Sometimes after our best efforts to explain a rule are not successful and a request to waive the rule is not approved, someone will want to change the rule for the future.
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School administrators have learned . . . it is not only necessary to define the interscholastic season and limit what can occur during it, but also it is necessary to define and limit what can occur out of season.
The higher the stakes and the greater the resulting tendency of some people to try to gain unfair competitive advantage, the greater the need for rules.
Administrators of school sports need a good answer to this question that will be posed by some people after they have discovered that a student is ineligible or a contest is forfeited.
In Michigan, schools make for themselves the rules which serve and support interscholastic athletics. The rules cover hundreds of policies and procedures for administration of local programs.
MHSAA membership is free of charge, and its postseason tournaments are without any entry fees. All that’s required is a commitment to institutional control, that is, to apply the rules locally.
It is often said that watching a committee work is like making sausage – not pretty, but necessary for a good result.
April 15 has long been held in ill repute because it’s usually the deadline for filing taxes with the Internal Revenue Service.
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.