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Title IX Presentation. March 10, 2011. Seven program areas in a high school athletic program. Interest and Abilities Equipment and Supplies Scheduling Facilities Coaching Publicity Medical and Training Services. Enrollment Vs Participation. Population Participation

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Title ix presentation

Title IX Presentation

March 10, 2011

Seven program areas in a high school athletic program
Seven program areas in a high school athletic program

  • Interest and Abilities

  • Equipment and Supplies

  • Scheduling

  • Facilities

  • Coaching

  • Publicity

  • Medical and Training Services

Enrollment vs participation
Enrollment Vs Participation


Boys - 2007 50% 55%

Girls - 2007 50% 45%

Boys – 2010 54% 58%

Girls - 2010 46% 42%

Sports program
Sports Program


Enrollment 779 664

Participation 729 531

% Participating 93.6% 80.0%

Number of Sports 12 12

Number of Teams 31 29

Interests and abilities recommendations from 2008
Interests and Abilities Recommendations from 2008

  • MIHS

    • Based on a new interest survey add additional girls teams or sports to meet the need.

    • Improve the program to attract and retain girls in the sports program.

  • IMS

    • The middle school sports program should attract and retain girls in sports when they transition to High School.

    • Conduct an interest survey at IMS.

    • Add more organized sports at IMS.

Interests and abilities recommendations implemented for high school
Interests and AbilitiesRecommendations Implemented for High School

  • Conducted a High School Interest Survey

    • Added a 2nd girls soccer C team (one year)

    • Added a 2nd girls volleyball C team

    • Identified Badminton and Bowling as areas of interest

    • Other areas of possible interest:

      • Slow-pitch Softball

      • Competitive Stunt

      • Cheer

Interests and abilities middle school
Interests and Abilities Middle School

  • Community Sports Program at the Middle School

  • Interscholastic Sports at the Middle School

    • Cross Country – Girls 45 Boys 55

    • Volleyball – Girls 45

    • Wrestling – Boys 45

    • Track and Field – Girls 35 Boys 45

  • IMS does not cut in any of these sports

  • Other IMS sports programs

    • Running club for all students (winter)

    • Summer volleyball clinic for girls

    • Promote participation thru assemblies/announcements

Equipment and supplies recommendations from 2008
Equipment and SuppliesRecommendations from 2008

  • Provide Title IX training for coaches and administrators to ensure everyone understands the requirements and the process for obtaining needed equipment and supplies.

  • Review equipment and supplies inventories to ensure equity in what is supplied by the district in terms of uniforms and safety gear.

Equipment and supplies recommendations implemented
Equipment and SuppliesRecommendations Implemented

  • We eliminated the disparity between boys and girls by:

    • Providing uniforms for girls’ volleyball

    • Providing uniforms for girls’ basketball

    • Moving boys’ and girls’ golf to an identical process for purchasing uniforms

    • Providing personal safety gear for the girls’ softball team (helmets, face guards, catchers gear)

Scheduling recommendations from 2008
SchedulingRecommendations from 2008

  • Move volleyball matches to a more optimal time of the week.

  • Play double-header basketball games like 4A

Scheduling recommendation implemented
SchedulingRecommendation Implemented

  • Prime time scheduling for girls’ volleyball was resolved by alternating prime time playing from year to year.

  • Play Friday night basketball games as double-headers

Facilities recommendations from 2008
FacilitiesRecommendations from 2008

  • Provide facilities for girls that are equitable to those provided for boys.

  • Improve girls facilities to enable access during inclement weather.

Facilities recommendations implemented
FacilitiesRecommendations Implemented

  • Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island entered an inter-local agreement to improve the girls’ softball facility with:

    • Covered Batting Cage

    • Covered Dug-Out

    • Scoreboard

    • Outfield Fencing

    • Warning Track

    • Concessions

  • Replaced the field turf in the High School Stadium and added girls’ lacrosse lines

  • Redesigned High School Gym basketball hoops to remove interference with girls’ volleyball

Publicity recommendations from 2008
PublicityRecommendations from 2008

  • Work with band directors to ensure that all sports are attended equally.

  • Create an organized MIHS Pep Club to help cheerleaders with signs, goody bags, posters, and attendance at girls’ sports.

  • Add Sports Information Director position to leadership team to make sure that communication for all sports is addressed.

  • Show Video Clips on morning announcements for all sports to help promote attendance

Publicity recommendations implemented
PublicityRecommendations Implemented

  • Band directors have divided band members to cover regular season sports equally.

  • Cheerleaders are scheduled for varsity girls’ events.

  • Cheerleaders ensure signs, goody bags, and posters are equitable.

  • Ryan Roulliard fulfilled the role of Sports Information Director position.

  • When possible, video clips are shown on morning announcements for all sports

Coaching recommendations from 2008
CoachingRecommendations from 2008

  • District support is needed to hire and/or recruit volunteer coaches for some girls sports.

  • Create a formula for a required number of team coaches.

  • The district should create common standards and hiring policies for boys’ and girls’ coaches (paid and volunteer coaches).

Coaching recommendations implemented
CoachingRecommendations Implemented

  • Coaches Added for Girls Sports

    • Gymnastics – Added additional coach

    • Golf - Added a junior varsity team with an additional golf coach, 3 volunteers

    • Volleyball - Added an additional team and coach, if turnout is sufficient and

      added 2 volunteers

    • Basketball – Added 2 paid coaches and one volunteer coach

    • Softball – Added one paid coach and one part-time coach

    • Swimming – Added 2 coaches

    • Tennis – Added 1 coach

    • All coaching positions (paid and volunteer) must be approved by the district

Medical and training services recommendations implemented
Medical and Training ServicesRecommendations Implemented

  • The district eliminated the disparity created by the Trainer attending the boys’ basketball winter break tournament. The trainer no longer attends.

  • Trainer went with girls basketball team to Phoenix in December and to Marysville for State in March.

Options to improve the participation of girls in sports
Options to Improve the Participation of Girls in Sports

  • New Sports

    • Badminton

    • Bowling

    • Slow-pitch Softball

    • Competitive Stunt

    • Cheer

    • Additional Volleyball Team

    • Others

  • Recruitment for Current Sports

    • Islander Middle School

    • Mercer Island High School

  • Other