School Sports Spotlight: Ultimate Frisbee

Posted: September 2, 2013 in School Sports Programs
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Bring It On Sports teaches many activities and sports, all with the goals of physical education in mind. We thought that we should spotlight, each week, a different sport or activity that we currently offer our schools so that you could get a better idea of the skills and outcomes that we strive to provide through teaching it. This week we will focus on Ultimate Frisbee.

Ultimate Frisbee:

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Ultimate Frisbee, or just Ultimate as it is more commonly referred to today, is a team sport played by passing and catching frisbee. It is similar to netball in that the player with the frisbee cannot run, but may only pivot on one foot and pass to teammates. The object of the game is to catch the frisbee in your opponent’s endzone to score points.  The players who do not have the frisbee can run around freely while the player with the frisbee attempts to throw to them using a variety of throws. If the frisbee does not get caught, the other team gains possession of the frisbee and play continues.

Skills & Objectives:

  • Throwing & Catching
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Agility and Balance
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Game Sense
  • Teamwork & Cooperation

This is a fast-paced, high involvement sport that encourages teamwork and maximum participation. Ultimate Frisbee is a game that’s extremely fun to play, and requires minimal equipment to play, making it a great option for physical education programs of all ages and abilities.

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2 Things Every Highlight Video Should Have

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One of the most important things you can do to enhance your chances of getting recruited is to create a great highlight video. Bring It On Sports provides some great video services for athletes who don’t have the capability to create their own highlight tape. With that in mind, we wanted to give you 2 important things that every highlight video should have…

1. Spotlight:

Coaches watch thousands of highlight films, and one of the things that makes their job easier is when the player featured in the video they are watching is spotlighted before each play. This helps the coach find where you are on the field and focus in on your play performance without spending wasted time trying to locate you before each play. The spotlight feature is one of the services that Bring It On Sports can provide to you if you already have a highlight film.

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2.  Contact Information

One of the most basic mistakes that recruits make when producing their highlight video is forgetting to put their contact information on the video. We reccommend that your contact information should be placed at the beginning and end of your video. This should contain your name, height, weight, phone number, email address, Skype name and physical address so that coaches can easily contact you if they are interested. Along with putting your information in the video, its also important that all physical copies you send out to coaches are labelled with your contact information so that coaches can find it easily once they have watched and filed away your video.

There are many other factors that go into making a great highlight video, but these two factors are the ones taken for granted most often on a highlight video.

If you would like more information please go to the Bring it on Sports Video Services page at:
http://www.bringitonsports.com.au/recruiting/scholarship-services/video-services/

Getting Kids Active

Posted: August 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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There might be nothing more important to a kid’s development than to develop a healthy and active lifestyle. Kids love to be active and encouraging an active lifestyle when kids are young creates healthy habits that follow them throughout their life.

Australia’s Physical Activity Recommendations for 5–12 Year Olds state that kids need to do a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. But remember, more is better – even up to several hours! This can be built up throughout the day with a combination of moderate to vigorous activities.

Some Ideas For Physical Activity:

  • Ask your kids what sports/activities they are interested in.
  • Get outside when you can. Take your kids swimming or to the park on the weekend.
  • Help your kids learn basic sports skills such as throwing or catching. Research suggests that children whose basic skills are poor tend to avoid sports.
  • Make time for family outings that are more active such as bushwalks.
  • Get involved in your kids sporting interests. Help coach the team they play on or have a go yourself.

Setting A Good Example:

Children learn by example. Research shows that the involvement of parents in physical activity can increase a child’s participation.

Set a good example for your child in the following ways:

  • Regularly participate in physical activity yourself.
  • Allow your child to choose the type of activity they are interested in.
  • Promote acceptance of different body shapes and ability levels.
  • Reinforce the social benefits as well as the physical.
  • Help your child develop skills and strategies for coping with different physical activity environments.
  • Involve your child in physical activities around the home such as gardening, washing the car or house cleaning.
  • Walk short distances instead of taking the car. Encourage and support walking and cycling to school.
  • Take your child for regular walks around the neighbourhood. Babies and young children can be pushed along in prams – once they get older, encourage them to walk part of the way.
  • Restrict television watching, surfing the net and playing computer games to less than two hours per day. Limit viewing to programs that family members specifically want to watch. When the program is finished, turn the television off.

The benefits of physical activity

Some of the benefits of physical activity and exercise for children include:

  • Improve cardiovascular fitness (heart and lungs)
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve posture
  • Better sleep
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve concentration
  • Help relaxation
  • Build strong bones and muscles
  • Improve balance and develop skills
  • Maintain and develop flexibility
  • Opportunities to make friends and enhance social skills.

The overall goal is to get your kids to be active and stay active. This is a product of encouragement by you, the parents, in partnership with their schools physical education program and after-school programs such as club sports. Give your kids opportunities to get outdoors and develop healthy habits.

For more information: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

 

Aussies Abroad – Blake Muir

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Over the next few months as part of Bring It On Sports recruiting services, we will be highlighting Aussie players who are currently playing college football in the United States. Our goal is to double this number each year by sending the best young gridiron players this country has to offer to play college football on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Blake Muir

Blake Muir

A 2008 graduate of Kirrawee High School in Sydney, NSW, Australia and was a member of the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club. He played in the Gridiron NSW Colts and Senior competitions and in 2009, he was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. During 2009, he led the team in sacks, tackles and tackles-for-loss. His 58 tackles is the sixth-highest single-season total in Colts history and eight sacks is tied for fourth highest. He played both sides of the ball as an offensive and defensive lineman and is also a national title medalist in swimming and an accomplished Aussie Rules player.

Blake started his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii in January 2011. He started all 12 games for the Warriors in 2012 before transferring to Baylor University in 2013. He will have to sit out one year because of his transfer but will be able to play starting in 2014.

Achievements:

  • 2009 Gridiron NSW League Most Valuable Player
  • Started for the University of Hawaii in 2012.