Football

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I very much doubt that the absence of football would have improved my life or the schools and communities I’ve been a part of. It’s a sport that needs our attention, not its extinction.

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26

The public is getting mixed messages about school-sponsored football. The problem of college and professional football is not the problem of school-sponsored football.

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24

In state after state, the NFL paraded young people with sad stories in front of state legislators looking for good headlines.

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30

It is clear now that the rules makers on all levels – from the pros to peewees – have concluded that “player safety trumps competitive advantage.”

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11

During 2013, a Football Task Force has been working on revisions to practice policies that might simultaneously improve acclimatization of players and reduce head trauma

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10

There was initial excitement that we might be onto something, but that brief infatuation began to wane as we dug deeper and discussed the plan more widely.

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30

A national committee was convened last year to address seven-on-seven football. It recognized problems but could only wring its hands regarding solutions.

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The NFL has administered a self-inflicted wound, shot itself in the foot, and made FOOTBALL the face of America’s youth sports concussion problem.

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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.