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Some critics may focus on what they can’t do in the summer; but clearly, there’s much they can do, and it’s all designed to help players improve and excel in a safe environment.

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Required precautions of the school season are generally ignored at non-school summer camps.

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There is no question that, for me, the nature of the equipment I’m using for writing affects the nature of the thinking.

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Posted in: Perspective
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A study of 10 academically-oriented after-school programs in New York City . . . may provide some unintended guidance for interscholastic athletic programs.

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We need to model a positive perspective.  Point to it when we see it.  Explain it.  Reward it.

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I worry that some of those who are pushing the limits of high school athletics have forgotten where they parked the car. 

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For years I’ve concluded most of my correspondence with the phrase, “It’s a privilege to serve you.” I’ve meant it.

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The past 32 years have shaded my hair and softened my waist; and while the years have also toughened my hide, they have not hardened my heart. 

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About the Author

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts has been at the helm of the MHSAA as its Executive Director since 1986, implementing programs and overseeing tournament administration and regulations for the Association which boasts 1,500 member schools, 10,000 registered officials and 13,000 head coaches.

During the last 45 years, Roberts has spoken to educator and athletic groups, business leaders and civic groups in almost every state and five Canadian provinces. He is one of the nation's most articulate advocates for educational athletics.

Roberts has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), is in his second term on the board of the National Federation of State High School Associations, and is the first chairman of the NFHS Network board of directors. He has been board president for the Refugee Development Center for nine years, and is a past-chair of the board of directors of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. He is chair of the board of trustees for the Capital Region Community Foundation for 2018.

He is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he played defensive safety for the Ivy League's winningest football team during that span, and he sang in Dartmouth's close harmony vocal group.

His wife, Peggy, has retired from a 30-year career in social services, and is serving as president of the board of the Fenner Nature Conservancy in Lansing.