Jackson County - Sports

Youth participating in the sports project will educate others on a sport they actively participate in by relaying information such as rules, equipment, history of the game, and other related details.

Project Resources

There are no manuals used for this project. Please complete your project according to the exhibit guidelines and scorecard provided. If you have further questions please contact the Jackson County Purdue Extension Office.

exhibit guidelines

4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green/white record book.

All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

All Divisions will exhibit at fair time one display board, one scale model, one sports notebook or poster with a one page report on topics as stated. If doing a notebook, pictures should not be included on the report page but may be used to emphasize the report.

You may use pictures from printed matter, photographs, original art work, etc. to put in your notebook or on your poster. This would be in addition to the one page report. Be sure to label each illustration appropriately.

(Limit pictures to 4 pages fronts only. Do not add any extra pages.)

For Notebooks: Use some sort of divider to separate current year's project from preceding years. 

Exhibit one of the following: 
  • One notebook with a one page report and up to 4 pages of pictures (fronts only)
  • Poster
  • Display boards
  • Scale model
Choose one topic per year
  1. Rules
  2. Equipment
  3. Your participation
  4. Influential person to the sport
  5. History 
  6. Preparation or warm up
  7. Special skills or techniques
  8. Officiating
  9. Exercise value and health benefits
  10. Teaching someone else
exhibit class guidelines

There will be three divisions divided according to members' grades: Beginner (Grades 3 - 5), Intermediate (Grades 6 - 8), Advanced (Grades 9 - 12). Exhibit options are the same for all youth in grades 3 - 12.