2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 3 - Executive
Chapter 18 - Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation
Subchapter II - The Virgin Islands Sports Commission
§ 321. Sporting activities within the school system

  • (a) The Commission shall promote its recognition that it is a fundamental objective of the Virgin Islands Education System to nurture an enquiring mind in a fit body and the future emergence of sports elite will depend on the development of a structured approach to sports in the primary, secondary and university levels of education. The Virgin Islands National Sports Policy must therefore seek to ensure that:

    • (1) Sports are included as an integral part of the school curriculum and that a teaching manual be designed for physical education in schools, public and private;

    • (2) Sports are promoted as a viable career opportunity;

    • (3) All schools establish a structured sporting program which incorporates every student unless medically certified;

    • (4) Physical education is taught at all levels of the education system; and

    • (5) Every physical education teacher is duly certified.

  • (b) The Virgin Islands Sports Commission shall encourage the wider coverage and promotion of sports activities and shall undertake to advocate for:

    • (1) Increase in the publicity and exposure to sporting activities that highlight the endeavor of our sports persons and to stimulate public support and participation;

    • (2) National sport organizations and affiliates to undertake marketing and promotional activities aimed at increasing and sustaining spectator attendance at sporting activities;

    • (3) Educational activities to be developed to instruct the general public about the rules and skills of different sporting disciplines; and

    • (4) Media houses to be encouraged to record sporting events and develop structured sports programs.

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