Entries for July 2010

A Walk in the Woods

Friday, July 30, 2010
My wife and I were on a long walk through the woods and back roads of west Michigan this summer when she remarked, “We’re not lost; but we don’t know where we are.”
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CAP Goes to College

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Back in the “good old days,” almost every high school coach had a college degree and was a teacher in the school where he or she coached. 
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Competitive Cheer as a Sport

Friday, July 23, 2010
“Cheerleading could be considered or counted as a sport if the cheerleading team’s primary purpose is to compete.” In Michigan, that is the sole purpose of girls competitive cheer.
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“Proportionality” vs. Student Interest

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
On April 1, 2010, the US Civil Rights Commission . . . recommended that “the regulations be revised to explicitly take into account the athletic interests of both sexes rather than just the interests of the under-represented sex . . . "
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Tournament Classification – Part 2

Friday, July 16, 2010
I’m open-minded to exploration of a more “modern” system that would classify schools by potential participation and not purely by enrollment.
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Tournament Classification

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
. . . with such a wide variety of type of school and so much variance within each type of school, we may need to find new ways to promote competitive equity . . .
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Nobody's Perfect

Friday, July 9, 2010
As he left the office for his assignment to umpire at the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament in North Carolina, MHSAA Assistant Director Mark Uyl quipped, “Just hoping I don’t appear on ESPN.” 
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Injuries and Specialization

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"Encourage your child to be involved in more than one sport.  Cross-training helps develop their bodies . . ."
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Dead Period

Friday, July 2, 2010
While the dead period’s adoption was one of the most universally praised policy changes of the past decade, it has not been without requests for modification
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