Aussies Abroad: Rachael Doyle

Posted: November 14, 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 athletics 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 athletics on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Rachael Doyle:

Rachael Doyle is a soccer player currently in her Senior season with Washington State University where she is a starter. Rachael is originally from North Epping, NSW where she attended Cheltenham Girls High School and was the captain of the Australian National Championship winning New South Wales metro team in 2006. She was a member of the Australian School team that competed and won a series (2-1) against New Zealand. She spent two years with the Central Coast Mariners, including 2009 when the team finished as the league runner-up.  She has had a successful collegiate career at WSU and has been in the starting rotation since her sophomore season in 2011.

Achievements:

  • Captain of the New South Wales Metro Team in 2006
  • Member of the Central Coast Mariners in 2008 & 2009
  • Defensive MVP in 2010 as a freshman for WSU
  • 2011 All Pac-12 Second Team & Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team
  • 2012 NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team
  • 2012 Capital One CoSIDA District 8 NCAA Division I All-Academic Second Team
  • 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team

School Sports Spotlight: Lacrosse

Posted: November 13, 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 Lacrosse:

Lacrosse:

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Lacrosse is a team sport, originally played by the indigenous peoples of North America, played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. The boys/men’s version of the game is a contact sport, which requires padding such as shoulder pads, gloves, helmets, elbow pads, cup, and sometimes rib guards. The girls/women’s game limits stick contact and prohibits body contact, requiring little protective equipment. We play the girls/women’s version of the game when we bring Lacrosse to school sports programs.

Offensively, the objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent’s goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball to do so. Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and gain control of the ball.

Skills And Objectives:

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Agility
  • Swinging An Object
  • Teamwork
  • Game Sense
  • Ball Skills
  • Cooperation

To book Bring it on Sports for your school please contact us. #bringitonsports #schoolsports #lacrosse

#2 Ranked Eastern Illinois Making Noise

Posted: November 12, 2013 in DownUnder Bowl Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Our 2013 Future Stars Camp featured 3 coaches from Eastern Illinois. Since the camp, Eastern Illinois has been making headlines in college football, and currently hold a record of 7-1 and the #2 ranking in Division I FCS. The Panthers only loss of the season came in overtime on the road at Northern Illinois, an FBS school who is currently undefeated and ranked #18 in the BCS standings. The Panthers started their 2013 season by beating up on San Diego State on the road.

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As you can see from the statistic rankings above, The Panthers offense is ranked #1 in the nation in Total Offense, and Jimmy Garoppolo (QB) is ranked #1 in Total Offense and Passing Yards.

The best news for Gridiron players in Australia is that members of the Eastern Illinois coaching staff will be coming back to the Future Stars Camp in 2014. If you would like to register and be part of this amazing week of football, visit our Future Stars 2014 page.

#bringitonsports #biosrecruiting #futurestars2014

School Sports Spotlight: Tennis

Posted: November 7, 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 Tennis:

Tennis:

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Tennis is a sport in which either 2 players (singles) or teams of 2 players each (doubles) hit a ball back and forth to each other on a specially marked court over a net using racquets. One side will serve the ball to the other side to start play. The ball can only bounce once on each side before the player must hit it back across the net. Play continues until the ball bounces more than once, it is hit outside the playing area, or is hit into the net on the same side of the court.

Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the “Majors”) are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.

This game can be adapted to suit all age levels and abilities. Some adaptations include making the net lower, making the racquets bigger, changing the size, shape or type of ball, eliminating the playing area (meaning the only goal is to carry the ball over the net) and finally allowing more than one bounce per side. This game is a great way to introduce kids to racquet sports which require above average hand-eye coordination.

Skills And Objectives:

  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Agility
  • Ball Striking
  • Racquet Skills
  • Swinging An Object
  • Teamwork
  • Game Sense
  • Ball Skills
  • Cooperation

To book Bring it on Sports for your school please contact us. #bringitonsports #schoolsports #tennis

UDC & UDA Australian Open Cheer & Dance Championships.

Posted: November 3, 2013 in Aussie Gold Cheer & Dance Championships School Sports Programs
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The UDC & UDA Australian Open Cheer and Dance Championships were held at Luna Park on 12 & 13 October 2013. Bring It On Sports had 3 schools who competed over 2 days of competition.

Blakehurst Primary – Level 1 Primary Cheer & Primary Pom
OLMC – Level 1 High School Cheer & High School Pom
Blakehurst High – Level 2 High School Cheer, High School Pom, Level 2 Group Stunt & Level 3 Group Stunt

Places Were As Follows:

* 1st Place BPS Level 1 Primary Cheer
* 1st Place BHS Level 3 High School Group Stunt
* 2nd Place BPS Primary Pom
* 2nd Place BHS Level 2 Cheer
* 2nd Place BHS Level 2 High School Group Stunt
* 3rd Place OLMC Level 1 Cheer
* 3rd Place BHS High School Pom

A special thank you to all of our coaches, parents, schools and of course the event organisers for a fabulous weekend of Cheerleading at Luna Park.