All of this screams for the need for coaches education . . . for every coach, every year . . . no matter how experienced or revered.
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All of this, and much more, is about defining and defending educational athletics . . . the top task of athletic administrators from top to bottom of our exciting enterprise.
Because our standing committees have often failed us . . . the MHSAA has often resorted to special task forces or work groups to help get necessary things done.
The clock is ticking on the life of school-based basketball, and only a change in emphasis – a cultural shift – may save what arguably has been the most historically important sport in our schools.
I remember as clearly as if it were yesterday the first time I had to determine a student was not eligible under rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Here are the kinds of statements that should send chills down the spines of thoughtful leaders of school-based basketball:
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