عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study is to develop a strategic document for sports in Ilam province. The research is descriptive of correlation type. The statistical population of the study includes 60 professors of physical education in higher education institutions (19 people), faculty members of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (5 people), managers and experts of physical education (23 people), managers of public and private institutions. In the field of sports activities are involved (7 people) and heads of sports delegations (6 people) in Ilam province, which due to the limited statistical population using the census method, every 60 people were selected as a statistical sample. The tools of this study were the use of a researcher-made questionnaire and qualitative interview to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats based on SWOT analysis. In this study, the face and content validity of the questionnaires were confirmed by 10 sports management specialists and in order to determine the reliability of the questionnaires, Cronbach's alpha coefficient for various factors of the questionnaire was calculated above 0.7, which indicates the reliability of the questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data using SPSS software. The results of the analysis of the findings showed that the performance of sports and youth departments in Ilam province is not at the desired level in terms of quantity and quality, and there are many problems and issues that have led to a decrease in the quality of activities. All these factors necessitate the need for SWOT analysis in sports and youth departments and determining the strategic position of these departments according to their specific characteristics, conditions and context in order to be aware of the current situation and improve its quality in the field of physical education and sports.