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Published on January 14, 2009

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Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Agenda Overview of Committee work Share proposed recommendations to the SAD 51 Board of Directors Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Overview of the Initiative Proposal to Congress University of Maine’s Center for Sport and Coaching Focus is to improve student experiences, learning, and personal growth through sports Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Core Principles Philosophy, Values and Sportsmanship Sports and Learning Parents and Community Quality of Coaching Opportunity to Play Health and Fitness Leadership, Policy and Organization Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right SAD 51 - a pilot site for 15 months. The SDR committee has: Solicited community input through five forums since last May Conducted a sports survey in which 550 of our 7th to 11th graders responded Developed recommendations to present to the Board of Directors Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Context SAD 51 currently offers an excellent athletic program; 70% of students play sports SDR is a tool for continuous improvement Issues raised will take community focus, time and continuing dialogue to resolve and implement Recommendations offer a work plan; report is a fluid document Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Recommendations to Board are to adopt three SDR documents for use in SAD 51: 1. Statement of Philosophy 2. Community Compact 3. Sports Done Right Compact Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Recommendations to the Community call for a renewed emphasis on the ability of sports to teach character, sportsmanship, a positive attitude and life skills by: 1. Embracing the Sports Done Right Philosophy 2. Adhering to the Compacts 3. Participating in further dialogue Sports Done Right requires a partnership between the community and the District in order to succeed Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Additional recommendations: Greely High School Athletics 1. Do not reduce competitive nature of varsity 2. Set expectations with coaches, parents and students 3. Be consistent in tryouts, coaching, and enforcement of compacts and District rules 4. Establish a Student Athletic Council and Captains Academy to involve students Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Additional recommendations: Greely Middle School Athletics 1. Focus on exploration rather than specialization; skills; teamwork; sportsmanship; responsibility; and opportunity to play 2. Set expectations with coaches, parents and students. 3. Be consistent in tryouts, coaching, and enforcement of compacts and District rules; explain changes in teams offered due to changes in enrollment/interest each fall 4. Initiate dialogue at state and district level with the goal of increasing opportunity to play. Investigate popular intramural offerings Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Additional recommendations: Coaching 1. Provide professional development on SDR and MPA online, and reinforce differences in coaching different age groups and genders; provide mentors 2. Recognize a teaching background or equivalent experience is advantageous when hiring coaches 3. Develop consistent expectations based on SDR core principles and practices and include feedback mechanisms Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Additional recommendations: Community/youth sports 1. Rec. Dept. to engage meetings with Cumberland and N. Yarmouth youth teams to promote consistency and best practices 2. Promote online coaching training for all youth coaches 3. Offer non-traditional programs and prioritize use of facilities partially based on teams’ support of SDR Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Additional recommendations: Funding 1. Currently District funds $663,500 in athletic expenses; boosters provide additional $160,000 2. Opposed to pay to play 3. Systematize District funding; District to pay for basics and boosters continue to pay for extras 4. Boosters continue to fund scholarships to ensure all can play. Investigate common fundraising opportunities/venues. Revisit booster guidelines Sports Done Right : Sports Done Right Recommendations to Board of Directors: Adopt: Statement of Philosophy Community Compact Sports Done Right Compact Continue/restructure SDR committee Consider SDR policies as drafted by MSMA Develop plan regarding sanctioning of new teams and funding for those not presently funded Support Administration implementation of recommendations within its purview Consider SDR accreditation

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