Friday, March 25, 2011

Teaching Cricket

For my lab C in EDU 255 I had to teach cricket. I decided to teach the three basic skills (bowling, batting, and fielding) and split the class into starions. I started the class with an everyone it tag game. Unfountaly I did not have music. As the students taged each other they had to eachange cards, when I said called out an activity they had to perfrom it for the number of times on the card. After the students were warmed up I did my intro (name, signal of attention, hook, and safty statement). I showed an one minute click of how to bowl in cricket. Then went into the cues. Same with batting and fielding. I split the students into the stations by the card color. They had a about 30 seconds at each station hiting each stations two times. At the end I gave the student a written exam and a short history sheet. Over all I felt like I used my TIME (ADDED TIME CODING) well. Also was able to give good FEEDBACK. The only thing I struggled with was keeping my back to the walls, because the students were so spread out.

Monday, March 21, 2011

How much is to much?

How does a coach know how much to push their athletes without harming them? This is a question every coach must ask themselves. There is no real line between just right and too far in coaching. Therefore a coach has to find the happy medium themselves. In order to find the just right amount to push your athlete a coach mush take a few things into account.
        1. the age of the athletes, also their skill level. Having a five year old try to do a lay up without the skill will only lead to failure for the athlete and coach.  
           2. the environment is something every coach must think about when pushing his/her athletes. If it is really hot or cold the athletes may not be playing at their natural skill level.
        3. an athletes health. If the athlete has a condition that makes it harder to do a skill whether it be mental of physical a coach must adjust to this. For example some athletes learn fast by visual, so having posters or demonstrate the activity while explaining it could help them. Also if an athlete has asthma the coach must make sure they don't do any activity that involves to much cardiovascular activities without them taking their inhaler.
          4. and last think a coach should take into account is what skill level the athlete is at. A child could be four-teen, but have the skill of  an eight year old depending on the activity and vise verse. With these four things in mind a coach should be able to keep their athletes safe and not push them to far.
Results of pushing an athlete too far could vary. The athlete could break down, get hurt, quit the sport or all sports, or the worst die. These are just a few things that could come out of a coach pushing his/her students to far.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I'm sure everyone who is a sports fan has head of play 60. But there is a new organization now to help raise healthier and in shape kids. It is Let's Move created by Machelle Obama. At there are many ways to help. parents, schools, other children, and the community can make a better life for our and their children. Parents can get on the right track to making and choosing healthier foods. Schools can add healthy living to their lesson plans. children can have fun by eating healthy and being active. The communities can create more opportunities for children to get out and play. The key thing to remember is to take action. No matter who you are, what you do, or how much you do, everyone should take action to create a better living environment for the children. The children are future fire fighters, engineers, political leaders, CEO's, just to name a few. Now think of what a difference our world could be if we teach them life long skills and healthy eating habits. Let's all take action and build a better way of living!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

lab b2

In class i had to teach the Fling technique with a jump rope to my fellow students. I started the class out with the Irish fling dance. Then did my introduction, signal for attention, and safety statement. I lost TIME because the students had to get their jump ropes. Then I had them do progressions into the fling. My cues were toe back toe side heel front. These helped the students remember what to do easily. I then stared the music and had the students do the technique. As they were performing the fling I went around giving FEEDBACK. I was able to pinpoint my students and give them a new task. I feel good about my day of teaching. I should put the equipment out for now on.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Spring is almost here!!! Now is the time to make life style changes to better your health and fitness. Standing is better than sitting, walking it better than standing, and jog/ running is better than walking. Remember this when you have to get to park center from the hill for class. If you are short on time it is understandable to take the bus. But instead of sitting stands. We all know how taught it is to stand still on those buses so it is a work work out on your muscles. If you do have extra time walk to Park or if it is cold jog. Taking little steps as in walking to Park and taking the bus back will keep you motivated. It is better to make small changes because you don't want to burn yourself out and get discouraged. Also making healthier choices on food is something to work towards. Choosing to eat fruit or veggies for a snack rather than chips or gummies. Remember you should make small changes to start. so rather than cutting soda completely out of you life, you should cut it done to one a day or one a week. Also breakfast is the most important meal! The first time you eat is when your metabolism starts. Therefore if you don't eat till 4:00pm all day you are running on nothing and aren't burning any calories.
Following these simple ideas can make you more fit, healthy and less stressed!