SUMMERTIME-SUMMERTIME-SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME - Beginning the week of June 20, the MHSAA Office will be on summer hours - open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and closed on Fridays. Regular business hours will resume on August 1. The office will be closed the week of July 4.
WATCH FOR THESE UPCOMING RELEASES - We'll be feeding a lot of information over the coming weeks, including:
2016-17 TOURNAMENT MEDIA PASS PROCEDURE
- Bush Award (This week)
- Participation numbers for the 2016-17 school year
- 80's Flashbacks on MHSAA.tv
- 2015-16 Parade of Champions
- The results of the 2015-16 Participation Fee Survey
- Final results of the Concussion Reporting for 2015-16
- 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.
OFFICIALS REGISTRATION FOR 16-17 UNDERWAY - The MHSAA is now accepting registrations for game officials for the 2016-17 school year. Folks can sign up by Clicking Here.
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 our 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.
WHEN DOES FALL PRACTICE START? - Football practices begin August 8, and all other sports begin August 10. Games can begin in Tennis and Golf on Aug 17; Aug. 19 is when Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, and Girls Volleyball can have their first competitions; and Football games can be played beginning Aug. 25. You can download the Quick Reference Calendar for the coming year by Clicking Here.
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.
Jack's blog will continue throughout the summer. 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.
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