The Measurement of a New Season
As coaches, educators, and leaders, we all have another school year and
sports season just beginning. Over the past 30 seasons the years have
been measured and the expectations lined out, at the beginning of each
school year and the start of each new season. The new faces, the new
challenges, and the new possibilities.
It is no different for the MHSCA, and we have a lot of NEW to measure up
to. First to the membership – what will the new season offer them? Will
the MHSCA leadership be able to offer a way to reach the common goal they
We, the MHSCA leadership, want our members to partner with us and to
assist us in the development of these goals and the offerings. We want to
provide the membership the honors they deserve, the educational resources
they need, a platform to express their opinions and a place to nurture
ideas that can be developed. Please lend us your voices and let us know
how we can help you with your goals.
Can the MHSCA measure up to new challenges?
We face the challenge of using multiple forms of media formats to provide
a platform that is readily available and comfortable to navigate. We want
to ensure that the members are kept up on what is new, meeting their
expectations of having it in hand instantly.
We face the challenge of continuously seeking additional financial
resources and cost-free ways to achieve the organizational goals in an
ever shrinking highly competitive environment.
We face the challenge of keeping true to the values of the MHSCA while
developing new possibilities to meet the needs of all our association
members. In other words, stop thinking, “why is this MHSCA?” and start
thinking, “this is the MHSCA!”
Coming up with new possibilities and goals each year can be viewed as
endless, but for our 2016-2017 year, there are some that are not goals,
but need to be viewed as challenges that we just need to “get done.”
Can we meet the challenges of 2016-17? How will the MHSCA be measured?
What is your input?
James M. Okler, CMAA
Grosse Ile Athletic Director