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Intramural sports -- Iowa; Middle schools -- Iowa; Iowa;


Schools that have used an intramural program find students benefit socially, academically, and physically from these activities. Some schools have even seen a drop in teens getting into trouble in their communities with the implementation of an intramural program. The first portion of this project was to review the literature to find out: (1) what the benefits of an intramural program are at the middle school level, (2) what grade level or levels would benefit most from a program that involves many students in activities, and (3) what students are interested in doing after school as opposed to being unsupervised after school. Many interscholastic sports programs are too pressure packed, cut kids, and are not meeting the needs of many children. The second part of this project was to design a plan to implement an intramural program for Linn-Mar Middle School. Linn-Mar Middle School is the largest middle school in the state of lowa with close to 1200 students in grades 6-9. I have used the literature I reviewed to develop an intramural/co-curricular program that intended to increase the amount of participation by students.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna Schumacher-Douglas

Second Advisor

Lyn L. Countryman


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