Blog: From the Director

December 1st is a Big Deal

December 1st is a Big Deal
Friday, November 10, 2017
One of the two or three most important MHSAA Representative Council meetings of the past three decades will occur Dec. 1. 
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Football Antics

Football Antics
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Our games are teaching respect and civility and team spirit at a time when America is in desperate need of those values.
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Current Events

Current Events
Friday, November 3, 2017
I rediscovered that in the fall of 2009, I was writing about topics that remain current today. 
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Engagement

Engagement
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
What is abundantly clear here is that the MHSAA staff does not operate from an ivory tower or information vacuum.
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Don’t Mention It

Don’t Mention It
Friday, October 27, 2017
I won’t repeat that we have been continuously critical of the travel team environment infecting sports for youth and adolescents.
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Inclusion Then and Now

Inclusion Then and Now
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The future of our society is in full-service schools developing the whole child in mind, body and spirit.
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Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration
Friday, October 20, 2017
Here, in my opinion, are the four greatest gifts of the National Federation to school sports in America.
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It’s What Happens Next

It’s What Happens Next
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
“It’s essentially Buffalo Wild Wings, without the liquor license."
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A Change Narrative

A Change Narrative
Friday, October 13, 2017
The theme is “get out of the way of the benign transfers and get still tougher on the really bad ones.”
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Thinking of Don Quixote

Thinking of Don Quixote
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Apparently, the non-school, travel team attitude is bigger than the NCAA may want to battle.
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Grabbing Game-Changers

Grabbing Game-Changers
Friday, October 6, 2017
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has not been standing still while the athletic transfer situation has devolved into an eyesore for educational athletics.
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New World, New Needs

New World, New Needs
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
When the transfer rule was adopted, the world was different than today. In 1904, 1925, 1971, even 1981, it was both a different society and youth sports landscape.
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Storm Surge

Storm Surge
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Should Michigan schools receive a surge of storm victims this fall, we are prepared to act quickly on athletic eligibility.
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Our Own Worst Enemies

Our Own Worst Enemies
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Sometimes, the advocates for school-sponsored sports have been, and are, their own worst enemies. 
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Controlling Authority

Controlling Authority
Friday, September 22, 2017
The true and intended meaning and application of MHSAA rules and regulations are determined at the time they are adopted by their authors – MHSAA Representative Council and staff ...
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Tracking the Transfer Rule

Tracking the Transfer Rule
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
There, in the first code of rules promulgated by the Michigan High school Athletic Association in 1924, is the core of our 2017 rule ...
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Amping Up

Amping Up
Friday, September 15, 2017
The battle for the hearts and minds of youth and their parents is trending poorly. 
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Cover Story Stats

Cover Story Stats
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
For most, a savings account makes more sense than private coaching. “I’ve seen parents spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars pursuing a college scholarship ..."
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Broadening the Scope

Broadening the Scope
Friday, September 8, 2017
The scope is just fine for the sports we sponsor. Broadening the scope of whom we serve is a core principle project that deserves our attention.
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Impaired Judgment

Impaired Judgment
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Public drinking has been accepted in an increasing number of unlikely places, including college sports venues.
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