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March 25, 1950

Community Sports and Athletics: Organization, Administration, Program

JAMA. 1950;142(12):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910300088033

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Abstract

This is a guide book to assist local leaders in planning the community sports program. It discusses the objectives and purposes of a sports program as an essential part of community recreation and then outlines the development of principles and policies to achieve these aims. Methods of conducting activities, of classifying players, of developing eligibility standards, of operating leagues and tournaments and of holding meets and play days are explained in detail.

The place of leadership as the greatest single factor in a successful program is emphasized, and attention is given to personnel requirements for direction of the various types of activities. Duties and qualifications of executives, supervisors, instructors, facility managers and sports officials are discussed and outlined.

A series of record forms for the various sports, games and other activities are illustrated and methods of using them carefully described. Standards for facilities are fully explained, with stress on the

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