The Three Percenters

As our fall seasons get started, I thought this would be a good time to re-post a reminder to our coaches and parents about the mathematical possibility of advancing in athletics.  Every time I share these stats, I think about the time I had to calmly explain to another parent that it is impossible for…
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Wisdom From The Onion

During my time as a teacher, I taught English.  Being an English teacher brings with it some almost universally shared qualities: (1) We believe that we are smarter than teachers of any other subjects; (2) We overuse sarcasm; (3) We love a good pun; and (4) We believe in the power of satire.  As someone…
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One Sport Athletes – Part 3

In my first and second posts regarding sport specialization, I wrote more about the benefits of multiple sport participation than the detriments of specialization.  In today’s post, I want to direct coaches and parents towards data that speaks against specialization. Let me start with a quick recap about the type of specialization that I’m talking…
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The Ninety-Seven Percenters

Last week, I listed some of my favorite numbers to share with our “over-active” parents and coaches as they relate to high school athletics.  To briefly summarize: 6.7% of high school athletes compete in their sport in college (at any level) 2.3% of high school athletes earn college athletic scholarships (most of those are only…
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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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