Take a look at another good reason schools need to preserve broad and deep athletic programs for their students: physical exercise may improve brain functions.
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Occasionally the same media who complain that things have gone over the top will complain that we down here in the trenches are too conservative in our philosophies or too restrictive in our policies.
During a recent meeting of the MHSAA Student Advisory Council, I asked the group to help me answer again one of the most basic questions we must keep asking ourselves about school-based sports:
Any student who feasts on most of that menu will be ready for life – ready for life’s ups and downs and all the changes the future will surely bring.
Michigan – and specifically West Michigan – will host two important national meetings related to our business during the next two years.
As I prepared to lead a group of people of a national school sports organization through a weekend strategic planning session out of state recently, I was challenged to check again my own answers to questions like these:
Based on what was learned from other states, we made some recommendations in 2007 that appear to have been largely forgotten or ignored.
Twenty-five years ago the MHSAA began a tradition of hosting the presidents of the state’s high school coaches associations for a dinner meeting. It’s an opportunity for two important things to happen.
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