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ERIC Number: ED113310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Origin and Philosophy of Club Sports.
Spechalske, Frank
Perceptive historians recognize that club sports, defined as a group of people gathered to engage in competitive physical activity, are not, as many would have us believe, a product of modern times. Historically, there has always been a desire on the part of people for sports participation. Several years ago a questionnaire was compiled and sent to universities, colleges, and junior colleges. Eighty percent of the respondents had sports clubs. People want to be active and play, and therefore there is a demand for club sports. No other area in a school's curriculum gets the voluntary participation of such a large percentage of the student body, faculty, staff, and community as does the health, physical education, recreation, and athletic complex. This participation takes the form of both active sports participation and spectator participation. If the opportunity for physical activity is provided to students, they will take care of the rest. It is now necessary to meet the challenges of providing these opportunities for physical activity. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 1975)