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COACH21 - THE 7TH + 8TH EPISODE


MONDAY MOTIVATOR

20/11/23

A daily blog by a coach for the coach

 

AM:

Monday morning workout!


It was another day, another breakfast club session visiting the lovely staff and pupils of St Mary’s, as much as this session is about the children being ready for the school day ahead, this session each morning is such a fulfilling thing for me to do personally, knowing that the children enjoy seeing me first thing everyday is something that never fails to fill me with immense pride!


Today, the focus of our breakfast club session was working on our movement and our communication. We played a game of 'Tower Rush' cones were placed in a circle with each child stood behind a cone with a person in the middle. The people on the outside must swap places with someone else around the circle without being tug by the person in the middle. The group managed to grasp the concept really quickly and seemed to really enjoy the idea of being quite sneaky and not getting tug.


WELL DONE GUYS!

 

PM:

Afternoon Awesomeness


Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, we travel to visit the wonderful staff and children of Bursar Primary School which never fails to disappoint!


This term we are delivering 3 different PE sessions to the pupils of Bursar: Ball Games, Interpretive Dance: Jazz and Circuits, for Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 respectively.


For me personally Ball Games and Circuits are something that aren't alien to me personally as a coach and/or PE Teacher. But Jazz themed dance is a new one for me but I'm determined to have learnt a great deal (from teaching these sessions) and from the children, that have dance backgrounds, by the end of the term.


But before each session we deliver a lunch time club for the children that consists of a different sports activity most days, so today for example I set up the same game I played with the children of St. Mary's, the children seemed to grasp it just as quick and again loved being quite sly and quiet around some of their friends. We then progressed the game into, if you were tug then you are the ones in the middle, instead of the person in the middle gets a point for getting someone.


Today's afternoon PE lesson was Ball Games with Years 1 and 2 which was an enjoyable one for me personally because there is a lot of freedom with regards to the ball games topic...


In today's lesson we started off with a lesson by trying to get the ball moving within a group as fast as we possibly could, we started really well and with great enthusiasm to get the ball moving all over the place, really quickly!

We then moved into a game of colour co-ordination. A circle was made up of red and blue cones and the colour cones that you stand behind represents the colour ball to catch. They managed to stay concentrated and while me and the Teaching Assistant tried to catch all of the children out and they showed excellent concentration.


The behaviour of all of the groups on Monday afternoon was exceptional and the activities were completed to a good standard and with really good flow, also was surrounded by a great atmosphere by all of the children.


DAILY AFFIRMATION:

(Each post will end with a daily affirmation, whether it be an inspirational quote or a coaching tip either from myself or one that i have received in the past)


"Progression is important if you want to maximize the knowledge of the group"


A BIT OF ADVICE FROM FROM ME TO ANY BUDDING COACHES OUT THERE!


 


WEDNESDAY WORKOUT

22/11/23

A daily blog by a coach for the coach


 

AM:

Making Wednesday an active one!


It was another day, another breakfast club session visiting the lovely staff and pupils of St Mary’s, as much as this session is about the children being ready for the school day ahead, this session each morning is such a fulfilling thing for me to do personally, knowing that the children enjoy seeing me first thing everyday is something that never fails to fill me with immense pride!


Today, the idea for our breakfast club was to see if as group the children can work independently to achieve something. We did this by playing a game king-ball, and the rule was that you are never allowed 2 balls in your hand at once, and it was everyone against each other.


The children did themselves proud and played the game to a good standard and showed me that they can play a game sensibly without any disagreement and they are all wanting to have some fun !


 

PM:

Afternoon boogie


Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon, we travel to visit the wonderful staff and children of Bursar Primary School which never fails to disappoint!


This term we are delivering 3 different PE sessions to the pupils of Bursar: Ball Games, Dance: Jazz and Circuits, for Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 respectively.


For me personally Ball Games and Circuits are something that aren't alien to me personally as a coach and/or PE Teacher. But Jazz themed dance is a new one for me but I'm determined to have learnt a great deal (from teaching these sessions) and from the children that might have dance backgrounds by the end of the term.


But before each session we deliver a lunch time club for the children that consists of a different sports activity most days, so today for example we delivered a game of 'head or catch'. The idea of the game is to do the opposite of what is said by me. If you are told to catch, header it back. If you are told to head it, catch it and throw it back.

The children stood in a circle and each of them would get plenty of goes each and they were in very good spirits when getting it a bit mixed up, because it is a game where you need to a lot of thinking really quickly!


Today's afternoon PE lesson was Jazz dance (hence the title of this afternoons session). I was looking forward to this session.


The lesson began with a group recap for the first 5-10 minutes. I wanted to know if there was aspects of the last 2 lessons session that the children remembered and not to my surprise, there was plenty. All of the questions i asked them were answered with a degree of knowledge and when a child needed help with an answer. The group weren't shy to help out, which was refreshing to see.


We then had a go at practicing the three movements the learnt over the last two weeks and it was also another excuse to listen to more Jazz music.


The idea of recapping these movements was to make the steps a little more advanced and provide more of a Jazz orientated element to the steps we have already learnt. We broke each step into two and decided to focus on the 'heel and toe' steps. When completed properly, the motion would love a lot more "Jazzy" shall we say!


After initial misunderstanding, with extra added support for some members of the groups, the task was understood and largely completed. For the ones that didn't quite grasp it in time, there will be time in next weeks lesson to re-cap what we have done this week.


The next daily update will feature Friday of the same week, in which we are in the same two schools but the lessons are slightly different, stay tuned as this will go live at either some point over the weekend or Monday morning(27/11/23)



DAILY AFFIRMATION:

(Each post will end with a daily affirmation, whether it be an inspirational quote or a coaching tip either from myself or one that i have received in the past)


It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape

KERRI WALSH JENNINGS

(American volleyball player)





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