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.”
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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.
On April 1, 2010, the US Civil Rights Commission . . . recommended that “the regulations be revised to explicitly take into account the athletic interests of both sexes rather than just the interests of the under-represented sex . . . "
I’m open-minded to exploration of a more “modern” system that would classify schools by potential participation and not purely by enrollment.
. . . with such a wide variety of type of school and so much variance within each type of school, we may need to find new ways to promote competitive equity . . .
As he left the office for his assignment to umpire at the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament in North Carolina, MHSAA Assistant Director Mark Uyl quipped, “Just hoping I don’t appear on ESPN.”
"Encourage your child to be involved in more than one sport. Cross-training helps develop their bodies . . ."
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.