Kipp Crosby-Clague on his way to College!

Posted: January 10, 2014 in Recruiting
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CONGRATULATIONS TO KIPP CROSBY-CLAGUE FROM PERTH, AUSTRALIA

Kipp Crosby-Clague is now enrolled at Western Arizona Community College in Yuma, Arizona.

Kipp has been a member of the Claremont Jets since 2008 and was a member of the 2009 Australian Outback Junior National Team. Kipp’s journey to the USA started in 2012 where, during a coaching clinic organised by the Curtin Saints in Perth, he and his parents met with Paul Manera. Kipp then made the trip to Sydney to attend the Bring it on Sports Talent Identification Camp held in October 2013. After booking a Recruiting Consultation, gaining valuable advice and commissioning Bring it on Sports to market him through their website and contacts, Kipp now finds himself at college in Arizona!

We would like to wish Kipp all the very best of luck for the future!

Kipp’s Profile: http://www.bringitonsports.com.au/recruiting/our-recruits/american-football/offense/kipp-crosby-clague-offensive-line/

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Aussies Abroad: Georgia Cowderoy

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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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!

Georgia Cowderoy:

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Georgia Cowderoy is a Freshman playing Field Hockey in the USA for the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts.  She is in her first season with the River Hawks Field Hockey team where she plays forward. at 5 ft 10 in, this Gold Coast, Queensland native is yet another Aussie finding success competing in college athletics in the USA.

School Sports Spotlight: Badminton

Posted: November 19, 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 Badminton:

Badminton:

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Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents’ half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor.

Because of the way that the shuttlecock floats in the air, badminton makes for a great sport to introduce racquets to kids of all ages and abilities. There are easy adaptations, including lowering the net or removing it all together.

 

Skills And Objectives:

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Agility
  • Hitting With A Racquet
  • Teamwork
  • Game Sense
  • Ball Skills
  • Cooperation

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ACT or SAT: Which To Choose???

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Colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT. So which should you take?

To help you zero in on the right exam, here are seven key differences:

ACT questions tend to be more straightforward.

ACT questions are often easier to understand on a first read. On the SAT, you may need to spend time figuring out what you’re being asked before you can start solving the problem. For example, here are sample questions from the SAT essay and the ACT writing test (their name for the essay):

SAT: What is your view of the claim that something unsuccessful can still have some value?
ACT: In your view, should high schools become more tolerant of cheating?

The SAT has a stronger emphasis on vocabulary.

If you’re an ardent wordsmith, you’ll love the SAT. If words aren’t your thing, you may do better on the ACT.

The ACT has a Science section, while the SAT does not.

You don’t need to know anything about amoebas or chemical reactions for the ACT Science section. It is meant to test your reading and reasoning skills based upon a given set of facts. But if you’re a true science-phobe, the SAT might be a better fit.

The ACT tests more advanced math concepts.

In addition to basic arithmetic, algebra I and II, and geometry, the ACT tests your knowledge of trigonometry, too. That said, the ACT Math section is not necessarily harder, since many students find the questions to be more straightforward than those on the SAT.

The ACT Writing Test is optional on test day, but required by many schools.

The 25-minute SAT essay is required and is factored into your writing score. The 30-minute ACT writing test is optional. If you choose to take it, it is not included in your composite score — schools will see it listed separately. Many colleges require the writing section of the ACT, so be sure to check with the schools where you are applying before opting out.

The SAT is broken up into more sections.

On the ACT, you tackle each content area (English, Math, Reading and Science) in one big chunk, with the optional writing test at the end. On the SAT, the content areas (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) are broken up into 10 sections, with the required essay at the beginning. You do a little math, a little writing, a little critical reading, a little more math, etc. When choosing between the SAT and ACT, ask yourself if moving back and forth between content areas confuse you or keep you energized?

The ACT is more of a “big picture” exam.

College admissions officers care about how you did on each section of the SAT. On the ACT, they’re most concerned with your composite score. So if you’re weak in one content area but strong in others, you could still end up with a very good ACT score and thus make a strong impression with the admissions committee.

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RECRUITING CONSULTATIONS: Ever wanted to get a scholarship but you don’t know how? There are lot’s of things to consider… Academics, Eligibility, Athletic Ability, Which pathway to take?  Bring It On Sports can help you make an informed decision. We can also help you save time by pointing you in the right direction so you can start your journey towards your goal of playing college sports. Book a consultation today.

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5 Alternatives to Running For Cardio

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Sports Science & Nutrition
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For many of us, Running is not our favourite thing when it comes to a cardio workout. But don’t worry, we have come up with 5 great exercises you can use in place of running that are great for getting that cardio workout you need to burn fat and stay in shape!

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians have been developed which encourage Australians to be active every day in as many ways as they can, and to put together 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, preferably all days

The National Heart Foundation of Australia also recommends that to benefit health, people should aim, over time, to include 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week.

Swimming

Swimming is the perfect running alternative if you want a full body workout . Tone your legs, arms, and core with a few laps in the pool. Try intervals to get the most out of your exercise time . Without the impact that comes from running on pavement you can avoid the shock to your joints: no shin splints or sore knees!

Walking

That’s right, simple, relaxing walking is a great way to stay in shape.  Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day to help reduce your risk for heart disease – a leading cause of death in Australia.  Walk to work, to the market, to pick up the kids, or to take a break from your busy day. While a leisurely stroll is always nice, walk at a brisk pace for a good cardio workout.

Dancing

Brush up on your dancing moves while burning calories and strengthening muscles. Join a dance aerobics class or try out a Zumba session in your area. You can also get an excellent workout while enjoying a night out dancing with friends.

Kickboxing

If you don’t love running but you crave the intensity, try a kickboxing class . A full hour of punching, kicking, and other moves will leave you feeling exhausted and exhilarated. This is one of the best activities for high calorie burning. It is also a great weight-bearing exercise that will help to prevent osteoporosis .

Cycling

Cycling is a fun, flexible running alternative. Bike on the weekends with your family or get in a few miles of cycling in the evening after work. For those cold, rainy days, head over to the gym to ride a stationary bike or sign up for an indoor cycling class to really get your blood pumping.