
The MHSAA is imploring everyone involved in educational athletics to go back to school in 2013-14 with a four-year mission in mind: “Four Thrusts for Four Years.” The goal is to attain and maintain advanced degrees in sports safety, positioning Michigan sch...
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Former Sportswriter Knows a Good Story

Former Sportswriter Knows a Good Story
Monday, July 22, 2013
It’s not exactly “Man Bites Dog,” the old newspaper standard by which headline stories were determined. But the role reversal that Rick Jakacki and Kevin Miller have experienced certainly makes for interesting reading. And Jakacki, who spent 20 years...
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No Place Like Home for Cedar Springs' AD

No Place Like Home for Cedar Springs' AD
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
As half of the Superdome in New Orleans went dark early in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, Autumn Mattson had this thought go through her mind: things can happen even during events of that magnitude. “I thought, ‘I guess some burnt po...
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Tomlin Sells Opportunity at Alma Mater

Tomlin Sells Opportunity at Alma Mater
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edward Tomlin had it all. Or, at least, everything he wanted when he left Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, to launch himself into the real world. But it took a return to Detroit Cass Tech to find the meaningful work he now enjoys as athletic director...
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Olympic Run Leads to Northern Michigan

Olympic Run Leads to Northern Michigan
Monday, July 8, 2013
To a generation of sports fans, Lake Placid, NY, will always conjure images of the “Miracle on Ice” orchestrated by the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team and the voice of Al Michaels counting down the seconds and asking, “Do you believe in miracles?” ...
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Singing the Praises of Unsung Heroes

Singing the Praises of Unsung Heroes
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The profession of athletic director calls for selfless, tireless, talented individuals who trumpet the efforts of students, orchestrate harmony among coaches and parents, and set the stage for local, affordable entertainment within their communities. In Michigan, the ...
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Athletic Directors Deliver

Athletic Directors Deliver
Friday, June 28, 2013
During the past year I have had some interesting speaking engagements that took me to some other states and even to a far-away nation; but the two speaking assignments I have every year that I look forward to the most and work on the hardest are here in Michigan –...
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