Initiative Description: Examination of school policy (intramural vs. varsity) as predictive of students’ likelihood to engage in after-school moderate and vigorous PA

Study Results: Intramural policies in schools were associated with higher levels of PA. Varsity sports programs were associated with lower physical activity levels among boys but not girls.

Reference: Bocarro, J. N., Kanters, M. A., Cerin, E., Floyd, M. F., Casper, J. M., Suau, L. J., & McKenzie, T. L. (2012). School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Health & Place, 18(1), 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2011.08.007

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good