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  • 1. Evaluation of the Shape the Community Sport Development Program: A Collaboration
    Mr. Larry Romany, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC)
    Ms. Jay Mafukidze, University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)
    Ms. Jennie Petersen, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC)
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    Background Information
    The Need and the Opportunity
    Point Fortin as the Pilot Community
    The SCSD Program
    Evaluation of the SCSD Program
    Collaboration with UTT and CGC
    Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives
    Evaluation Plan Development - Methods
    Results to Date and Challenges
    Next Steps
    Lessons Learned
    Long-term Evaluation and Measurement
  • 3. Background: Some Statistics on T&T
    Population: 1.3 Million (Stewart, 2009)
    In 2008, there were over 500 murders, massacres and missing persons
    Significant proportion of these crimes committed by youth ages15-18 (Stewart, 2009)
    In 2007, there were 14,000 people living with HIV/AIDS (Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS, 2007)
    In the Caribbean, 1 in 10 school-going adolescents have been sexually abused (World Bank, 2003)
  • 4. Background on SCSD: The Need
    Physical Education in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T)
    Structured programming offered on an ad-hoc basis in schools
    Prevalence of overweight/obesity in the Caribbean:
    Increased from 7% in men and 20% in women in the 1970s to 22% in men and 58% in women, in the 1990’s (Alleyne, 2005)
    Community Sport Club Structure Development across T&T
    Limited out of school sports programming available
    Limited pool of coaching/recreational leader resources
    A Vehicle for Community Development
    Increasing crime rates, teenage pregnancy, poor academic performance
  • 5. Background: The Opportunity
    Partnership Opportunity
    National Sport Organizations
    Local Community Organizations
    Government Bodies
    Sponsorship Opportunity
    Atlantic LNG
    TTOC as the Linkage
  • 6. Background: Point Fortin as the Pilot
    • Small community in southwest Trinidad
    • 7. Population: ~19,000
    • 8. Ten Primary Schools
    • 9. ~3000 primary school students
    • 10. May be characterized as a ‘high needs’ community, but also a community with many opportunities...
  • Background: The SCSD Program
    “To develop Community Sport & Recreation by integrating T&T National Sporting Organizational intellect with community coaches, sport leaders and corporate partners.”
    Program start: October 2008
    3 sports originally chosen in conjunction with community partners
    Program offered through the schools
    Initially offered tennis, gymnastics, and swimming
    Recently added football and volleyball
  • 11. Background: The SCSD Program
    Community Coaching Structure
    TTOC administrators based in Point Fortin
    Local community members trained as coaches
    ~35 Community Coaches trained to date
    Trained by local National Sporting Organizations
  • 12. Evaluation of the SCSD Program
    A collaboration between the TTOC and the UTT
    TTOC contracted the UTT for the evaluation
    A collaboration also in association with Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC)
    A CGC intern working with TTOC acts as the link between the UTT and the TTOC
  • 13. Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives
    Goal #1
    To improve health and well being of school age children by increasing their opportunities for sport, recreation and physical education.
    Goal #2
    To provide the local community with a cadre of certified personnel capable of independently developing and maintaining sport programs in the community.
    Goal #3
    To enrich community life by developing a community ethos where sport, recreation and physical education is viewed by all stakeholders as a key component in the development of the economic, social and physical well being of society.
  • 14. Clarification of Program Goals/ Objectives
    Goal #4
    To build long-term capacity for sport, recreation and physical education opportunities in the community by forging working relationships between all stakeholders in the community and establishing linkages across sporting organizations.
    Goal #5
    Increase awareness of the importance of sport, recreation and physical education across the broader population of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 15. Evaluation Objectives
    To determine the level of success or impact of the SCSD on the community
    To determine areas for improvement and develop a set of programmatic recommendations for further program developments
    To determine whether the program was implemented as planned and identify potential areas for improvement
  • 16. Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 1
    Impact on students - individual level outcomes (Goal 1)
    Pre-post design
    Fitness Testing
    Anthropometric Measures
    Surveys – Most Significant Change
    Students, Teachers, Parents, Coaches
    Student life skills and academic assessment
    March to June 2010
  • 17. Impact Evaluation Plan – Phase 2
    Impact on community - community level outcomes (Goal’s 2-5)
    Retrospective design
    teachers, coaches
    Focus Groups
    teachers, coaches, parents
    Individual Interviews
    principals, National Sporting Organizations
    March to July 2010
  • 18. Process Evaluation
    To determine program implementation integrity
    To identify potential areas for improvement
    To examine whether standardized processes are in place to achieve a sustainable program
    Data Collection
    TTOC Administrators, coaches, teachers, National Sporting Organizations
    Surveys, Focus Groups, Interviews
    March to June 2010
  • 19. Participation – 2009/2010 School Year
  • 20. Where Are We At Now?
    Still collecting data!
    Pilot testing
    The Challenges:
    Complexities of Large-scale Programs and Evaluation Planning
    Cultural Challenges
    Human Resource Challenges
    Ethics Approval
    Organizational/ Administrative Challenges
    Attendance/ Tracking
  • 21. Lessons Learned
    Start evaluation planning when you start planning your program
    Be clear about what you are trying to achieve
    Clear goals and objectives
    A Logic Model is a very helpful tool to identify and plan all evaluation processes
    Helps ensure your program goals/ objectives and the evaluation goals are aligned
    Continually make everyone is on the same page as you plan and conduct your evaluation
  • 22. Lessons Learned Continued
    Conduct an ‘Evaluability’ Assessment
    Know who your key stakeholders, their prime interest in your program and what they want to know about the impact of the program
    Very important to take into consideration of the culture for program AND evaluation planning
    Plan around cultural festivals/events
    Plan around school schedules
    Face to face interactions
  • 23. Programmatic Implications
    Impact on the students and on the development of the community
    Recommendations for further program developments
    Expansion to other parts of Trinidad and Tobago
    Improvements to existing programs in Point Fortin
    Sustainability assessment
  • 24. Broader Implications
    Insight on relations between key stakeholders in the sporting community and changes as a result of the program
    Insight and recommendations for other international sport development programs
    Insight on the integration of structured sports/ physical activity programming into the school system
  • 25. Next Steps: Long-Term Evaluation
    Integrated as a regular part of the program
    Regular data collection
    Beginning and end of school year
    Potential for long-term study
    Evaluation of additional communities
    Beginning September 2010
    Mayaro, Trincity
  • 26. Acknowledgements
    Atlantic LNG
    Oasis Water
    Commonwealth Games Canada
    TTOC Staff and Coaches
    UTT Student Testers