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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Whose Experience Is It?

Between the content of my email/voice mail inbox and the recent headlines from Independence, Iowa, about their girls’ basketball coaches, I feel like this is as good a time as any to address the true experience of high school athletics. In my opinion, this is the busiest time of the year for a North Dakota…
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Competitive Levels

There’s a great quote from the football movie “The Program.”  The head coach is in the office of some administrator arguing about the importance of football to the university.  At one point, he drops the line, “When was the last time 80,000 people showed up to watch a kid do a [chemistry] experiment?”  While I…
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