The middle school intramural program is an extension of the physical education instructional program, including the development of movement skills, health-related fitness, and personal and social responsibility, conducted before and/or after school among students in the same school. All intramural activities are treated equally in terms of resources, facilities, selection of staff, and allocation of supplies and equipment. Intramural programs should provide students with a variety of interesting, diverse, and challenging activities to accommodate differing levels of need, skill, readiness, and interests.
Each school's program should be individualized to reflect the needs and interests of all its students. The primary reason for participation is enjoyment of the activities rather than pressure to compete and win, as in athletic competition. Such an environment will enable students to extend learning of the benefits of movement, develop positive attitudes, increase self-esteem, enjoy positive social interactions, and broaden their fitness and leisure horizons.
The middle school intramural program provides opportunities for students to:
Enjoy participation and personal success
Strive for personal bests, make commitments, set goals, and follow through with responsibilities
Participate in an intramural program in a safe environment and under the direction of knowledgeable, caring and trained personnel
Develop creativity and provide opportunities to generate games and practice skills
Participate in the planning, organization and leadership of the intramural program
Students who are enrolled in physical education must actively participate in class; otherwise, they cannot participate in intramurals on that day.
All participants regardless of ability, gender, or ethnicity must have equal access to the program, facilities, equipment, leadership roles, and participation time.