Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aussie rules/kiwi kick

“OUCH!!!!!” I found out that you have to have a pretty stiff and hard hand to hit an AFL ball. My hand was as red as anything, ready to burst with blood. But AMAZINGLY the pain was worth it. Us and room 9 were in the hall learning how to play Aussie rule or (kiwi kick). You probably don’t know what this is, so I’ll run you through the basics.

Aussie rules is a sport that is played similar to the game of rugby. So here are three basic rules. Rule number one, When you pass the ball in AFL you have got to hold it in on hand and then hit it. If not you will be penalised. Number two, You can only run a limited space of 15 metres before you have to bounce the ball. And last but not least rule number three. There are three posts, to score a goal you have to kick the ball. You can kick the ball in the Air and along the ground. If you kick the ball between the middle post you will score six points and if between the side ones, one point.

This technique is called hand ball next week or it stops raining we will go out side and learn how to drop put the ball it also is another unique skill that might only be used in this game. But what made the game a even better experience was that we where playing with students from room 9. In the end we had a quick group challenge we had to pass the ball to everyone in our group and every time someone caught it that was counted as one point the most points someone got for just 2 people was 72.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Statistics Probabillity!!!

In the past three weeks of this new term we have been studying how to predict what the possibilities of summing it up. In this picture I have and example of this. ENJOY!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New All Blacks stats!

Two of the best new All Blacks talents. 23 year old Jarrad Hoeata from the Chiefs and other 23 year old Colin Slade from also the Highlanders!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fitness test!!!

"HUFF.....A.....PUFF" The hard worked boys groaned as we approached level six of our intense beep test. I had high aspirations to beat my all time record of level 16 stage 7. But that probably wasn't going to happen. My legs were pushed to their BREAKING POINT as we reached the sixth stage. I felt like giving up as the time got narrow and more faster to try and complete. " YAH!" I thought as I reached the seventh stage. I honestly felt like giving up. I thought of a saying..."NO PAIN, NO GAIN". Sadly in the end I just had to give in. My finishing position, level seven stage two.

For me to get better at our next beep test at the end of the term I need to get more involved at my rugby league trainings and start testing myself to do harder things.