: Organizing interscholastic sports so that all students in the United States play the same sports ignores educational theory and the diversity of sport interests among high school students.
- When high schools emphasize power and performance sports, they discourage participation by some boys and many girls who prefer sports emphasizing pleasure and participation.
- - Not meeting gender equity goals.
Where are the disability sports in high schools?
: There is a need for teams in Ultimate Frisbee, disc golf, racquetball, flag football, softball, in- line skating, skateboarding, and other sports for which there is enough local interest to field teams.
- One strategy for achieving gender equity is to have more gender-mixed (co-ed) sports.
- - Gender-mixed sports would facilitate social development, promote interest in life- time sports, and improve overall fitness.
Competitive sport participation by students with disabilities should occur through a combination of creatively designed programs.