Entries for August 2010

Election Season

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Schools pay nothing to join the MHSAA or to enter MHSAA tournaments.  Their obligations are not financial but administrative; and their opportunities are many . . .
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Turning Defeat Into Victory

Friday, August 27, 2010
Thinking on this event reminds me of what so often happens in so many places in this wonderful world of school sports.
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An Issue That is Never Out-of-Season

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
In spite of everything that bothers us and batters us, school sports is still the best brand of youth sports in America . . . We still have what most kids and parents want in youth sports. 
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Raising Participation and Standards

Friday, August 20, 2010
I’m an idealist.  That’s why I chose to work on this level of sports and not some other level; why I work in sports and not some other field. 
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Lessons Learned

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
. . . we can sometimes learn most by looking furthest from our own type of organization
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Intent to Harm?

Friday, August 13, 2010
Here’s an editorial I penned but withheld from publishing in August of 2006.  Four years of waiting and watching have only made me more convinced of what it says . . .
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Football Fundamentals

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It is necessary to remind all who are involved with football programs on the local level to continue to be vigilant in the pursuit of a risk-free environment for students. 
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Spin

Friday, August 6, 2010
. . . participation in MHSAA tournament sports topped 300,000 for the sixth consecutive year; and that while enrollments of MHSAA member schools dropped 2.7 percent for the past year, participation slipped only 0.8 percent.
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Comfort Zones

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Fifty-two weeks ago I began doing what none of my colleagues across the country is doing:  posting a blog twice a week, every week.  Frankly, some of my 49 counterparts think I’m nuts.
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