Entries for September 2011

Pivot Work

Friday, September 30, 2011
If these are pivotal times in school sports – and I believe they are – we must, if we are to make the most of these times, remember the skills that many of us worked on when we played basketball . . . The pivot.
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Transfers 101

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A recent blog (“Troubling Transfers”) brought us several responses where the writer had student-specific issues, to which we do not respond here.
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Full Decade Price Freeze

Friday, September 23, 2011
The 2011-12 school year marks the 10th consecutive year of no increase in MHSAA Regional tournament tickets for football and boys and girls basketball . . .
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Is a Future Possible?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
School sports have survived two World Wars, the Korean War and Vietnam, as well as the Great Depression and multiple recessions. 
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Pulling Up the Welcome Mat?

Friday, September 16, 2011
Michigan’s welcoming foreign exchange program network and the MHSAA’s accommodating rules have caused there to be more placements in Michigan schools than any other state during each of the last two school years.
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Troublesome Transfers

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The most troublesome aspect of the transfer regulation is that it does not stop or penalize all transfers that are primarily for athletic reasons. 
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Concussion Legislation

Friday, September 9, 2011
 If a school returns a concussed athlete to play without an MD or DO’s written authorization, that school has used an ineligible athlete and the result of the contest is a forfeit.  We’ve got a rule; and it’s got teeth.
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Let Them Learn

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Teachers have been back for days, and the kids have been bored for weeks.  Finally, teachers can teach and students can learn.
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Participation Surprises

Friday, September 2, 2011
From all the reports of program reductions, it comes as a surprise to learn that high school sports participation increased during 2010-11 on both the national and state levels.
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