Why I love Cheering ~ I absolutely adore cheerleading! I cheered a whole lot when I was younger, and loved every minute of it. I think I love it so much because I can express my girly side, which I absolutely love! It's so much fun doing different cheers, and having fun having a ton of spirit!
Brief Description ~ Cheerleading is pretty much, all about having a bunch of spirit, and happiness. There is usually a group of girls, (or sometimes, there can be boys that cheer, but usually it's girls) and a coach. The coach comes up with the moves, and teaches the group of girls (the group of girls can be of any amount of girls) the cheers. Then, they practice those cheers at their practices, and then they do those cheers at special occasions, like football games, basketball, or cheer competitions/ tournaments.
Rules of Cheerleading ~ In cheerleading there aren't really rules, you just need to have a lot of fun energy while doing your cheers, or else people/ judges (if in a cheering tournament) they will be bored by your cheers. So you want to make sure that you have a lot of energy! Also, make sure you have your cheers down. It is very helpful to practice them at your house and try to go to every single practice you have with your team, and coach.
Safety ~ Cheerleading isn't really a “safe” sport because you are basically doing a bunch of stunts and girls are thrown up in the air, but they are caught by the back up cheerleaders. The back up cheerleaders are in charge of keeping the flyer (the cheerleader thrown up in the air) safe when she comes down. They make sure she gets up in the air and down from the air in total safety. So to be safe in cheerleading, you have to have very strong big girls to be back up, and keep those fliers safe!
Skill Related Components ~ Some skill related components in cheerleading are jumping, handsprings, motions, stunting/ tumbling, cartwheels, and a lot of balance.
Reasons For My Affection <ul><li>I have been playing un organized football for more than 5 years. I started in 3 rd grade with my friends in school. We all discovered we liked it and for the remainder of my time in elementary school it would be our favorite recess pastime. I knew a number of people who played football on a real team, and while they tried to encourage me to try and join a team I decided it wasn’t for me. I enjoyed it just playing in someone’s back yard. I love this sport because it involves strategy and skill, also it takes determination and at least some natural ability to be good at it. It’s a demanding game in that you are directly matching wit and power with others. </li></ul>
Playing The Game <ul><li>Football is played on a 100 yard field with two end zones at, guess where, the ends of the field. The object of the players is to move the ball into the opposing team’s end zone and score points. When a player brings the ball into the other teams end zone it is called a touchdown, worth 6 points. The scoring team then has an opportunity to either get another point by kicking the ball through the goal posts or they can go for a two point conversion. In a two point conversion the team just tries to get the ball into the end zone again. On each side 11 players are allowed on the field at one time, having too many can result in a penalty. Typically 45 players are allowed from each side to play in a game and teams can have up to 53 people on their roster. Players are given 4 downs (tries) to move the ball at least 10 yards, if they move the ball 10 yards or more it is called a “first down”. The number of downs they have left then resets to 1 of 4. If on the 4 th down the team with the ball (offense) has not made it across the first down line they either have a choice to kick the ball to the defense or they can try to make the first down. If they try and fail it is called a turnover and the opposing team gets the ball where it was down. </li></ul>
Rules <ul><li>1. Players cannot hold another player, for instance by the shirt and stop them from getting somewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A player cannot directly interfere with a receiver about to catch a pass. The player can swat the ball away but he cannot pull or push the receiver out of the way. </li></ul><ul><li>3. One cannot hold a player by the face protective part of their helmet, this is called a face mask. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The offense must hike the ball before the play clock reaches zero. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Players must not display un sportsman like conduct i.e. excessive celebration, taunting, heckling. </li></ul>
Safety First! <ul><li>Football may be fun but it is very dangerous (even in the backyard), especially if you don’t have the right gear. This is a list of some of the safety gear needed to play football- </li></ul><ul><li>• Helmet </li></ul><ul><li>• Shoulder Pads </li></ul><ul><li>• Gloves And Cleats </li></ul><ul><li>• Knee Pads And Elbow Pads </li></ul><ul><li>• Mouth Guards </li></ul>
Got Skill? <ul><li>Strategy and planning have a big roll in good football but so does skill. You need all seven skill related components of fitness to be a good football player. You must be able to move quickly and precisely, this is agility. You need to be able to stay on your feet while running, jumping and dodging, this is balance. You must be coordinated and make full and effective use of your body. Your muscles have to be able to exert a lot of power. Your reaction time must be good or you might be tackled or not be able to get to the ball. Finally you need speed to be able to get to the ball, carry the ball and or stop another who has the ball. </li></ul>
About Me <ul><li>Aloha, my name is Ryan! I do Judo and Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu (BJJ). I am a 4x national champion this year in Judo. I traveled across the country to compete against the best in my age and weight category. This year I went to Hawaii, Ohio, Rhode Island, Michigan, Dallas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and California. I have been doing Judo for about 3 years. I train at a national training center in Coral Springs, Florida. My main sensei (teacher) is a 6 th place Peruvian Olympic champion in Judo! One of my goals in life is to be the first Olympic gold medalist from America. No American has ever won an Olympic gold medal in Judo yet. I am a state champion in both Judo and BJJ, and a Pan-American champion in BJJ. Right now I’m trying to accomplish being a Judo Pan – American in Argentina and am set to compete on Thanksgiving day! One day you will see me on T.V. and magazines showing my life’s accomplishments and inspiring kids my age to do the same thing… to be the best you can be! Judo keeps me active, fit, and healthy. When I do Judo I leave everything on the mat, including my troubles and my hopes and dreams. Judo is fun and it’s almost like dancing. Judo also is a great way to test both your mind and physical strength to get the person off balanced and thrown on their back…IPPON! </li></ul>
What is Judo? Judo, the “gentle way” is a Martial Art from Japan. Judo consists of throwing, pinning, choking, and armlocks. The main source to win is to throw the person straight on their back. In a Judo tournament the judges say “ippon” which means you win by a perfect throw or pin. There are 2 competitors in each match that fight for Ippon or points. There are also 3 judges that gives you points and penalties during the fight. Judo was invented by Jigoro Kano. Kano got the idea from Jiu Jitsu but refined the techniques and rules that make up Judo. It’s purpose was made to defeat bigger and stronger opponents by using techniques to get the other person off balance. Back then, Samurai fought to the death. Today it is an Olympic sport that is widely known throughout the world. Judo is extremely popular in European and Latin American countries, but sadly only mildly popular in the United States
Judo Rules <ul><li>You need a federation approved gi to do Judo. Without an appropriate gi you cannot compete. A white and blue gi are required for competition. </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting is prohibited in Judo. Judo requires throws, pins, armbars, and chokes. Armbars and chokes are only allowed for certain age divisions. </li></ul><ul><li>A formal bow to your opponent before and after a match is required for good sportsmanship. </li></ul><ul><li>The judge will give you 1 penalty if you don’t attack or if you run out of bounds on purpose. (there are 3 penalties in all.) </li></ul><ul><li>Each competitor must weigh in on an official scale before competition. Each bracket is made based on age and kilograms. </li></ul><ul><li>Olympic hopefuls are blood tested monthly for banned substances like steroids or other enhancement drugs. </li></ul>Judo Seminar
Safety gear <ul><li>In Judo you need </li></ul><ul><li>A mat to get thrown on so you don’t get hurt. </li></ul><ul><li>A mouth piece to protect your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>A cup to protect your groin area. </li></ul><ul><li>No metal on rubber bands, bracelets, earrings, glasses, and necklaces. </li></ul><ul><li>No rips or tears on your gi. </li></ul><ul><li>A clean gi to prevent staph and impetigo. </li></ul><ul><li>You need short fingernails for your safety and your opponents safety. </li></ul>No Jewelry!
Skill related components <ul><li>In Judo all of the skill related components are utilized during a single match. The three main skills in Judo are agility, balance, and power. Agility in judo requires me to move quick with sharp angles and able to defend and attack my opponent quickly. Balance helps me not to fall while I attack or defend. If I fall on my back then it is a good chance that I lost the match by Ippon. The third skill related component for judo is to have power. Power = strength and speed combined. Without power I will not be able to attack fast and fully throw my opponent. </li></ul>
My Pics Judo is played by all sorts of people, age and weight. . My main BJJ sensei (left) UFC champion Rodrigo Nogueria (right) and my siblings. Me throwing my opponent for IPPON! Junior Olympic Gold medal USA Olympic silver medalist Sensei Kevin Asano Judo Olympian, Sensei Takata
LACROSSE <ul><li>I love lacrosse and I play it 2 days a week. When I play it I usually have 15 people that want to play with me including my cousins. </li></ul><ul><li>When we are done playing and whoever wins or loses it doesn't matter but we all still shake hands for defeat or win. </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly I win but I still lose once in a while. </li></ul><ul><li>The reason I like the sport is because you have to have the skill to play it or you are never going to win or at least make a shot in the net. </li></ul>
Lacrosse <ul><li>You would need to know how to shoot a ball in a net and pass it to team members without your enemies trying to steal the ball. In this game you have to have ten players. </li></ul>
Lacrosse <ul><li>I am going to now list 5 rules of lacrosse and they will be personal and technical rules. </li></ul><ul><li>1 . Slashing : When a person's crosse hit's the other person besides the crosse or glove. </li></ul><ul><li>2 . Tripping : When a player tries to make his opponent trip with the crosse, hands, arms, feet, or legs. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Holding : When a player intercepts his opponents path with his/her crosse. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Offsides : When there isn't 4 people on the defensive side and 3 people on the offensive side. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Pushing : When a player shoves or pushes the other player from behind. </li></ul>
Lacrosse <ul><li>One skill related component is to handle the ball so you don't drop it. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to handle the ball with the crosse but not with your hands. </li></ul>
Rock Climbing <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By: Alexander Harmon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Personal Experience <ul><li>I have been rock climbing several times before with my brother or dad. I’ve gotten pretty well coordinated and speedy and would make a good opponent. I love rock climbing because it give you that rush to be careful and it feels great when you get to the top or to your goal. </li></ul>
Rock Climbing Info <ul><li>The main goal of rock climbing is to reach a certain point on a cliff, mountain, or rock climbing wall. </li></ul><ul><li>There are usually no contest but there could be a race or to see who could reach the highest. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a fear of heights, this might not be your sport. </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS bring a friend or two to be there in case you get hurt. It’s a fun sport, but it is very dangerous. </li></ul>
Rock Climbing Rules There are no technical rules to rock climbing, so I’ll put some types of game rules for rock climbing*** <ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Each player can go at the same time or separately for the same time limit. </li></ul><ul><li>The first player to reach the top wins. </li></ul><ul><li>No hitting, blocking, or kicking will be tolerated. </li></ul><ul><li>Highest Point </li></ul><ul><li>Each player is competing to get as high as they can to beat their opponents. </li></ul><ul><li>The player that gets to the highest point is the winner. </li></ul><ul><li>No hitting, blocking, or kicking will be tolerated. </li></ul>
Equipment <ul><li>Indoor </li></ul><ul><li>Harness </li></ul><ul><li>Chalk Bag w/ Chalk </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing Shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Helmet </li></ul><ul><li>Latches </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate Cables </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor </li></ul><ul><li>All items used in Indoor Climbing </li></ul><ul><li>Catching Locks </li></ul><ul><li>Rope w/ Rope Bag </li></ul><ul><li>Various sizes of Nylon Cords </li></ul>
Skills Required <ul><li>Excellent Upper and Lower Body Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Reaction Time </li></ul><ul><li>Good Judging Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Great Coordination </li></ul>
Soccer and Me <ul><li>I think soccer is the best sport ever. </li></ul><ul><li>I play for a travel team and my school team. </li></ul><ul><li>I am the captain of my travel team. </li></ul><ul><li>I play defense for both of the teams. </li></ul><ul><li>I have played soccer since I was a baby and joined my first team when I was 4 years old. Ever since then I have loved soccer. </li></ul>
Soccer Info <ul><li>The point of soccer is to out score the other team. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this your team needs to score goals and not let the other team score goals. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 11 players on the field for each team. </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer has four basic positions that are broken into more positions . They are goalkeeper, defense, midfield and strikers or forwards. </li></ul>
Soccer Safety Gear <ul><li>Cleats that fit good. </li></ul><ul><li>Shin guards. </li></ul><ul><li>Non metal cleats. </li></ul>
Soccer Rules <ul><li>A yellow card is a caution. Two yellow cards equal a red card. A red card ejects you from that game and the next game. Yellow/red cards are given for fouls. </li></ul><ul><li>Each team may only have 11 players on the field. If a player gets ejected because of a red card he cannot be replaced, </li></ul><ul><li>Only the goalkeeper may use his hands in the goal box. </li></ul>
Soccer Rules <ul><li>To score a goal the ball must be 100% over the goal line. </li></ul><ul><li>You must wear shin guards to play. </li></ul>
Skills for Soccer <ul><li>To play soccer you will want to have good </li></ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Agility </li></ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Reaction time </li></ul>
Bragging rights I actually do not have any bragging rights considering I don’t play this sport. I do though, love to swim. I love this sport because it is interesting. It is artwork! I avidly look at articles, videos, and pictures of this sport online.
What is Synchronized swimming? Synchronized swimming is a sport that allows a player to express artwork through physical activity. It requires be able to swim and work with others really well. It is one of the most popular amateur sporting events.
Five rules of the sport (for team event) <ul><li>Eight swimmers on a team </li></ul><ul><li>2:50 is the time limit </li></ul><ul><li>One alternate swimmer </li></ul><ul><li>Perform a specific routine in order </li></ul><ul><li>Technical routine </li></ul>
Safety gear Safety gear for this sport includes swim suit and a nose plug.
Skill Related Components Skills you will need for this sport include being able to swim, flexibility, strength and endurance. Without these skills you may get hurt or may hurt someone else. It takes lots of training for this sport.
Table Tennis <ul><li>Table Tennis takes a lot of hand eye coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>Only a select amount of people can excel at the sport. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that I could be the best player in the sport of table tennis. </li></ul>
Table Tennis Rules <ul><li>In table tennis there can be either two players against each other or four against each other. </li></ul><ul><li>The points go by very fast so you have to have reflexes. </li></ul><ul><li>When you serve the ball must hit your side first then bounce on your opponents side. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use the two point ball once every game. </li></ul><ul><li>Every game is played up to 11. </li></ul><ul><li>You must serve when the other player is ready. </li></ul><ul><li>If the serve touches the net and goes in it is a let and the point will not be counted. </li></ul>
To play Table Tennis effectively you must have hand-eye coordination and good reflexes. Skills
My Achievements in Volleyball and Why I like it. <ul><li>When I used to play at my school my team won a lot of the games, but now I just play for fun with my friends. Volleyball is a really fun and exciting sport because you don’t need a lot of people or equipment, and the rules are fairly simple. </li></ul>
What is Volleyball? <ul><li>Volleyball is a team sport with two teams of four to six players divided by a net. The main objective of the game is to score points by grounding the ball on the other team’s court. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Like I said before the rules are reasonably simple, these are the main ones </li></ul><ul><li>- Server must serve from behind the restraining line, and they can either do an overhand or an underhand serve. </li></ul><ul><li>- The ball can only be hit 3 times on your side. </li></ul><ul><li>- The same person can not hit it twice in a row. </li></ul><ul><li>- Once you get 25 points you switch courts </li></ul><ul><li>- Team who wins the best out of 3 matches wins the game </li></ul><ul><li>- Captains come from each team. With the ref, they flip a coin. Whoever calls it gets to choose for either the side of the net they want or if they want the serve. </li></ul><ul><li>- It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a players body </li></ul><ul><li>- It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball </li></ul>
Equipment/Safety Gear <ul><li>All you need to play Volleyball is: </li></ul><ul><li>- A volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>- A net </li></ul><ul><li>- 4- 6 players </li></ul><ul><li>- An area to play </li></ul><ul><li>- knee pads, elbow pads, shinguards </li></ul><ul><li>- Comfortable clothes + Shoes </li></ul>
Skill Related Components that are used in Volleyball <ul><li>In Volleyball there are 6 skill related components of fitness that are used. </li></ul><ul><li>- Power </li></ul><ul><li>- Speed </li></ul><ul><li>- Balance </li></ul><ul><li>- Agility </li></ul><ul><li>- Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>- Reaction Time </li></ul>