Friday, July 25, 2014

Jump Shot Journal Activity

Jump shot by Norman Bilbrough

Profile – The Coach – Kenny McFadden
In your own words give a one sentence answer to each of the following questions.
1. How did Kenny McFadden get into sport when he was young? When Kenny Mcfadden was young his dad coached gridiron but his dad wanted him to play any sport so he started to play gridiron, basketball and baseball.
2. When did he start the Hoop Club?
The Hoop Club started in 1996 before Kenny came to New Zealand.
3. Is basketball a challenging sport?
Yes because you have to run all the time and you need to breathe properly. And basketball also teaches you to use your hands and eyes at the same time.
4. What is Kenny’s favourite food?
Kenny’s favourite foods for breakfast is Hamburgers and Weet Bix.
5. What advice does Kenny have for kids just starting out at basketball?
Always and Must listen to your coach, use time dribbling, passing and how to do shooting skills. Must eat your vegetables.
6. Where was Kenny McFadden born?
Kenny Mcfadden was born in United States.

Profile – The Player – ApitiTiHei Maihi
1. In the story, how old and how tall is ApitiTiHei?
He is 1.8 metres tall and he was always the tallest in his classroom.
2. What is his favourite food?
Apititihei loved to eat junk food but he was only aloud to eat takeaways once a week.
3. What does he like best at school, other than playing basketball?
Likes to do his homework at home and cleans up his bedroom and likes to do art at school.
4. How would you describe ApitiTiHei Maihi ? Give reasons for your answer.
ApitiTiHei Maihi likes to play basketball with his mates (friends). He is also a young and fit basketball player.

Referring to the text what are the common Basketball Injuries
1. Broken Ankles are easy to roll and twisted.
2. Finkers can be broken or be dislocated.
3. Knees could swell.
4. Some basketball players wear goggles to ignore fingers hitting their eyes.
Present to Past Tense:  Make the following text past tense by changing the underlined words.

The first game started with a tip-off between ApitiTiHei and Te Amo, the tallest player in the girl’s team.  The boys got possession and moved the ball quickly up the court.
There were two missed shots before ApitiTiHei did a terrific right-handed lay-up and scored the first goal.

What are two skills players learn at Hoop Club?
1. Dribbling
2. Jump Shot
What is dribbling? Why do all players need to practise it?
Because dribbling is part of the game and it is a good technique so that they have control of the ball.
Who won the first game between  the boys and the girls?
The boys won from 25 points to 7 for the girls.
What was the reason that this team won?
The boys talked with their coach or assistant during the break and trying to work together by looking for ways to improve their game.
Coach Kenny McFadden gives advice to his players; write this advice down in a list form.
1. Listen to your coach.
2. Put in time dribbling
3. Passing
4. Shooting Skills
5. Eat Vegetables
What do you think the word ‘substitute’ means?
It means when a player is injured that player comes to rest and the reserved or sub players goes to play. Like replacing them.
What is one girls reaction when she finds out that Apiti is playing? Why do you think she has this reaction?
Te Amo is groaning because Apiti is a very good player and she doesn’t want to lose.
How would Apiti have felt when he scored his first shot?
I think that Apiti would of felt very happy scoring the first goal for his team.
What sorts of things would the assistant coach have said during the break between the games? The assistant has a little pep talk about looking for ways to improve in their games.

Why do you think Apiti does not tell anyone about his aims?
So that they won’t take advantage of him using his aiming moves.
“Shoot for the moon, because if you miss you’ll be amongst the stars “
What do you think this quote means?
I think it means aiming for the little square on near the basketball hoop pretending it is the moon.
Create a basketball team of 10 players only.
Your basketball team needs to consist of 10 famous players with different strengths.
1. Paul George
2. LeBron James
3. Kevin Durant
4. Stephen Curry
5. Milwaukee Bucks
6. Dallas Mavericks
7. Kobe Bryant
8. Amar’e Stoudemire
9. Sahara Ray
10. Ivan Rabb

You need to justify and state why you have chosen these specific players for your team.
Because these players are very talented at basketball and they have skills, courage, support and they work as a team.
You need to state your teams strengths.
Defending,Striking,Good Shooting Skills, Stepping, Dodging and Dribbling.
Lastly you need to come up with an original name for your team

Silver Loonatics

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