Wells, Harold P., -1996||Brigham, Robert J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physical Education
Junior high schools--Illinois--Rockford; School sports
Problem: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the roles of the principal and the athletic director upon interscholastic athletics in the five Junior high schools of Rockford, Illinois. The related areas of interscholastic athletics stressed in this study were the kinds of budget practices used, the amount of, and the age of, the athletic equipment available, and the philosophies of the principal and the athletic director toward interscholastic athletics. The subjects used in the study were the principal and the athletic director of the five Junior high schools of Rockford, Illinois. Procedure: School Athletics, by the Educational Policies Commission, was the standard used to evaluate the results of the survey. A personal data sheet and a questionnaire were employed to gather the information concerning the philosophies and practices of the principals concerning interscholastic athletics. I personal data sheet and an athletic check-list were employed to gather the information concerning the background of the athletic director and the amount of athletic equipment in his school. Policies and practices of the principals were compared. The amount of the athletic equipment available was also compared and related to the success and safety of the athletic teams of the five different schools. The roles of the principal and the athletic director were analyzed to determine their effect upon the interscholastic athletic program. Findings: The results indicated that good budget practices were necessary for administering an athletic program. The more funds that were available the better the athletic equipment was, in terms of quality and quantity. When adequate funds were not available, other means were used to Increase these funds, such as night contests, book subscriptions, towel fees and lock fees. An athletic ledger should be kept by the athletic director. It was concluded that athletics should be completely financed through the general tax fund. The athletic director should have the authority, as well as the responsibility, to execute his position properly. The functions of both the principal and the athletic director should be determined. The background and interests of the principal and the athletic director were of special significance in the study because of their apparent effect upon the athletic program at their respective schools. It was believed that In the process of exploring this phase of interscholastic athletics in depth one could discover policies and practices that could be used to guide others in the administration of athletics.
Gustafson, Robert Clinton, "A critical analysis of the interscholastic athletic practices of the junior high schools of Rockford, Illinois as determined by the roles of the principal and the athletic director" (1965). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 246.
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