Updates

Spring Update from Joe Ehrmann

Spring has sprung. We hope you are enjoying the transition to the planting seasons. We have been incredibly busy this spring preparing the soil, nurturing new perennials and preparing for new InSideOut seeds yet to be planted. The InSideOut Initiative and the NFL Foundation are making plans with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals to return…

Q&A: Rhonda Blanford-Green talks becoming CHSAA commissioner, plans for the future

Rhonda Blanford-Green is ready for the challenges in front of her. But don’t expect, as she says, a “change agent.” On March 15, CHSAA’s Board of Directors hired Blanford-Green to be the Association’s next commissioner. She will succeed Paul Angelico, a mentor and close friend, to become the ninth CHSAA commissioner. Blanford-Green worked at CHSAA…

Creating a Place of Belonging

At the end of the eight-hour school day, students walk through the doors and gates of our gyms, rinks, pools, courts and fields to be a part of the high school sports experience. They show up with a backpack of “stuff” they have acquired throughout their day: stuff that includes friends, popularity, comparison, teachers, being…

Just Fine or All In—The Choice Makes a Difference

Sports are a valued part of our culture. We value sports because we believe the students who are involved acquire something meaningful through their participation. But have we ever looked closely at how they benefit? What do the students who participate in our programs actually get? When the game is over and the score is…