Illalong News

  • 8th June, 2017

APS Volleyball Results Round 7

Boys Volleyball Round 7

Team ABPC EMM Most Valuable Player In the Spirit
ABPC Junior A 3 1 Mason Teasdale Max Stokes
ABPC Junior B 1 2 Hayden Robb Cooper Boxer
ABPC Int A 0 3 Declan Fitzgerald Patrick Hall
ABPC Open A 2 0 Geordie Pearson Chaoxi Li
ABPC Open B 0 2 Joseph Moxey Thomas Allison
ABPC Open C vs SSC 2 1 Jesse Simpson Jack Hadley
ABPC Open D vs CAC 2 1 Benjamin Swanson Alexander Frieberg

Girls Volleyball Round 7

Team ABPC EMM Most Valuable Player In the Spirit
ABPC Junior A 1 2 Bita Shahidzadeh Mahani Sophia Chen
ABPC Junior B 0 3 Ruby Storey Caroline Zhang
ABPC Int A 0 3 Sofie Cripps Gabriella Loftus
ABPC Int B 1 2 Grace Mitchell Alena Parkes
ABPC Open A 0 3 Jordi Dysart Somer El-Ghobashy
ABPC Open B 1 2 Jessica Borten Ezza Khan
ABPC Open C vs ASAS 0 2 Vidhi Jain Alexandra Ellison

Junior School Volleyball and Newcombe Ball

This year has seen a fantastic surge in the number of students choosing to play Volleyball for Junior School APS Sports. In addition to Ms Caitlin Sterry and Mrs Pam Willoughby, we have welcomed past student, Mikayla Hernandez to our coaching team. We are also very fortunate to have the regular support of Geordie Pearson, Jayde Hartfiel, Andre Martin, Theresa Wang and Leishia Liu from the Senior Volleyball teams this year.

The Year 4 students learn the rules and some strategies of the game by playing Newcombe Ball, which involves learning how to serve a volleyball and then catching and throwing the ball over the net. Our Year 4 students have embraced the game with enthusiasm and have been learning to serve correctly and work as a team. They have won many of their games against other schools.

The students in Year 5 have been working with enthusiasm to develop their volleyball skills, learning to dig and set the ball. They play a simplified version of volleyball, which slows the game down and allows them the time to position themselves and correctly use and practise these developing skills. We have had great success with our Year 5 Mixed A Team.

By Year 6, students are playing volleyball, with the only adjustment to the rules being that they can catch the ball off a serve. The speed of the game increases, and the students need to work together to dig, set and spike the ball over the net. The Year 6 students have been very committed to training and the interschool games. Both teams have had many successful challenges throughout this season.

We have been very impressed with the level of commitment from the students and their dedication to learning and practising these new and developing skills throughout the season. With just one week to go, we commend our Junior School Volleyballers and look forward to their return next year!

Ms Caitlin Sterry & Ms Pam Willoughby

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