SPRING TEE TIMES - Lower Peninsula Boys Golf Districts join the spring tournament slate this week, while action continues at the Regional level in Lacrosse. Tournaments in Baseball, Softball and Lower Peninsula Girls Soccer follow after Memorial Day.
Check out pairings, school assignments and other information visiting the respective sports pages of the MHSAA Website.
Also available now are the seasonal Media Tournament Information rundowns for each sport. You can get there by Clicking Here.
REQUESTING PASSES FOR TRACK & FIELD FINALS - Applications are now being accepted until 4 p.m. on June 1 for the MHSAA Track & Field Finals. It is only necessary to apply for those individuals who do not have MHSAA Tournament Media Passes for the 2015-16 school year. To get to the Credentials page - Click Here.
REQUESTING PASSES FOR MHSAA TOURNAMENTS - This is the last week we will be accepting applications for MHSAA Tournament Media Passes. The form can be found on the Credentials page of the MHSAA Website.
2016-17 TOURNAMENT MEDIA PASS PROCEDURE - Our plan for the 2016-17 school year for Tournament Media Passes will be to contact each outlet credentials were issued to with a list of the names for that outlet to be edited and returned to our office. Only if an outlet needs to submit new names and photos or if any contact information has changed will it be required to fill out the online media survey form.
BROADCASTERS - If you wish to broadcast any MHSAA Tournament on any platform - audio or video; over-the-air, cable, internet (including using social media) - you must file a Broadcast Application with the MHSAA Office and be pre-approved.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULES - We're already getting inquiries about Football schedules for the coming fall. We are in the final stages of gathering schedules, and those we have are already available online. You can visit the portal page on out website for the school(s) you're interested in, or click on Scores & Schedules at the top of almost any page on our site, and use the filters to search by date, range of dates, school or conference.
CHECK OUT JACK ROBERTS' BLOG-- MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts is the only executive director of a state high school athletic association in the country to blog on a regular basis, and he posts entries on our website every Tuesday and Friday throughout the year with his thoughts about high school sports. Here are Jack's blog entries from last week:
- What Is Educational Athletics? - "The positive educational outcomes of interscholastic athletics do not happen by chance. They happen because teacher-coaches and school administration adopt an intentional and purposeful approach to the interscholastic athletic experience."
- Early Results - "Even though girls’ participation in basketball is 36 percent lower than boys in MHSAA member high schools, there were 88 percent more concussions reported for girls than boys in that sport this past season."
You can follow Jack's blog through the home page of the MHSAA Website, or go directly to the blog's archive page by clicking here.
BE THE REFEREE - Our weekly series of insights into the fine art of officiating with MHSAA Assistant Director Mark Uyl continues through the end of the spring sports season. Each message is 60 seconds in length, perfect for radio stations and online audio outlets to use in their daily programming as a public service message to help educate listeners about officiating, and a text accompanies each week's program for use in print. Here is this week's Be The Referee:
You can follow Be The Referee through the officials page of the MHSAA Website, or go directly to the current archives page by clicking here.
SUBMITTING INFORMATION FOR THE MHSAA RECORD BOOK - When submitting information for the MHSAA Record Book, please remember that some form of documentation is required, and the best forms of documentation are the scoresheet from a game, the season-ending statistics sheet for a season record, and the season-ending stats sheets for each season a young person plays for career marks. News accounts of a record being set are good backs-ups, but especially for career and season marks, the paper trail is necessary.
We don't have the staff to chase down potential records. Please be sure a submission is complete when you contact us.
HEAD TO THE MEDIA INFORMATION PAGE - The number of calls we get weekly from media members looking for information could be saved by just clicking on the Media Information page of the MHSAA Website. It is the jumping-off point for everything from credentials to tournament information specifically for the media. You an also make a quick jump to key information by going to the black box at the bottom of many pages of the MHSAA Website.
Here's a list of important links that will also help you find media information from the MHSAA:
John Johnson, MHSAA Communications Director
Geoff Kimmerly, MHSAA Media & Content Coordinator