Entries for December 2009

The MHSAA Network

Tuesday, December 29, 2009
If you haven’t done so many times already, click on MHSAA Network at the top of the MHSAA.com homepage. Here you will find a large part of the nation’s most comprehensive video coverage of high school athletics.
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Tournament Scheduling

Friday, December 25, 2009
Probably, it would be wisest not to blog about religion . . . But nevertheless, I’m going to; and I’ve chosen a holy day in the cold of winter to write about this hot topic.
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Coaches Education – Anytime, Anywhere

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
There is only one statewide high school association in the United States that has designed its own coaches education program and delivers it directly, face to face, to middle and high school head coaches across the state.
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Time Again to Increase the Savings Account

Friday, December 18, 2009
Think of school sports as a savings account. For years and years, the program has made deposits in terms of trust and credibility.  Students revered their coaches, often giving coaches credit for putting them on the path to good citizenship and a healthier lifestyl...
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Eight-Player Football: Part 2

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Fifteen schools have indicated preliminary intentions to conduct eight-player varsity football programs in the fall of 2010. 
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Checking Academic Progress: Part 2

Friday, December 11, 2009
As reported in an earlier blog (Oct. 30, 2009), one of the topics the MHSAA Representative Council asked to be discussed this school year is the minimum frequency that should be required of member schools for checking student-athletes’ academic progress.
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Softball Pitching Rule – Part 2

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A previous blog, “Softball Steps Back” (Sept. 1, 2009), reported that the national softball playing rules will move the pitching rubber from 40 to 43 feet from home plate for varsity competition after Jan. 1, 2011.
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The Survey Says . . .

Friday, December 4, 2009
Results of the 2009 Update Meeting Opinion Poll indicate attendees prefer the status quo over any “tweaks” in basketball seasons, but prefer a later start for spring sports.
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Video Replay

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It has been an interesting autumn for observing sports officials and the criticism they too often receive.
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