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Once A Coach

Once A Coach
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
There are very many very important ingredients in educational athletics . . . but the key ingredient always has been and still is the coach.
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Coaching Advancement

Coaching Advancement
Friday, March 21, 2014
Over the past nine months we have marched down the field in our effort to enhance the health and safety preparation of those who coach school sports. 
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Sorting It Out

Sorting It Out
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
We look to coaches associations for sport-specific advice; and we urge them to seek input from a constituency that is as large and diverse as possible.
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Connecting with Coaches

Connecting with Coaches
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In the coming weeks, the MHSAA will meet with the leadership of the high school coaches associations of our state. 
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Program Priorities

Program Priorities
Friday, January 10, 2014
While I’m a fan of school sports, I recognize that an athletic program has as much potential to do harm as to do good.
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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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Playing Time

Playing Time
Friday, December 20, 2013
Even as a headstrong, self-centered adolescent, it occurred to me that not being able to play as much as one might want, or not at all, had to be a terrible feeling.
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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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Teaching ABC's of Pressure Situations

Teaching ABC's of Pressure Situations
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
How athletes handle increased pressure can often mean the difference between winning and losing. Therefore, helping athletes deal with it is something coaches should consider prior to athletes encountering these high-stakes situations.
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Parent Problem

Parent Problem
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
“Helicopter parents” not only hover, they also seek to rescue their children from the very situations – adversity – that sports uses to teach life lessons.
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Improving Over the Long Run

Improving Over the Long Run
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
This is a wise way to approach sports. Engage at first to improve your health and fitness. Then to enhance your speed, coordination and/or endurance. Then to test the limits of your abilities.
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Educating for Educational Athletics

Educating for Educational Athletics
Friday, October 11, 2013
Multiple levels of coaching education and even licensing or certification of coaches is now standard operating procedure in many other places.
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Wise Words for Coaches New (and Old)

Wise Words for Coaches New (and Old)
Friday, September 13, 2013
Every fall brings a new beginning for those who live by the high school calendar. And among those experiencing a new start are first-year high school coaches eager to begin their careers in educational athletics. But what knowledge do they bring into their first coachi...
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Lessons Passed Down the Coaching Tree

Lessons Passed Down the Coaching Tree
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Lessons, like legends, are meant to be passed from generation to generation. And just as parents hand them down to their children who then do the same, coaches teach athletes the best of what they learned as athletes themselves. Some of those athletes then become co...
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Crisis Coaching

Crisis Coaching
Friday, June 14, 2013
This plays out so often: a family faces a crisis, and a coach is quickly on the scene.
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A Triple Play for Coaches

A Triple Play for Coaches
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
During the 2013-14 school year, the MHSAA Representative Council will vote on two proposals that are consistent with the following resolution by the Delegate Assembly of the Michigan Association of School Boards.
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