Thursday, August 2, 2012
Nice sunny day, Basketball was the sport to enjoy with your friends. Our class, room 22 went out for a session of B - Ball (Basketball). I was excited because I really wanted to play basketball especially in a nice beautiful Thursday morning. Before getting straight into learning Basketball skills we had two professional coaches that introduce themselves to us and was our tutor for the day, and their names were Tai and Shay.
Our first technique we learnt was the jump stop which is a good position to use if you were going to shoot. A jump stop is running, jump, stop with both feet turn with one foot then releasing the ball. Another skill we learnt during that session was passing accurately and feet work while doing it. The feet work to the passing was if you were going to pass you have to step forward with one foot then passing the ball. There are three different passes in Basketball. 1, chest pass, 2 ground pass and a overhead pass. A chest pass is passing the ball straight to their chest, a ground pass in bouncing the ball to them and a overhead pass is holding the ball over your head then passing it.
After that session of learning about the jump stop and passing, Tai told us we had to get into groups of four because it was time to do relays and the relays including or involved the jump stop and passing drill. The whole point of the game was whoever was first in line they had to run do a jump stop dribble the ball and run back and do a chest pass, ground pass or a overhead pass to the next person in line. In my group first in line was Joe. “ZOOMING” past as Joe sprinting to the line ready to do a jump stop together with dribbling. It was Joe leading after he got dream shattered when Mateo just zoomed right past him. It was quiet funny when Joe got dream shattered because he was really expecting him winning until the Ferrari, Mateo zoomed past him.
When we had finished all our skills our coaches told us it was time to have fun by playing a game called tag. It was girls against boys. It was a game of actually working as a unit and including everyone in your team. The whole point of the game was you had to pass the ball around between your team without running and trying to tag your opponents. It was the boys that was first to put their body on the line and actually try get all the girls out. Trying to tag them was quiet difficult because some girls were speed stars and they were too quick but we fought to the end and got all the girls out.
I really enjoyed spending my time learning new Basketball techniques and playing the game of tag. I hope next time we could learn more skills about Basketball.
Posted by Samuela at 9:06 AM