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Intramural Recreation: a Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Effective Program

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Copyright 2002 272pp ISBN: 0736034544

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Intramural leaders interested in starting or improving an intramural program in any school setting will find the most practical and easy-to-use information in Intramural Recreation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an Effective Program. This must-have guide comes complete with ready-made checklists and forms, a tournament selection guide, sample budgets, planning calenders, and numerous creative promotional ideas, making it an excellent resource for physical education teachers or other recreation leaders at any level--from elementary school settings to university environments.

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Author John Byl, PhD, a physical education teacher and professor with more than 20 years of experience, takes an organized and logical approach to programming throughout the text, guiding readers step by step through every component of effective intramural planning and implementation. Using pedagogical aids such as chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summary exercises, and a glossary, the textbook promotes learning and retention and leaves readers with a comprehensive intramural handbook when all is read and done.

The three-part text includes these features:

- Numerous creative promotional and award ideas--from banquets to seasonal activities--that are virtually guaranteed to spur or heighten interest and participation in intramurals.

- Extensive discussion of key details in policy, budgeting, planning, promotion, management, administration, and evaluation to help any intramural leader operate any type of program.

- Variations on traditional intramural games and activities, including different rules and equipment, that will level the playing field for program participants.

- Practitioner perspectives from leaders in the intramural field, giving readers examples of tested methods that work.

Part I, "The Idea," helps readers determine what they want their intramural program to be. Covering a range of topics from the history of intramurals to the benefits of participation, this section leads readers through the process...