In P.E, we have been learning about international rules football. At first we just started out with Australian Football which was the main idea to our game. After we got really good at aiming where we kicked the ball and with passing, we started introducing different rules from different ball sports like gaelic football where we introduced the rule of you are only allowed to take four steps, bounce the ball and then take four steps again and you have to either pass or shoot. For our summative assessment, we have to find a video showing good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship. I found two videos of poor sportsmanship because I couldn’t decide.
Poor Sportsmanship videos:
Barry Hall punch:
In this video, a famous Australian football player for the Sydney Swans punches another player from the West Coast Eagles. I think that if you are losing, this is a bad way to react especially if you are famous because it can ruin your reputation which is what happened to Barry Hall.
This video was of a girl soccer player that is the roughest in the league, when she gets frustrated by someone or if they are losing, she lets her feelings out with violence and hurting other people.
This video is of a boys soccer game. So what happened was that the goalie shook the person taking the penalty’s hand because he missed and it was to show appreciation for the team and to show that he did a good job.
Man-to-man defense is where you pick a player and you mark them for the whole game or depending on what your team and your coach thinks you might change person during the game or at the beginning of each quarter. Zone defense is where you have your point guard and your shooting guard on the corners of the free-throw line and your power forward and your small forward behind the PG and SG near the hoop, and your center (which is the tallest person) in the middle. So say that someone from the opposing team comes up with the ball and tries to go in-between the PG and SG, the PG and SG will close together like elevator doors. Something my basketball coach told me was that we were the elevator and the opposing team were the customers, we can’t let the customers in.
What are advantages and disadvantages of each defense strategy?
The advantages in doing man-to-man are that it is easier to intercept when a teammate is passing the ball to them and that it puts more pressure on them so they are more likely to make a mistake. Also you can corner one person so that they can’t do anything and your team will get the ball. The disadvantages are that if you take your eye off them for a second then they will be sprinting in-front of you and you won’t be able to catch them so the other team will get the ball. Also if someone screens you then you can’t get past the opponent screening you so the opposition gets the ball and scores. Also it involves a lot more stamina so you will lose your energy quicker. With zone defense, you don’t use as much energy so you can sprint down the court easily, it is much easier to block the ball, you don’t get as many fouls but a bad thing is that if you let someone inside and and they get the ball then they are bound to score. Also people can just lob the pass over your head. If I was coaching my own basketball team, I would do zone defense and then if we score the other team has to pass it from the opposite side to where they are shooting, I would have the shooting guard and the point guard up defending the opposing team while they pass so that if we get the ball we can pass and then shoot and we will get a load of points.
Hello again! Today I am back with a post about middle school sports day. As quite a few people already know, the middle school sports day is different from the elementary sports day. Instead of doing track sports and other sports the middle school sports day we have to choose a sport. The sports for middle school girls were indoor hockey, bench-ball, basketball and soccer. I chose soccer because it is my favourite sport. The soccer shoes that I am going to wear are Nike mercurial vapor superfly ii and Nike mercurial vapor superfly iii.
I really like these soccer shoes because they are kind-of all-round shoes so they are good for shooting and dribbling and they’re okay for curving but I would prefer T90′s. They also make you feel faster and or make you go faster. The reason I am bringing two pairs of soccer shoes is just in case something happens to the other pair of shoes and also because the other pair of shoes might get wet because it might rain.
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In P.E we have just finished a unit all about gymnastics. For the end of the unit we had to do a performance that showed the skills we had learned during the unit. For example I learned how to do a 180 on the vault and I learned how to do a cart wheel for the first time. The people in my group were Alina, Helen and Aruna. Sadly for the performance Aruna was sick but during practices made the routine perfect. For the first couple of weeks of the unit we did individual skills. The skills we mainly did were forward rolls, backward rolls, log rolls, etc. The backwards roll was difficult for me because it hurt my neck a lot! Later in the practices we started working on the vault. I liked doing the vault because it seemed nice and fun but the only thing that I didn’t like about the vault was that if you do one thing wrong then your going to hurt yourself. For example. When I tried to get up on to the vault, my foot slipped and I fell on my face and then flipped over forwards and I hurt my back and neck so I wasn’t able to do any of the backwards rolls or the forwards rolls for the whole time.
In our routine we used a range of different skills. The mat skills we used were forwards rolls, backwards rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, bridges and skipping across the mat. Helen did the forward roll, Alina did the round-off and the bridge and I did the log roll and the cartwheel, (Aruna did the backwards rolls). Our vault skills were the star jump summersault, 180 twist and a knee touch. Helen and Alina did the summersault and a star jump. Alina also did a 180 and so did Helen and I. I also did a star jump and a knee touch. I like the way we planned everything out because it was organized so it was easy to remember what was next in the routine. Also it just all seemed to flow perfectly and I didn’t hesitate trying to remember the movement. The only part that confused me was what I should do whilst waiting for Helen to finish her vault stuff so that I don’t have to stand still and make it look boring.
The skill that I found most challenging was trying to land the cartwheel and make my legs straight so that it won’t look ugly. I kept practicing and practicing but I couldn’t do it. But in the performance I think that my cartwheel was quite good (for a beginner at least) because I managed to land it without falling and my legs were reasonably straight. I overcame this challenge by practicing a lot and videotaping myself to see if I got my handwork was right and if my feet were straight so that I can watch it and then try again to make it better. The skill that I enjoyed the most was the log roll because it is nice and easy but also is a lot of fun because it makes you dizzy.
I think that we worked quite well in the practice sessions and that we didn’t waste our time so we made good progression. The thing we practiced the most was our rolls and my cartwheel. All the work paid off and made our performance look really good. If we were to improve something in our performance I would choose passing time or doing something whilst waiting for other people to finish what they are doing. E.g; Whilst I was waiting for Helen to finish the vault I could have done something other then standing around doing nothing.
This is our performance on YouTube:
This is my table showing my times and feelings about cross country
|5/10/2011||Negishi park||17:13||This day it was the first practice. It was cold and raining. I was kind-of nervous that I was going to catch a cold. When I was running my leg started hurting a lot and it made me feel like giving up, but I kept on going till’ the end.|
|7/10/2011||Negishi park||17:54||Today was my second worst time. I felt quite disapointed with myself because I was hoping to improve my time. But I knew that I was going to improve my time next practice.|
|12/10/2011||Negishi park||20:03||DO NOT believe what I said in the post before. The reason that I came 2nd last and got a really bad time was because I fell and rolled my ankle and something had gone wrong. And it still hurts to this day. I felt again really disapointed in myeslf.|
|14/10/2011||Negishi park||17:13||This practice I felt really proud of myself because I had improved my time by a landslide (compared to my time before). Even though it was the same time that I got when we had our first practice, I felt really proud.|
|2/11/2011||Negishi park||17:03||In this practice I felt really energetic, I don’t know why but I just felt like running a bit faster that day.|
|4/11/2011||Negishi park||16:36||The night before this run, I had pasta for dinner. It is good to have some carbohydrates because they take a while to digest and give your body energy.|
|9/11/2011||Negishi park||16:15||To be honest, for this run, I just wanted to get it over with because I knew that I had to save my energy if I wanted to run fast the next day.|
|10/11/2011||Negishi park||15:02||This is the actual day. I was having mixed feelings about it though. I felt both nevous and excited but also another part of me just wanted to throw up. I was actually excited though because we were going to be able to have the chance to see and meet students from Ishinomaki that had come to run with us. In the end, I felt happy and proud of myself for achieving my goal to run under 60 seconds.|
My main outcome goal for cross country was I wanted to complete my two laps on the actual day in less then 15 minutes. Unfortunately, my time for the actual day was 15:02. I was so close. But I felt proud of myself because I almost completed my goal and I tried my best. My process goal to complete my outcome goal was, that I wouldn’t go running outside of school but I would put all my effort in to running in the practices so that I would see if my times improve or not. My other proces goal was to run for the Ishinomaki students because everyone was really scared on the March 11th but just imagining how scared they would have been, being in the tsunami, the earthquake being much stronger and knocking more things over then it dod here in Yokohama, and also losing there school and I think it was two of there students. So when you think about what they’ve been through compared to us, you just feel like giving back and helping them, but your thinking, not doing. So the least that I could have done is by a t-shirt to raise money to get them tickets for the train to come and see us, donate some money for their school and to run for them.
For this unit, I would definitely give myself an 8 because I worked hard to achieve my goal and I felt really inspired and confident about running!
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1. My first goal is not to walk for one lap and when I eventually get the hang of that I will try to not walk for the two laps that I do.
2. My second goal is that I want to encourage other people when their running.
My time was 17 mins 3 sec.
Good luck to everyone on cross country day!