The result was not only better sportsmanship at these schools, it made being at the games the “cool” thing to do.
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While I have nothing against international travel – in fact, it’s a hobby my wife and I enthusiastically share – I caution against international trips for teams or individual athletes.
Ken Dryden said that the greatest lesson of sport is that most things go wrong; in fact, that they almost always go wrong.
It’s my experience that the most effective promotions speak for themselves. The most effective promotions promote the fundamentals of school sports, like scholarship and sportsmanship and safety.
Depending on the study, we’re told that 80 to 90 percent of all youngsters who ever participate in organized youth sports have stopped doing so by the age of 13.
A student involved in such an experience as this could not help but provide glue and grace to a student body.
As an athlete, I dreaded the days. Even when I was a returning starter, I approached with anxiety the page taped to the locker room door that would indicate who made the high school basketball team . . .
At the middle school level, coaches have an opportunity to look down the bench for substitutes without first looking up at the scoreboard.
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.