Monday, September 22, 2014

Kiwi Sport Netball

Kiwi Sport Netball
Netball is one of New Zealand’s most common sports, it is also played around the world as well. Our class have been attending Kiwi Sport Netball in the hall with Merrin for the past 4 weeks. I’m not a big fan of netball but I decided to just give it a try. When I took part in our first netball lesson it wasn't to bad.

I was away for our first lesson so my first session was about defense. We learnt how to follow and block your attacker from getting the ball. We also got to learn how to pass a netball and shoot it as well. Merrin said when you shoot you have to hold the netball above your head and shoot it. She also said when you pass a netball it is best to past from your chest.

Our class went to Kiwi Sport Netball today and we learnt about pivoting. If you were to jump and catch the ball, the first foot that lands on the ground stays there and your second foot can pivot. We had a little netball game today. It was really confusing for me because I didn't know where I was allowed and where I wasn't. I also didn't know my position until I got to play. There are only seven positions in netball they are goal shoot, goal attack, wing attack, wing defense, goal defense, goalkeeper and center.

Through out the past four weeks of learning netball hasn't been too bad. Netball was alright but I’m not to sure if I want to play again!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Kiwi Sport Football

Kiwi Sport Football
For the past five weeks we have been participating in kiwi sport football with Sophia. I didn't really like to play soccer but ever since our class started attending kiwi sport I sort of started to like football. Football is the most popular sport in the world.

Sophia was our instructor, taught our class the simple skills for football. She is also a football player, she comes from Argentina. When we first saw her she had a broken arm because a team they played against in soccer crushed her arm. She had a really cool haircut, it was dreadlocks.

The FIFA World Cup had just finished so Sophia decided that we should have our own little FIFA class cup. We got into groups of four and all decided on a name. My group chose to be Mexico. We had about five football games overall in the FIFA class cup. We had a lot of fun playing against the other teams.

When it was time to go Sophia announced the placings of all of the teams. My team was really lucky because we came second out of the whole class but Brazil won in the end. My group was very happy with our placing. Our class loves to play soccer and we all hope Sophia can come back and teach us more about Football.