ERIC Number: ED202841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Athletics Plan for the Eighties.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Hawaii's Interscholastic Athletics program involves 38 high schools in a voluntary program designed to develop athletically talented students and to foster student and community identity with the schools. Although the ten-year old program offering sixteen team and individual sports has been successful, several issues remain unresolved in the areas of governance, activities offered, state financial support, athletic facilities, and qualified coaching staff. The exemplary interscholastics program planned for the 1980s is based on recommendations solicited from coaches, athletic directors, principals, parents, and students. Recommendations include: (1) Efforts should be made to explore and implement sports that are indigenous to Hawaii, allowing equal access for girls and the physically handicapped; (2) The policy-making structure governing the program should continue with some changes; (3) The state should provide full funding for transportation and compensation for athletic staff salaries; (4) All schools should have certified athletic directors selected by the principlas; and (5) Every high school should have minimum athletic facilities, including: fields for football/soccer, baseball and track; tennis courts; swimming pool; gymnasium; and weight training and wrestling facilities. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.