Entries for May 2011

Higher Stakes Means More Rules

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The higher the stakes and the greater the resulting tendency of some people to try to gain unfair competitive advantage, the greater the need for rules.
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“Why Do You Have All Those Stupid Rules?”

Friday, May 27, 2011
Administrators of school sports need a good answer to this question that will be posed by some people after they have discovered that a student is ineligible or a contest is forfeited.
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Annual Contract

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
In Michigan, schools make for themselves the rules which serve and support interscholastic athletics.  The rules cover hundreds of policies and procedures for administration of local programs.
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Membership Renewal

Friday, May 20, 2011
MHSAA membership is free of charge, and its postseason tournaments are without any entry fees.  All that’s required is a commitment to institutional control, that is, to apply the rules locally. 
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Serving Students

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Student-athletes have always been the destination of MHSAA services; increasingly through these programs, they are also becoming the origination of many services.
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Officiating by the Numbers

Friday, May 13, 2011
While they do their jobs best when they are least noticed, game and meet officials are one of the MHSAA’s core constituents. 
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Crisis Management

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Most encouraging has been the number of our state’s fine medical centers that have stepped forward this spring to offer their expertise at free or reduced costs
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Losing Our Savings

Friday, May 6, 2011
Many years ago when I was in school I learned that if I saved my money for something I wanted, I could obtain that thing; but if I spent my savings on other things, I wouldn’t be able to afford the thing I had been saving for.
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Heads, Hearts and Heat

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Minimizing risks and promoting healthy living have always been on the minds of competent administrators and compassionate coaches . . .
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