Date of Award

Summer 8-1-1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Albert H. Poffenroth

Second Advisor

Linwood E. Reynolds

Third Advisor

Dohn A. Miller


Athletics had a long, bitter struggle to find its way into the schools. The corruption that grew out of the pre-school athletics finally awakened the school administrators in the early part of the twentieth century to do something about it. The first step was to receive the program into the schools. However, this did not solve all the problems. Administrative problems have prevailed in the schools ever since the entrance of athletics into the educational curriculum. It can be safely said, however, that the problems are fewer, primarily because of the education of the administrators. The current problems are centralized in the areas of finances, insurance, eligibility, physical examinations, equipment and facilities, contracting for games and officials, parent rapport, athletic contest, management, and awards. The interscholastic athletic program is still not above criticism, but evidence and experiments continue to improve its efficiency. It is hoped that the solutions listed in this research paper in reference to the many problems will be of assistance to some administrators of athletic programs.