Research is inconclusive if specialization is the path to the elite level of sports, but it is conclusive that specialization is the path to chronic, long-term negative effects.
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School sports is a team sport. It’s adults working together to allow students to learn and grow in a variety of activities.
The overall theme may be that, no matter how much schools are struggling for resources and resorting to outside funding, they value the high school brand of sports.
The benefits of school sports do not occur by accident. They occur by design and by delivery.
Participation in high school sports, music and drama . . . did more to shape my character and chart my life journey than any factor other than my parents.
Now I’m being asked by interscholastic athletic administrators: “Yes, I hear the chatter, and I see the evidence and anecdotes; but what can I do?”
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.