Entries for July 2018

Multi-Sport Survey Helps Set Benchmark

Multi-Sport Survey Helps Set Benchmark
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Nearly 43 percent of athletes at MHSAA member high schools participated in more than one sport during the 2017-18 school year, according to the first-ever Multi-Sport Participation Survey conducted this spring and inspired by the work of the MHSAA’s Task Force on ...
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Cheering for Sportsmanship

Cheering for Sportsmanship
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
“I guess I’m the head cheerleader for high school sports in Michigan.”
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Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'

Lansing Hosts 'Officiate Michigan Day II'
Monday, July 30, 2018
More than 800 sports officials hailing from both peninsulas and all over the state are expected to attend the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s “Officiate Michigan Day II” on August 4 at the Lansing Center to train and learn from clinicians e...
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#TBT: Hoops Titans Meet in Class A Final

#TBT: Hoops Titans Meet in Class A Final
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The talk of the 1998-99 high school boys basketball season in Michigan revolved around a pair of Class A stars who went on to meet in one of the most highly-anticipated MHSAA championship games in recent memory. It’s been two decades since Lavell Blanchard led An...
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MHSAA's Next Director Welcomes New ADs

MHSAA's Next Director Welcomes New ADs
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The first new administrators to take part in the MHSAA's New Athletic Director Orientation Program for 2018-19 on Thursday received what's become an annual greeting by Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts – who then handed off for an introduction by Assistant...
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Fall Athletes: Prepare for Hot Weather

Fall Athletes: Prepare for Hot Weather
Thursday, July 26, 2018
As summer activities wind down with an eye toward the beginning of fall sports next month, the MHSAA advises that student-athletes need to prepare for training in the hot weather that traditionally accompanies the beginning of August and the first practices of the schoo...
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Troy's MacDonald Rises Up Record Ranks

Troy's MacDonald Rises Up Record Ranks
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Troy’s Morgan MacDonald continued to build her standing this spring as one of the state’s top girls lacrosse players – while moving into the ranks of the best in this state all-time. Click below to learn about her accomplishments and for more recent r...
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The Specialty of School Sports

The Specialty of School Sports
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
There is much finger pointing when it comes to sports injuries, and I’d like to point in a direction that is often missed.
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Pay-to-Play Down Slightly, Survey Shows

Pay-to-Play Down Slightly, Survey Shows
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Slightly less than 50 percent of MHSAA member high schools assessed sports participation fees during the 2017-18 school year, according to an annual survey that enjoyed its highest response rate in 14 years of measuring the prevalence of charging students to help fund i...
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Summer Safety

Summer Safety
Friday, July 20, 2018
Some critics may focus on what they can’t do in the summer; but clearly, there’s much they can do, and it’s all designed to help players improve and excel in a safe environment.
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Summer Football Safety

Summer Football Safety
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Required precautions of the school season are generally ignored at non-school summer camps.
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Tools of Thought

Tools of Thought
Friday, July 13, 2018
There is no question that, for me, the nature of the equipment I’m using for writing affects the nature of the thinking.
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'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns

'Reaching Higher' Showcase Returns
Thursday, July 12, 2018
After a one-year hiatus in 2017, the annual Reaching Higher showcases of Michigan’s top high school basketball players will return for their ninth year July 17 at Milford High School in Highland Township. 
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Novi's O'Leary Champion & Record Setter

Novi's O'Leary Champion & Record Setter
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Novi volleyball team’s run to four straight Class A Finals and three straight championships over the last four seasons saw performances by a number of elite hitters – and one on-court constant directing the attack. See where setter Erin O'Leary ranks in...
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Hoops Finals to Re-air Next Week on FSD

Hoops Finals to Re-air Next Week on FSD
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
FOX Sports Detroit will feature re-airs of the championship games from the 2018 MHSAA Boys & Girls Basketball Tournaments, presented by Sparrow Health System, during the coming week.
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High-Performing Programs

High-Performing Programs
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A study of 10 academically-oriented after-school programs in New York City ... may provide some unintended guidance for interscholastic athletic programs.
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Participation Rises to 4-Year High

Participation Rises to 4-Year High
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
While enrollment in MHSAA member high schools saw another slight dip in 2017-18, participation in the 28 sports for which the MHSAA sponsors postseason tournaments rose to its highest point since 2013-14. A total of 284,920 participants competed in MHSAA-sponsored spor...
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Perspective

Perspective
Friday, July 6, 2018
We need to model a positive perspective. Point to it when we see it. Explain it. Reward it.  
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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
I worry that some of those who are pushing the limits of high school athletics have forgotten where they parked the car.
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