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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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Online & On-Demand, Video 24/7

Online & On-Demand, Video 24/7
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Online and on-demand video of school sports has never been more accessible for those involved.  The technology is a boon for coaches, students, fans and officials when used for all the right reasons. 
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Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off

Catch These New Rules as Fall Kicks Off
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The first practices of 2014-15 begin next week for approximately 110,000 student-athletes taking part in eight sports in which the Michigan High School Athletic Association sponsors postseason tournaments. Nearly 41,000 football players practicing under a new policy in...
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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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Anytime, Anywhere

Anytime, Anywhere
Friday, July 25, 2014
In an online world, including many other ways here at the MHSAA, CAP still trades purposefully in face-to-face learning ...
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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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Risk Minimization Reaches More

Risk Minimization Reaches More
Friday, May 9, 2014
For the first time in 2014-15, all assistant and subvarsity high school coaches must complete the same meeting requirement as the high school varsity head coach ...
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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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