Southwest Preparatory Conference

Stillwater,

Athletics Conference Assessment

The Southwest Preparatory Conference was established “for its students’ enjoyment, physical fitness, and instruction in skills and character, for the intrinsic worth of individual sports and team games which are ably taught, faithfully played, and fairly matched; and for the mutual benefits derived from keen competition and true sportsmanship within a sensible educational framework.” In 1997, the conference selected B&D to conduct an assessment of the We conducted a series of interviews with member schools’ headmasters and athletic directors in order to analyze issues at each school such as: the role of athletics, the investment in athletics, the evaluation of coaches, and the conference’s positive attributes that merit preserving and/or enhancing. Augmenting quantitative and qualitative data from a questionnaire and a multi-school facilities assessment, we were able to present a comprehensive assessment of the conference’s athletic offerings.