Any system that allows such lavish expenditures on the sports program and its personalities the way it is allowed in NCAA Division 1 football and basketball will continue to have serious problems . . .
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That person will usually be incredulous when we respond (to a suggestion) that the project or problem is beyond the authority of the MHSAA or beyond the capacity of the MHSAA’s resources.
We are engaged in very serious discussions. They’re not only complicated, with unintended negative consequences possible . . . they’re also a matter of life and death.
"It seems to me the more a culture of sportsmanship and fair play is established, the more likely any team is to demonstrate the consistency needed for success."
Similar patterns can be found in many other sports as technological advancements have taken participants to extremes their physical bodies were unprepared or unsuited for.
I cannot be sure what I know – or what I believe and will stand behind – until I can see it in writing and know that it will be read by others.
There’s some “good” news on a bad topic: participation fees.
Even those who work in the “prevention business” – whether that’s the US Forest Service or a statewide athletic association – must tolerate a few fires.
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.