Athlete Survey Tool

At some point I blinked, and now the fall sports post-season is upon us.  Our boys’ tennis teams are in their final full week of regular season competition with their regional tournament next weekend, and our girls’ golf teams are only two weeks away from their own regional meet.  Every season, every year, I marvel…
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Legal “Rights” To High School Athletics

I’ll apologize at the start for the length of this post… I’ve been sent this news story (found here) multiple times over the past couple weeks from people either sending it as an FYI or curious to know my opinion on it.  Before I comment on it, I feel like I need to place a…
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The Three Percenters

One of my favorite numbers that I like to preach as often as possible: LESS than 3% of high school athletes earn an athletic scholarship to play college sports at any level (NCAA D1, NCAA D2, NAIA, or JUCO; D3 is non-scholarship).  Of those, very (VERY) few get the coveted “full ride.” Let’s go one…
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The Transfer Rule

While many schools in North Dakota are starting this week, Grand Forks Public Schools is still two weeks away from our opening date.  This month before the start of school is the time of year that I receive the most phone calls with questions regarding the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) transfer rule.…
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GFPS Communication Guidelines – Part 4

Finally, the last portion of our district’s athletic department communication guidelines.  In Part 1, I laid out the types of communications that we expect to take place between our coaches and our parents.  In Part 2, I discussed the three types of parental concerns that we encourage parents to address with our coaches.  In Part…
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