February 5, 2013
You are required to correct and rewrite the following explanation of the game of handball and then post it on your blog with appropriate headings etc.
Handball (also known as team Austrian team handball is a team sport in which two teams of six players each (five outfield players and a goalkeeper on each team) pass a ball to kick it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of 4 quarters of 16 minutes, and the first team to score 3 goals wins. Modern handball is usually played in a swimming pool, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball. The game is quite fast and includes no body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Players can dribble the ball like in basketball and can take 4 steps. They can also pass using, chest pass, bounce pass and kick pass. Players are only allowed to be in possession of the ball for 3 seconds before either passing or shooting at goal. The game has different phases. Firstly a team needs to gain possession of the ball and this usually occurs with the goalkeeper. The objective is to turn defence into attack. The next phase is moving the ball back away from the opponents goal and to your own goal. The next phase is to get into a scoring position. No players are allowed inside the D zone. However, every player is allowed inside the F zone. Fouls occur when players use excessive force and play is re-started with a jump ball. Players are only allowed a maximum of 5 fouls before they must exit the game.
Revised: (Unneeded facts are crossed out, and added facts are bolded.
Handball (also known as team handball and other various names) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper on each team) pass a ball to throw or shoot it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two halves containing 30 minutes each, and the team with more points will eventually win the game. Modern handball is usually played inside, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball (and Czech handball). The game is quite fast and includes
no body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Players can dribble the ball like in basketball and can take 3 steps. They can also pass using, chest pass, and bounce pass. and kick pass. Players are only allowed to be in possession of the ball for 3 seconds before either passing or shooting at goal. The game has different phases. Firstly a team needs to gain possession of the ball and this usually occurs with the goalkeeper, stealing the ball from the opponent, and intercepting the opponents passes. The objective is to turn defence into attack. The next phase is moving the ball back away from your own goal, and to dribble and pass around to get closer to the opponent’s goal. The next phase is to get into a scoring position. No players are allowed inside the D zone, except for the goal keeper for the team. However, every player is allowed inside the F zone. Fouls occur when players use excessive force and play is re-started with a jump ball. Players are only allowed an maximum of 5 fouls before they must exit the game. unlimited foul counts called Faults. When the faults are present in a defensive position, the opposition will be rewarded a free-throw (pass), or a 7 meter throw.
Hint- There are more than 10 mistakes in this explanation.
You second task is to design 2 drills and post them with explanations and diagrams on your blog.
FIRST DRILL: WARM-UP – Rectangle Dodgeball
This drill is very famous, and in fact this warm up is used in soccer as well. (We have been using this warm up too!!) First you will make a fair amount of rectangle in a provided area, and mark it with cones. You will pick 2 or 3 players to start off as the “its”. Everyone else will start off with wearing bibs, which indicate who the “its” are and who are not. The objective for the “its” is to pass around the ball, and tag the non-it players who are running away from the ball. You are allowed to dribble for an unlimited time, but once you have tagged a player, you will have to pass the ball to another “it”. You are only allowed to hold the ball for 3 seconds if you are in a stationary position and you are not moving. You are allowed to take 3 steps. The objective for the non-its is to basically run away from the ball. Once you are tagged, take off your bib, and you are another member of the “its”. You will keep tagging until the last one is tagged. A few points on this drill are: Make sure you use a soft and light ball, since it will hurt if people miss a pass and it hits people. The purpose for this warm-up, is basically increasing you heart beat to get ready for harder activities. Another purpose is a training for all players to practice moving into space. For the “its”, you will have to move into good space to tag the other players. For the non-its, you will be moving into space so that you are in a safe spot, where the its cannot come to tag you.
SECOND DRILL: Indiana Drill
First of all, I have thought of this drill from the original “Indiana Drill” which we have been using in our YIS MS Basketball Team practices. You will have to use and will be practicing the skill of, again moving into space, passing, taking the 3 steps in the right timing and position, and most of all, shooting.
The diagram above will hopefully make my explanation more understandable. You will first be setting up by having two goals on each side of the court. Then you will find 4 passers, which will move into the positions marked as the GREEN circles in the diagram. Each person who is lining up next to the goal which is marked RED, will be having a ball in their hands. One will start off on each side, and start passing to the passers. Where the ball goes, is simply marked as a black arrow. The blue arrow indicates where the person who started off in the red square is supposed to run through. The yellow box is where the runners will receive their pass from the passers. In each line, (there are 2 lines in a court shown above in the diagram) you will repeat the process 2 times in total. Then, you will take 3 steps from the second YELLOW square, and eventually stand on the ORANGE square. That is where you take a shot. If you take a shot, that is when the person after who is standing in line starts. Make sure there are no more that 2 RUNNERS in a court who are doing their drill. A lot of runners will make everything very confusing and hard. Shooting the ball might hit other runners. You will switch the passers and where the lines are, in a few minutes. (which the coach decides how many minutes. Usually it is 3 to 5) When this is switched, make sure everything is flipped, so that the runners will be able to practice left hand as well. Key points being able to pass quickly, and accurately moving into space. This drill also trains the process of making good decisions and being quick after a good pass.
November 25, 2012
In this unit in technology, we were to “present naked”. Here I would like to focus on reflecting my progress in technology class.
In my design for my slides, what I have focused on is to use less text, and to summarize what I will talk about. I think I have successfully done this task in my presentation. I was able to emphasize my message in the slides, and enhance the message with my speech. One thing I was focusing on is the use of images. I think that I was able to use the images and clearly show what I will be talking about during the presentation on the slide. Some of my slides were well designed. For example the first one, I was able to upload a picture of the current skateboarding, and also the surf boards – which are the ancestors of skateboarding. I also added a little picture of a rewind sign, to explain that the real skating now is a descendant of surfing. Some designs were just plain slides such as the “My favorite skater” slides. I was able to emphasize one fact “True Skater” by just changing the font (capital letters) but changing nothing else in the slide.
First I did not have enough eye contact, but gradually developed my eye contact towards the end. My projection of voice was I think enough. I was able to talk to the whole class and give the information.
I think my introduction was quite vague. I did not start with a brief explanation. Still, I was able to develop my presentation by explaining the history of skateboarding, and connecting it to my interests and people who inspires me. I think I was able to develop my conclusion well, because I wrapped up my presentation with a brief explanation of how overall I will develop my style, which is 1 thing I wanted to end my presentation with in the first place.
November 16, 2012
Goodbye Niseko….. Not much today, but we were eating our breakfast, then to the airport. I was eating with Ren in the airport. I was sitting with Masaki in the airplane. Well, I tried to sleep and recover from the “tiredness” but Masaki was quite hyper that time. Basically I was distracted…. and couldn’t sleep. Well, then I arrived to Haneda Airport. What happened after, was I rode the shuttle bus from the airport to YCAT. Kazuki and I then took the train to Motomachi, and then said goodbye to each other. Well, that’s pretty much about this year’s field studies. Well, its not that I want an extra grade, don’t forget I’m just being honest, but thank you to Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. Holovecz, Mr. Duffield, Ms. Leatham, NAC, and everyone else who organized this field studies.
November 16, 2012
Woke up as usual at 6 am. Really early, but enough time for onsen!!! Ren, Masashi and I were in the onsen, chilling. Then came breakfast. After that, we went to NAC again to meet up with the crew, and then NOT AGAIN. Dry suits. Eventually, we arrived to the river for rafting. There was a very good sight spot of Yo-tei-zan (Yo-tei Mountain). Yo-tei-zan is also known as the Ezo fuji. Ezo, is basically the vocabulary for the Hokkaido region, originated from the Ainu. I was with Kenneth, Ken, Hemanth, Kai, and Mitea. What Kenneth and I was thinking of, was pushing Mitea off the raft. Let’s say this was our mission. Well, there was a big chance. He was hanging from the raft, looking at the water. I jumped up and shoved him off. “SPLASH!!!” Even the NAC chaperone was laughing. Mitea was very wet. As we continued rafting, there were a lot of obstacles, but we went through with teamwork. After rafting, we went to a Soba-restaurant and ate warm, delicious soba. It tasted more than “delicious”. It was marvelous. After, we went mountain-biking. This was extremely cold, but it was pretty enjoying. What happened after when we were settling down in the hotel, is that some people were not in the mood of performing. Well, Aiki and I was dissatisfactory, so we just made another one in a few minutes. (I think no one knew about that) No narcism, but Aiki and I both remember every single words in KOREAN of Gangnam Style, so we just decided to change the Gangnam to Aiki. So basically we ended up performing Oppan Aiki Style. Well, everyone was laughing, so it was very fun and I had no regrets. So, now on with the SHOW. Last night in Niseko, I found myself eating ramen with Yuki and Kazuki in the corridor. Well, then, not even realizing, I was asleep.
Today, was also community and service. We had to work as one community to “activate” our teamwork and successfully accelerate our raft.
November 15, 2012
Basically waking up being warm, I found myself relaxing in the onsen for a while. Then, I found myself with my friends Ren, Haakon, Masashi, Kento, and Giulio, eating delicious breakfast. After that, we took a bus ride to NAC, and the worst thing happened. Dry suits. The clothing that I least favorite to wear. Tight on my neck, arms and legs, I was walking like I was a person just finished rehabilitation…. Well, today I was about to kayak with Jake, but what happens… is that it starts to rain. Not rain, but RAIN. I guess that makes sense. We did the “Japanese Style” rowing which was shouting “ichi, ni, ichi, ni” which is “one, two, one, two” in Japanese. I guess it helped release my full energy, but my hands were getting really stiff and itchy. Do you know the feeling when you stay in the shower for too long, and your hands and feet itch for a while? It’s that feeling I got. Very annoying. As soon as we arrived to the island, I was drinking warm tea and eating burritos. It was very delicious. As soon as we finished, we headed back to our kayaks to start kayaking back to the other side of Lake Toyah. By the way, the amount of rain was enormous, so I call it the waterfall. Basically the fact where shouting under a waterfall is a boss action, which makes me create the title. Done with being off task, we finally took off our dry suits and jumped in the bus. We were listening to music, and half asleep. When we arrived to NAC, we ate the delicious dinner, and then straight to the onsen. What a great feeling it was. I will NEVER EVER forget that feeling. Soaked, then into the warm onsen. I cannot explain this in words. That’s how much it felt great. Enough with the drama, I was then practicing my skit with Marshall, Kento, Neil, Leo, and Aiki. We were mixing up Gangnam Style and Skellig, and we were ready. We did not know the surprise for the skit tomorrow, and never could’ve imagined it. After that was the movie night. We watched Eragon, but I was basically asleep. Done with Day 3, let’s go to Day 4!
Day 3 was Environment, as well as Health and social education. We didn’t use transportation using gas except for bus rides, because we couldn’t avoid it. Kayaking was basically working as a team, which means I had to think and act. I was acting such as shouting and working hard.
November 15, 2012
So this day is the first good morning to Niseko. Opening my eyes, I was stunned. My body was cold as ice, and I felt like running around to warm myself up. Thinking that we would get to go to the hotel today, I was very excited. This day, we were to basically “make our own food” again. It was sandwiches, and it was very delicious. However, the materials were already out on the table, so it doesn’t count as “making it ourselves”. We then went to HIS, Hokkaido International School, and met Mr. Reynolds. It was a very long time since I saw in YIS for the last time. We ate another burger-ish sandwich-ish (simply because I forgot…) lunch, and went to Niseko’s local high school. We experienced 生け花 (Ikebana) which is to decorate little flowers on a sponge. (Originally on a pointy stage) After that, we went to a local farm and helped the lady clean up the equipments for farming. Guess what happened next?? We took a bus ride to Kanronomori hotel!!! The first hotel day was a party. We went to the Onsen, and went to our tatami room, and drank Mountain Dew. Then, we slept in peace, in peace, and in peace. This day was also “Community and Service” because we worked as a student to help the lady clean up the equipment for farming. We contributed to a farming community in Niseko.
November 15, 2012
Well, basically there’s not much to tell about Day 1, although I will have to. Basically I was awake at 5 in the morning, eyes tightly closed, and trying to get into bed again. Soon as I got ready, I dashed down the staircase to meet my friend Kazuki, and his mother. His mother was giving me a ride to YCAT. (Thank you Kazuki’s mom) What we talked about in the ride, was basically what we were looking forward for. I was looking forward for rafting, on the other hand Kazuki was looking forward to have a safe field studies and to come back. As we were talking, we soon arrived to YCAT. After we bought some drinks, we saw the YIS crew, congregating in the bus terminal, including Ms. Holovecz and Mr. Pomeroy. In the bus, I sat with Aiki, talking about skateboarding life, and what we brought that day to Field studies. As soon as I arrived to the airport, I noticed I was talking to my friends. After the tickets were distributed, I was relaxing on the plane. Pushing my seat back until the climax, I was able to sleep on the plane and listen to music. As we arrived to Shin-Chitose (新千歳) Airport, I felt a chilly wind run down my skin. I quickly wore my sweatshirt, and took a LOOONG bus ride to NAC (Niseko Adventure Center), which was actually longer than the plane ride. In the bus was basically chilling with Marshall. As soon as we arrived at NAC, we ate some delicious lunch, and then headed to the campsite. I was walking with Aiki, Kento, Marshall, Ren, Masashi, Haakon, and others. Just to shorten this hiking part, but it was extremely adventurous and tiring. Well, the “adventurous” does not mean that it was fun, but there were annoying obstacles such as muddy puddles, and disgusting insects on the ground. Soon we arrived to the campsite, and we were soon setting up tents. This I think fits to “Community and Service”, because me and my friends were helping the community which is our school. We also contributed on making our own dinner, which was curry. It was extremely delicious, since we made it ourselves. I felt being in a survival game, and well it sounds really exciting and cool. My body freezing, I left my stuff in the tent, then headed towards the Onsen. After being warmed up, I call it the Japan style, I bought milk and drank it all the way. My body temperature suddenly dropped and I was freezing again. Although, when I snuck into my sleeping bag, it was a bit warm. I then, slept, then slept, and slept, not noticing that I was gradually losing my body temperature…..
November 15, 2012
I found this poem confusing at first, but when I kept on reading, I found myself focusing on the person’s feeling changing in the beginning and the end. As mentioned before, he was basically annoyed and frustrated of himself. As he starts to chase the bagel, he slips and he also starts rolling down with the bagel like a bagel. Well, basically something unexpected has happened throughout the story. An sloppy mistake which was dropping a bagel, then lead himself to an enjoyable ending. This fact also relates to the recent mentions, which was when I was talking about the portent. I think the bagel was showing the person a sign – now we know that the sign is that the person will be eventually enjoying his time in his life.
November 7, 2012
1. It is breakfast time
2. To go to the store to buy food for lunch
3. Fish, onion, bread, lemon, tomato, rice and tomato paste
4. Djeneba’s english teacher comes to her house and eats together
5. She forgot to tell that she invited her english teacher
1. Des citrons
2. Du poisson
3. Du pain
4. Des tomates
5. Des oignons
1. Aminata dit «Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim.»
2. Mme Doinamede dit «Tu me fais le marché?»
3. Djeneba dit «J’ai aussi acheté un paquet de beurre, de la pâte de tomates, du pain et du riz.»
4. Djeneba dit «Ah, j’ai oublié… »
5. Mme Diomande dit «Va voir qui est à la porte.»
1. Encore du pain?
2. Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim
3. Il me faut…
5. Bon, d’accord
Je rarement faire le corses avec ma mere.
October 11, 2012
In our Physical Education class with Mr. Noon, we have been doing various tests, exercises, and tests to discover the question “What is Health?” and learning to be healthy. Being healthy will fully affect your future and your daily life. Being healthy will probably give you a longer and better life, whereas being unhealthy (such as smoking, unbalanced intake of food etc.) possibly will shorten your life, and make your body weaker. In this assignment task/reflection, I have conveyed my knowledge and my recent understanding towards Physical Education and health/fitness.
What is Health?
In class, we have been discussing as a class about being healthy. My personal idea and understanding of being healthy, is to be mentally and of course physically fit. Being physically fit, is to play sports, and being able to move. If your body is stiff and your body condition is bad, it is one signal that you are not healthy physically. Being mentally fit/healthy is not only related to physical activities. One example of being healthy mentally, is to have a lot of sleep. According to Wikipedia, the average amount of sleep an 10-17 year old needs, is 8.5 to 9.25 hours. If the amount of sleep is immensely lower than the average, it means you are not healthy mentally. One effect by not having enough sleep, is being sleepy at school, and earning academic stress.
What is fitness?
Fitness, is one category of health relating to keeping your body strong, and fit. I think that fitness, basically is the act of being able to be physical in any case. In other words, if you are fit, it means not being exhausted by a minimum amount of physical activities. There are numerous activities to maintain and increase your fitness conditions, but it is said squats are very good for your body for being fit. I also think fitness is a strategy for exercising your body. There are 5 major types of fitness that are influential to human body, which is Cardiovascular Endurance (Stamina), Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Flexibility, and Body Composition. Cardiovascular Endurance is mainly important in Cross Country, because maintaining your pace and being steady, I think is the key to be successful. When we did a CV endurance test by running through Minato-no-mieru-oka Park, and Yamashita Park, I was able to identify and think about my own current CV endurance. My own assessing is linked here.
What are the components of Health Related Fitness?
As mentioned before, there are 5 components of fitness. Those are:
Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Flexibility, and Body Composition.
Cardiovascular Endurance, basically stamina, is the ability to maintain your pace (on various sports) and being able to constantly do physical activities, such as cross country, and soccer. Cardiovascular is fully important in soccer, because you need to sprint really fast for the ball, and the point is to keep moving. If you stop, a defender can capture you, and you will not be able to receive a pass.
Muscular Endurance, is the ability of a muscle, or a group of muscles to sustain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time. For example, muscular endurance is very important for push-ups, and sit-ups.
Muscular Strength, is the ability to generate force against a selected point or a wide range of points. Push-ups need a lot of muscular strength.
Flexibility, is the ability to stretch your body/joints to bend to a very far point. On some points flexibility is important for soccer players, because soccer players need to move laterally.
Body Composition, is how basically the ratio of the Muscular mass : Body fat mass.
How can and why should you test your fitness?
As far as I know, circuit tests, cooper tests, and BMI tests are able to test your fitness. We test our fitness to increase our health/fitness awareness, and to be confident on what we are doing physically. We also do tests to find room for improvement, and to be sure you are doing your best on physical activities all time. We have to keep track on how fit we are, to have a better life in the future and be healthy always. The circuit tests train all of the components, BMI tests mainly test your body composition, and cooper tests will train your cardiovascular endurance.
What types of fitness test have you used?
As mentioned before, we have done circuit tests, one cooper test, and a BMI test. A circuit test is where everyone creates a station to train your fitness, and there are several stations with different tests. A cooper test, is to constantly keep running for 12 minutes on a 200m track, and based on how many laps you did, you will be able to find out if your body condition is good, bad, very good, average, etc. A BMI test, shorten for a Body mass index test, is where you test your body composition.
How can we compare our results with other people?
We can make a table on a Google Doc with everyone in our class write our results for the various tests we have done, and show in rows your results. By this, you will be able to easily see what your peers’ results were, and find space for improvement.
How did you do these tests?
We did these test by the supervision of Mr. Noon and with a wide range of space. Obviously, we did all our tests during P.E. class. We did our circuit tests and our BMI tests in the Dance Studio, where there are limited space for 20 people to do a test at the same time. For our cooper test, we had a clear track, and we were provided with very good equipment/space.
What are some of the problems of using the BMI as a standard test?
One major problem is that a BMI calculator is not necessary for exact calculation. To say the truth, BMI’s do not clearly state if you are fit or not. If there is a person who weighs 50kg and his height is 150cm, he can be considered fat from BMI calculation. Suppose he was very muscular, and he was very fit. You cannot trust BMI’s, because they only give the results based on your weight, not your actual body fat mass and you muscle mass.
Overall as a physical education student, I have increased my understanding and knowledge towards health. I honestly still have curiosity on health and fitness, but I was able to approach my goal. My only goal from the start of this unit, was to always be exhausted in the end of a PE lesson. I think that I am an athlete, and I am pretty fit. Which means if I am exhausted, I did my best working on physical activities. I think my attitude towards Physical education was very good, and I have been very honest with my actions. I am looking forward to be successful for Cross Country.