There are movements within this state and across the country to encourage more comprehensive pre-participation screening of student-athletes involving complete medical histories and more inclusive and mandated forms.
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One of the core values of school sports is that the interscholastic athletic program must do as much as possible to enhance and as little as possible to frustrate the educational mission of sponsoring schools.
On Sunday during the annual conference of the MIAAA, I was privileged to participate in honoring Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as the sole 2009-10 recipient of the Exemplary Athletic Program Award.
As the 2010 Girls Basketball Tournament enters its final week and Boys Basketball Regionals are being contested, it’s a good time to report that a different format for District tournaments is being discussed.
A mere decade into the 21st century, Michigan has dropped off an economic cliff. One of every two jobs lost in the United States during the past decade was lost in Michigan . . .
Operating under the radar . . . is an MHSAA initiative creating full- and part-time jobs across the state as well as hands-on learning opportunities in the “movie biz” for high school students in Michigan.
There is nothing wrong educationally with conducting MHSAA tournaments without seeding, nor are there any education-based reasons that compel tournament seeding . . .
In this day of tight finances and fierce competition for students . . . Michigan public school districts might be as well served to expand the breadth and depth of their interscholastic athletic offerings.
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.