USD #367 RECreation Commission

MISSION STATEMENT     The USD #367 Recreation Commission is to create recreational opportunities for the Osawatomie community that allows for growth, provides diverse services, and implements programs that promote citizen involvement and a strong sense of community. The primary goals of the USD #367 Recreation Commission is to increase the social, cultural, and physical well-being of its residents and visitors, provide clean and safe facilities for recreational activities, and to provide efficient services regardless of income, background and ability.

OBJECTIVES    The objectives of the USD #367 Recreation Commission are as follows: . 

  • To offer these programs to fulfill the recreation needs and wants as a service to the community. . 

  • To offer an equal amount of participation opportunities to both young men and women regardless of race, creed, religion, or socio-economic status.

  • To make these programs safe and enjoyable in an atmosphere that promotes learning and participation first and competition second. . 

  • To have the best possible people volunteer as coaches and to thoroughly train them to do the best that they can. . 

  • To demand from our coaches that those who need the most assistance are given it, rather than those who are already advanced. . 

  • To expect that good sportsmanship and fair play are standard behaviors. . 

  • To demand from our parents to respect our volunteer coaches by being supportive of their coaching strategies and philosophies. . 

  • To ensure that the child’s participation in youth sports is a positive and worthwhile experience.  

PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH SPORTS     The USD #367 Recreation Commission fervently believes in the benefits of participation in organized youth sports. Participation in sports has proven to build self-esteem, promote teamwork, develop the body as well as the mind, and is an integral part of the maturation process. Therefore, the goal of the USD #367 Recreation Commission is to provide programs and services to young people of all backgrounds that will build the foundation for them to grow up healthy, competent, and caring individuals in our community. In order to operate successful youth sports programs; we will enforce the following five philosophies: . 

  • Everyone plays: Our program goal is for kids to play. We mandate that every player on every team must play at least half of every game. . 

  • Balanced Teams: Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it is fair and more fun when teams of equal ability play. . 

  • Open Registration: Our program is open to ALL children between the ages of pre-k through 6th grades. We will offer some programs to ALL children 7th through 12th grade and adults.

  • Positive coaching: Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment by the players and ultimately leads to better skilled and better motivated players. . 

  • Good Sportsmanship: We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all costs attitude. Our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of ORec programs. 

As a recreation organization we strive to create teams of similar ability so that all participants have fun and are challenged and engaged. 

Teams that are significantly different in ability were created unintentionally and will be reorganized.


Spring Soccer  -  Flag & Tackle Football  -  Volleyball  -  Basketball  -  Wrestling  -  Fall Soccer  -  Baseball & Softball​​

Recreation Commission Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:15 PM in the OHS Library

Marley Murrow

1st Term (July 2020 - July 2024) - Vice Chair

Chad Haefele

1st Term (August 2017 - July 2021) - Board Member

Dustin Lewis

Filling Partial Term  (August 2017 - July 2021) - Board Member

Johnny Rayl

Filling Partial Term (March 2020 - July 2022) - Board Member

Blake Draper

1st Term (August 2019 - July 2023) - Board Member

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DJ Needham

USD 367 ​School Board Representative

Justin Burchett

USD 367 Representative

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