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During the 2013-14 school year, the MHSAA Representative Council will vote on two proposals that are consistent with this resolution:
What is at work here now are two newer forces that frustrate efforts to maintain a pool of officials that is adequate to handle all the contests . . .
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.
Recently I’ve read about a new challenge to the sports specialization myth. It’s called “interleaving.”
It is difficult for me to think of any part of our schools that provide these lessons and nurture these skills any more efficiently than extracurricular sports and activities.
There was initial excitement that we might be onto something, but that brief infatuation began to wane as we dug deeper and discussed the plan more widely.
If there is need for more than four classes in basketball or girls volleyball, or for more than four “equal divisions” in most other sports, it is not because of the reason most often cited.
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.