Here is where education prevails over entertainment in interscholastic athletics. Here is where philosophy of athletics is more in tune with the mission of the school.
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We have always maintained that there is at least as much potential for school-based sports to benefit both kids and their schools at the junior high/middle school level as at the high school.
If the program has no room for a student today, why would we ever expect that student or his/her parents will support our programs tomorrow?
What are the things we should be doing now that may not show immediate results, but are essential for securing a future for school-sponsored sports?
New for 2016-17 is that schools may join the MHSAA at the 6th-grade level and up (not 7th). This change . . . has three obvious benefits:
The less connected that junior high/middle school level programs are to high school programs today, the more problems the high school programs will have tomorrow . . .
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.