Best Practices of Private Schools with Champion Varsity Sports Program
Dr. Ahli I. Frigillana
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
General Luna, corner Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila, Philippines
This study crafted a Strategic Management Model to effectively govern schools with varsity sports program. The internal and external factors were studied to identify the best practices of secondary private schools with Champion Varsity Sports program. The level of agreement of the stakeholders such as the coaches, student athletes, parents, sponsors, and educational administrators was also revealed to strengthen its best practices. The study utilized exploratory research design using qualitative and quantitative research methods and in-depth interview as the primary data gathering instrument. Respondents of the study were the sport director and coaches from champion varsity sports program and its stakeholders. More so, a purposive sampling design was utilized in the selection of sample and sample size. Results disclose that the internal factors directly affect the performance of the Varsity Sports program while on the other hand, the external factors may or may not affect it. Strategic Management model was crafted and patterned after Systems Theory where the internal and external factors served as the key components of the Varsity Sports Management model. Thus, it was recommended to create Varsity Sports program about camaraderie and teamwork, conduct further studies on the organizational structure and the role of the sponsors, and to consider other stakeholders for a much broader perspective of the program.
Keywords: Sports Management, Strategic Management Model, Varsity Sports Program, School Sports