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NFHS Voice: 'Commit' is Verb, not Noun

NFHS Voice: 'Commit' is Verb, not Noun
Monday, January 13, 2020
When is “commit” not a verb? According to Webster’s never – that is, unless the reference is to where the high school’s star quarterback is headed to college.
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This Week In High School Sports: 1/10/20

This Week In High School Sports: 1/10/20
Friday, January 10, 2020
This week’s show highlights Livonia Stevenson hockey's Seth Lause after he scored three short-handed goals and discusses the impact of multimedia and social media on high school athletics.
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More States Begin Mental Health Efforts

More States Begin Mental Health Efforts
Thursday, January 2, 2020
The Oregon Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan was created calling for “Zero Suicide ... through collective action among health and behavioral health systems, schools, communities, parents and other systems that touch the lives of youth.” And in ...
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Expert Teammates Fill Health Roster

Expert Teammates Fill Health Roster
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Teamwork is a necessity in athletics.  The MHSAA has put together the beginnings of a solid roster to combat mental health ailments throughout schools in the state.
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Speakers Bureau Helps Generate Conversation

Speakers Bureau Helps Generate Conversation
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
As student mental health climbs the list of health and safety concerns, the MHSAA is taking measures to provide resources and guidance aimed to keep school sports an enjoyable and valuable experience. Fortunately, as has often been the case, there are knowledgeable and...
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Minding Our Business: Focus on Mental Health

Minding Our Business: Focus on Mental Health
Monday, December 30, 2019
While attending an NCAA meeting in the summer of 2017, the topic of concussions came up, which I assumed to be the No. 1 issue concerning health and safety of student-athletes.  It was quickly pointed out that student mental health – not concussions – ...
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NFHS Voice: Football Powerful in Healing

NFHS Voice: Football Powerful in Healing
Friday, December 27, 2019
Amid the sorrow of the day, an incredible storybook finish by the Newtown High School football team gave everyone in the community – at least for a moment – the strength to continue the healing process this fall.
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This Week In High School Sports: 12/27/19

This Week In High School Sports: 12/27/19
Friday, December 27, 2019
This week’s show closes 2019 with the heart-warming story of how Sailor Nation came together to save a life before a football game this fall. 
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This Week In High School Sports: 12/20/19

This Week In High School Sports: 12/20/19
Friday, December 20, 2019
This week’s show highlights the Battle of The Fans IX competition and explains how to purchase digital copies and audio downloads of this fall's Finals broadcasts.
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NFHS Voice: Leadership Continues at NADC

NFHS Voice: Leadership Continues at NADC
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
In the history of high school sports, the early 1970s will always be remembered first and foremost for the passage of Title IX in 1972 – legislation that sparked the growth of girls sports in the United States. A year earlier, however, the National Federation of S...
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This Week In High School Sports: 12/13/19

This Week In High School Sports: 12/13/19
Friday, December 13, 2019
This week’s show highlights the Port Huron United hockey team that provides student-athletes from multiple schools opportunities to play and closes with a commentary on what matters most in high school sports. 
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NFHS Voice: Security Wake-Up Call

NFHS Voice: Security Wake-Up Call
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Given the increase in school-related shootings since the Columbine massacre 20 years ago, perhaps it is not surprising that these acts of violence are no longer confined to regular school hours. 
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This Week In High School Sports: 12/6/19

This Week In High School Sports: 12/6/19
Friday, December 6, 2019
This week’s show recaps the 45th MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field by featuring Muskegon Mona Shores' win in Division 2, handing out Game Balls to River Rouge's Mareyohn Hrabowski and Reading twins Ben and Nick Affholter, discussing the first-time use ...
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5 Tips to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries

5 Tips to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Participating in sports provides so many benefits to kids and teens. There are the obvious benefits of physical fitness and promoting regular exercise. Then, there are also the character-building lessons learned from being part of a team, working hard toward a goal, cel...
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This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19

This Week In High School Sports: 11/29/19
Friday, November 29, 2019
This week’s show features highlights from Saturday's 8-Player Football Finals, presents Game Balls to the girls volleyball teams from Mendon and Grand Rapids Christian, discusses the new injury time rule for wrestling and finishes with talk from some of the stars ...
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NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success

NFHS Voice: Coaches, ADs Keys to Success
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Fortunately, there are far more good acts of sportsmanship that happen in high school athletics and activity programs; however, the unsportsmanlike displays tend to make more headlines and sometimes overshadow the great things that are occurring.
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This Week In High School Sports: 11/22/19

This Week In High School Sports: 11/22/19
Friday, November 22, 2019
This week’s show features Ida volleyball’s Taylor Wegener and closes with an encore presentation of an MHSAA "Perspective" from 2010 – The Old Trainer’s Legacy.
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NFHS Voice: Find Answers at Youth Level

NFHS Voice: Find Answers at Youth Level
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Are there long-term solutions to increasing the number of participants in high school sports and improving parental behavior at high school contests? The answer to both questions might start at the youth sports level.
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This Week In High School Sports: 11/15/19

This Week In High School Sports: 11/15/19
Friday, November 15, 2019
This week’s show features Reading lineman Nick Affholter as the Rangers prepare for this weekend's game against Adrian Lenawee Christian and explains the impact a coach can have as the leader and best example of good sportsmanship for an athletic program.
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NFHS Voice: Source of HS Playing Rules

NFHS Voice: Source of HS Playing Rules
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
While the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA can be used on first reference without explanation, many people are unfamiliar with the NFHS. And yet the NFHS has been around as long – or longer – than the other four major sports organizations.
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