I have come to count on and enjoy three times of the year which serve as the major planning periods for my work at the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
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It’s interesting to observe that some recommendations that passed coach-dominated sport committees with unanimous support fail to receive 50 percent support by the athletic directors . . .
These topics were brought into focus by making time for the MHSAA staff and Representative Council to pause from the frenetic pace of everyday duties . . .
It could have been easier had the MHSAA outsourced coaches education to an online provider; but too much would have been missed.
It goes almost without saying that nearly all of the Council members participated in competitive school sports and are the parents of participants in interscholastic athletics.
Leaders have to be concerned with two or more sides to most issues. They have to consider in advance both the seen and unseen aspects of the project.
If we are to make any headway on these topics during this school year and beyond, then we must see the MHSAA’s role is to be both a guild and a guide.
There is a similar art to leading modern day interscholastic athletics, where the top task is simultaneously to protect and promote school sports.
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.