. . . we can sometimes learn most by looking furthest from our own type of organization
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Here’s an editorial I penned but withheld from publishing in August of 2006. Four years of waiting and watching have only made me more convinced of what it says . . .
It is necessary to remind all who are involved with football programs on the local level to continue to be vigilant in the pursuit of a risk-free environment for students.
. . . participation in MHSAA tournament sports topped 300,000 for the sixth consecutive year; and that while enrollments of MHSAA member schools dropped 2.7 percent for the past year, participation slipped only 0.8 percent.
Fifty-two weeks ago I began doing what none of my colleagues across the country is doing: posting a blog twice a week, every week. Frankly, some of my 49 counterparts think I’m nuts.
My wife and I were on a long walk through the woods and back roads of west Michigan this summer when she remarked, “We’re not lost; but we don’t know where we are.”
Back in the “good old days,” almost every high school coach had a college degree and was a teacher in the school where he or she coached.
“Cheerleading could be considered or counted as a sport if the cheerleading team’s primary purpose is to compete.”
In Michigan, that is the sole purpose of girls competitive cheer.
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.