Year 5 working with Coach Calvin

On Friday, Year 5 had our first visit from Coach Calvin of the Newcastle Eagles.

We started by playing a listening and reflex game. We had to clap at the same time as Calvin. If we did not clap, or clap when he did not, we were out. Our winners were Daniel, Peter and Jenni. He taught us a very important lesson for this game: “Be quick, but don’t hurry!” Meaning do a task quickly but if we hurry, we will make mistakes. This was important in our next drills.

We learned there are 2 types of passes – chest and bounce – and how to jump stop and pivot our feet. We completed races and teams were awarded points for winning, but not always. In our last race, the winners were a team who took their time and their form was neat.

We look forward to our visit from the Newcastle Eagles players next week!

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