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Jason W. Lee, Ryan K. Zapalac, Elizabeth A. Gregg and Courtney Godfrey

intercollegiate athletics stage and in recreational sports. Over the years, students from these two recreational sports programs have competed against one another in three major sports: basketball, softball, and flag football. The fact that the rivalry had been extended to intramural sports in the past gave

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Jason Bocarro, Michael A. Kanters, Jonathan Casper and Scott Forrester

The purpose of this article is to examine the role of school-based extracurricular initiatives in facilitating immediate and long-term positive impact on physical activity, healthy behavior, and obesity in children. A critique of the role of various sports-related initiatives that have been developed to address the obesity epidemic currently facing children within the United States is provided, with a specific emphasis on intramural sports as a preferred mechanism to encourage long-term involvement in sport and physically active pursuits. The article presents support for the notion that a physical education curriculum that includes intramurals before, during, and after school can help children learn the skills to enjoy participation in a variety of sports designed to facilitate lifelong active living.

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Derek G. Shendell, Tracy A. Listwan, Lauren Gonzalez and Joseph Panchella

in New Jersey public secondary schools. 47 The present paper focused on reported details of first and repeat concussions sustained in interscholastic and intramural sports, and physical education (PE), during the 2015–2017 school year athletic seasons to inform future efforts. Methods This project

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B. David Ridpath

Association of State Boards of Education, 2004 ). He also believes that the current system is one that does not focus on physical fitness, intramural sports participation, sports sampling, and lifetime sports skills as originally intended. It has become about elite development and athletic success while

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Hannah G. Calvert, Lindsey Turner, Julien Leider, Elizabeth Piekarz-Porter and Jamie F. Chriqui

, versus 0 = less than 60 minutes per week or no PE. Other PA practices were assessed with the item, “What kinds of activities do you use to provide opportunities for physical activity during school hours? (Please do not include intramural sports or athletics programs that occur outside of school hours in

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Bradley Donohue, Marina Galante, Julia Maietta, Bern Lee, Nina Paul, Joanne E. Perry, Arianna Corey and Daniel N. Allen

competition. Methods Participants Participants were 289 student-athletes from a southwest United States university (see Table  1 ). The sample was comprised of Division I athletes participating in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA; n  = 131, 45%), collegiate intramural sports ( n  = 120, 42

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Aysha M. Thomas, Kayleigh M. Beaudry, Kimbereley L. Gammage, Panagiota Klentrou and Andrea R. Josse

and recreation department. They offer students an opportunity to play a sport or try a new sport in a fun, recreational setting. In addition, intramural sports may help to overcome some of the barriers to PA participation that students experience including shyness and lack of friends. Thus, promoting

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George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis and Chris Mosier

-nonconforming students be permitted to participate in interscholastic sport competitions, physical education classes, and intramural sports in a manner consistent with their gender identity ( www.casafeschools.org ). In 2011, the Connecticut Safe School Coalition provided similar guidance to its schools to be in

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Toben F. Nelson, Richard F. MacLehose, Cynthia Davey, Peter Rode and Marilyn S. Nanney

national health goals and achieve recommended levels of activity. 2 , 10 – 14 School leaders can create opportunities for students to be physically active every day through required physical education courses with a trained physical education specialist, interscholastic and intramural sports programs, and

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Thomas L. McKenzie

assessed the extent to which these California private schools provided extracurricular physical activity opportunities ( Kahan & McKenzie, 2017b ) and found most offered interscholastic sports (88.0%), intramural sports (55.5%), and physical activity club programs (55.0%). How these data compare with those