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Sph-R 230 - Recreational Sports Programming
Recreational Sports Programming Documents

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Intramural Sports The word intramural is derived from the Latin words intra within and mural walls Intramural sports then are structured competitive cooperative activities in the game form between teams individuals within an agencies boundaries Intramural sports are generally limited to participation among the participants which an agency serves Examples would include IU intramural sports only IU students are eligible to play Bloomington Parks and Recreation softball citizens of the city of Bloomington The Forum at Fishers Ice Hockey League members of the Forum Generally eligibility requirements are restrictive due to the funding systems used to support intramural programs tax bases membership fees student activity fees Traditionally intramural sports tend to be the signature program of recreational sports agencies Generally they are the starting point from which agencies develop their overall programs This is due to the familiarity of sport participation the high profile nature of intramural sport programs the large participation base well organized nature highly structured competitive cooperative atmosphere and the recognition of participants In fact historically the term intramural sports was used to describe recreational sports programs at colleges and universities By 1975 the popularity of other programs in the collegiate setting instructional informal extramural and club and other cross over program areas fitness outdoor recreation aquatics required the field to expand its terminology and the term recreational sports was born Around the turn of the 20th century municipal and community recreation departments churches schools elementary and secondary industries and private clubs offered a variety of sport events These events while not thought of as intramural sports are in fact meeting our definition of sport played within the walls of a particular setting Intramural sport represents structured sport participation which requires design delivery and leadership



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