Entries for March 2010

Pre-Participation Physicals

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
There are movements within this state and across the country to encourage more comprehensive pre-participation screening of student-athletes involving complete medical histories and more inclusive and mandated forms. 
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Scholar-Athletes

Friday, March 26, 2010
One of the core values of school sports is that the interscholastic athletic program must do as much as possible to enhance and as little as possible to frustrate the educational mission of sponsoring schools.
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An Exemplary Athletic Program

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
On Sunday during the annual conference of the MIAAA, I was privileged to participate in honoring Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as the sole 2009-10 recipient of the Exemplary Athletic Program Award.
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“Non-Traditional” Tournament Structure

Friday, March 19, 2010
As the 2010 Girls Basketball Tournament enters its final week and Boys Basketball Regionals are being contested, it’s a good time to report that a different format for District tournaments is being discussed. 
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Seeking Solutions for Michigan’s Future

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
A mere decade into the 21st century, Michigan has dropped off an economic cliff.  One of every two jobs lost in the United States during the past decade was lost in Michigan . . .
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Lights, Cameras, Action

Friday, March 12, 2010
Operating under the radar . . . is an MHSAA initiative creating full- and part-time jobs across the state as well as hands-on learning opportunities in the “movie biz” for high school students in Michigan.
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Seeding

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
There is nothing wrong educationally with conducting MHSAA tournaments without seeding, nor are there any education-based reasons that compel tournament seeding . . .
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Investing in Sports

Friday, March 5, 2010
In this day of tight finances and fierce competition for students . . . Michigan public school districts might be as well served to expand the breadth and depth of their interscholastic athletic offerings.
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Hinges of History

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Those who are serious about facilitating a turnaround in Michigan must face up to the problems of our major cities and turn around the policies that helped cause those problems . . .
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