School Sports Spotlight: Kanga Cricket

Posted: August 26, 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 Kanga Cricket.

Kanga Cricket:

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Kanga Cricket has been designed for kids and is safe and inclusive version of cricket. It provides an introductory version of the game that focuses on skill acquisition, participation and enjoyment.. Rules have been modified to provide participants with an introduction to the rules and skills of cricket in a format suited to their size and ability. The aim of Kanga Cricket is to make sure that every player gets a chance to bat, bowl and field.

Rule Adaptations:

  • A special yellow Kanga Cricket ball approved by KANGA equipment is used
  • Batters are separated into pairs (usually designated by a number e.g. pair 1)
  • Each pair bats for 2 overs (an over is 6 balls)
  • There is no limit to the number of times a batter may be given out
  • Bowling can be done either overhand (prefered) or underhand.

Kanga is a great alternative to cricket in that it promotes participation and doesn’t require in-depth knowledge of the rules and skills needed to play the full game. It is also a great way to play cricket with minimal equipment (as there are no padding requirements).  Kanga Cricket is sure to be a hit for sports groups of all ages and sizes!

 

 

 

The Importance of 3rd Party Evalutions

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Among many of the services that Bring It On Sports offers recruits, the 3rd party evaluation might be the most important thing you can do in the recruiting process. In this article, we want to tell you a little bit about our evaluation process and why it is important to get evaluated by a respected organisation like Bring It On Sports.

What Do We Evaluate:

When evaluating talent, coaches use many different tests and measurements to find out about speed, agility, strength and skills. There are a few tests that have been made standard by the majority of coaching staffs as a way to measure across athletes from different areas and athletic backgrounds.

Bring It On Sports will conduct tests on each evaluation to get an overall picture of your athletic ability. Here are the various tests that we perform on each athlete:

  • 40 Yard Dash
  • 20 Yard Dash
  • 10 Yard Dash
  • Pro Agility
  • L Drill
  • Bench Press
  • Vertical Jump
  • Standing Broad Jump
  • Flexibility
  • Seated Reach Test
  • Position Specific Drills

These tests, along with your measurables (height, weight, wingspan), will allow us to present a clear picture to prospective  colleges and universities. All the tests are filmed by our staff and the results are presented in our “Talent Evaluation Form” so that you will have a record of your performance.

Why is a 3rd Party Evaluation Important?

Testing is a very precise process and results can vary depending on who is performing the test and recording the results. Many coaches will doubt the authenticity of self-given assessments. This is why doing a 3rd party evaluation with a company like Bring It On Sports is so important. We give you accurate and unbiased test results, and we provide you with a reputable source so that when you present the results to prospective colleges and universities, they can be assured that the tests were conducted using current methods and reliable measurements.

The other benefit of our 3rd party evaluation is the opportunity for our staff to evaluate your athletic ability. This is an important step in order to find out where you excel, where you need improvement, and what position(s) you might be best suited to play at the next level. Our staff can help you locate areas where you need to improve such as speed, strength or agility. We can also inform you of the areas that you excel in, so that you know your strengths when presenting yourself to a prospective recruiter.

 

School Sports Spotlight: Koga Fitness

Posted: August 20, 2013 in Koga Fitness 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 Koga Fitness.

Koga Fitness – What Is It?

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KOGA is a fusion of Kickboxing, Yoga and patented Koga movements combined into a high energy full body workout for all levels and ages.

No matter what your fitness level, Koga is a fun but challenging exercise program that builds strength and endurance. It is a blend of isometric and plyometric movements meaning that muscles are trained in opposition to each other or to an immovable object so it’s much more than just stretching and kicking.

It involves a level of mental and physical concentration that results in a much greater flexibility, increased muscle toning and shaping, refined balance, improved cardiovascular function, increased lung capacity and finally, a HUGE decrease in overall body fat.

Skills & Objectives:

  • Develop coordination, rhythm and flexibility
  • Provides an opportunity to express rhythm in music
  • Great activity for increasing cardiovascular fitness.
  • High-tempo and high-involvement

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As a Fitness Ambassador for the worldwide campaign on children’s obesity, Jon Koga created this upbeat, fun high energy 30 min Koga Kidz program being taught in numerous school districts throughout the USA. Meets all the guidelines from AAHPERD American Alliance for Health, Phys Ed, Recreation & Dance (highest awards recipient). For ages K-12.

Aussies Abroad: Jordan Stalker

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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!

Jordan Stalker:

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Jordan was a member of the Wollongong Mustangs and was part of the 2011 NSW Wolverines Junior National Championship team..

He was nominated to be on the IFAF World Development Team Training camp in January 2012 in Austin, Texas, where he got to practice and compete with some of the best Junior Players from all over the world.  He then returned to Australia to play for the Australian Outback Junior National Team in their World Cup Qualification game against American Samoa. During the recruiting process, Jordan had interest from major Division I schools such as Hawaii, Georgia Tech and Colorado State, but decided to take the offer from Division I-AA Gardner-Webb.

Jordan is currently playing Offensive Tackle for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Standing at 6 ft 4 and 132 kg, Jordan is a true freshman this year and figures to be part of the offensive line rotation.

Achievements:

  • Selected to the 2012 IFAF World Team Development Squad
  • 2011 NSW Wolverines Junior National Championship Team
  • 2012 Australian Gridiron Junior National Team

School Sports Spotlight: Cheerleading

Posted: August 14, 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 Cheerleading.

CHEERLEADING – What Is It?

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Cheerleading combines dance and gymnastics into an athletic experience that focuses on team building and cooperation through simple stunts and choreographed dance moves. Cheerleading is a good sport for any age and ability level and is perfect for schools because it is all-inclusive.

Skills & Objectives:

  • Develop coordination, poise and self confidence with an energetic approach
  • Provides an opportunity to express rhythm in music
  • gives a huge boost in developing team spirit and morale
  • Provides exhilarating exercise in full-fulled atmosphere
  • Provides an avenue to lead the  crowd in a positive way at sporting events.

What We Offer:

Bring It On Sports offers cheerleading classes that are designed with the fun aspects of the sport in mind. These classes are a great introduction to the sport! We provide dedicated and qualified instructors to conduct a cheerleading program at your school. Students will learn routines with pom poms, basic tumbling skills and simple stunts.

You may also choose to create a school squad that will represent your school and compete in Scholastic competitions.  To offer cheerleading at your school contact us at info@bringitonsports.com.au

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