Entries for April 2011

Improving Officials

Friday, April 29, 2011
The largest hurdle we face in recruiting and retaining officials is the poor treatment they too often receive from the observers to the contests.
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Council Convenes

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
It is often said that watching a committee work is like making sausage – not pretty, but necessary for a good result. 
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Communications Hub

Friday, April 22, 2011
We are seeking to increase engagement of our core constituents and the public with MHSAA.com and MHSAA.tv, and to establish these as the hub for all things school sports in Michigan.  Recent analyses suggest we’re making progress.
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Soccer Evens Up

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
In 2011-12, the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Boys and Girls Soccer Tournaments return to four equal divisions after 11 years under the “20 Percent Modification.”
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Deadline Day

Friday, April 15, 2011
April 15 has long been held in ill repute because it’s usually the deadline for filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. 
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Eight Is Enough

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Late in March the MHSAA received the 20th commitment from an MHSAA member Class D school to sponsor eight-player football during the 2011 season . . .
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Humble Battles

Friday, April 8, 2011
We have problems that need addressing in school sports; but no matter how high our mountains sometimes seem, they are – in the overall scheme of things – high class problems.
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Canaries in the Coal Mine

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
If you have ever wondered why MHSAA member schools have adopted rules that tend to temper the hype of high school sports, then current events in college sports . . . provide your answer.
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New Curfew

Friday, April 1, 2011
Another obstacle to participation in school activities is the unintended consequence of well-intentioned additional restrictions on new drivers...
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