Entries for June 2011

Characteristics of High-Performing Programs

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A study of ten academically-oriented after-school programs in New York City funded by the After-School Corporation may provide some unintended guidance for interscholastic athletic programs.
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The Right Kind of Spirit

Friday, June 24, 2011
Recently I learned of the way the absence of a pep assembly did more to promote the core beliefs of educational athletics than most pep assemblies have. 
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Message-Driven Sports for Marketplace Schools

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Today's most successfully marketed schools will also attract customers through an extracurricular program that is broad and deep, free of charge and message-driven. 
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Academic Progress

Friday, June 17, 2011
There are few issues that create more controversy within a school district than when the idea is floated to establish a minimum grade-point average for athletic eligibility.
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Interest or Commitment

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
People who are committed to the integrity of interscholastic athletics actually report specific rule breakers, even when it’s a member of their conference, a neighboring school or their own school. 
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What We Do

Friday, June 10, 2011
How does the MHSAA decide what it will do? That an initiative would be good for kids is the over-arching concern , but that leaves us with a lot more possibilities than can be attempted much less accomplished with any degree of satisfaction . . .
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Changing Rules

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Sometimes after our best efforts to explain a rule are not successful and a request to waive the rule is not approved, someone will want to change the rule for the future. 
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Limitations In-Season and Out

Friday, June 3, 2011
School administrators have learned . . . it is not only necessary to define the interscholastic season and limit what can occur during it, but also it is necessary to define and limit what can occur out of season. 
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