The higher the stakes and the greater the resulting tendency of some people to try to gain unfair competitive advantage, the greater the need for rules.
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Administrators of school sports need a good answer to this question that will be posed by some people after they have discovered that a student is ineligible or a contest is forfeited.
In Michigan, schools make for themselves the rules which serve and support interscholastic athletics. The rules cover hundreds of policies and procedures for administration of local programs.
MHSAA membership is free of charge, and its postseason tournaments are without any entry fees. All that’s required is a commitment to institutional control, that is, to apply the rules locally.
Student-athletes have always been the destination of MHSAA services; increasingly through these programs, they are also becoming the origination of many services.
While they do their jobs best when they are least noticed, game and meet officials are one of the MHSAA’s core constituents.
Most encouraging has been the number of our state’s fine medical centers that have stepped forward this spring to offer their expertise at free or reduced costs
Many years ago when I was in school I learned that if I saved my money for something I wanted, I could obtain that thing; but if I spent my savings on other things, I wouldn’t be able to afford the thing I had been saving for.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.