Entries for February 2011

Exercising the Brain

Friday, February 25, 2011
Take a look at another good reason schools need to preserve broad and deep athletic programs for their students:  physical exercise may improve brain functions.
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“Over the Top”

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Occasionally the same media who complain that things have gone over the top will complain that we down here in the trenches are too conservative in our philosophies or too restrictive in our policies.
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Why Students Play

Friday, February 18, 2011
During a recent meeting of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council, I asked the group to help me answer again one of the most basic questions we must keep asking ourselves about school-based sports: 
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Preparing the Whole Person

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Any student who feasts on most of that menu will be ready for life – ready for life’s ups and downs and all the changes the future will surely bring.
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Michigan Boasts "Grand" Gatherings

Friday, February 11, 2011
Michigan – and specifically West Michigan – will host two important national meetings related to our business during the next two years.
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Core Questions

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
As I prepared to lead a group of people of a national school sports organization through a weekend strategic planning session out of state recently, I was challenged to check again my own answers to questions like these:
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Scheduling Recommendations

Friday, February 4, 2011
Based on what was learned from other states, we made some recommendations in 2007 that appear to have been largely forgotten or ignored.
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Coaches Share

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Twenty-five years ago the MHSAA began a tradition of hosting the presidents of the state’s high school coaches associations for a dinner meeting.  It’s an opportunity for two important things to happen.
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