Last Saturday, all 18 teams suited up for Round 5 of Junior TAS Football and Basketball. The Year 6 teams had a well-earned bye after the Canberra Tour, so in Round 5 they were fresh and ready for a big morning of sport. These teams certainly delivered with some crushing victories to our oldest students in the Junior School. Overall, OC had one its best round of the term, notching up 12 wins and only 6 losses.
Six of the nine Junior TAS Football teams played at home over the weekend and the skill level from some of our budding Socceroos and Matildas was outstanding. Seven wins from nine matches was an excellent day out for our Redbacks. The skill level on show from the Junior Open Boys was something to behold. Goals scored from halfway, headers being placed into the top corners and one-touch passing were features of the 14 – 2 win over St John’s. Another clean-sweep to our Year 4 teams was pleasing, as the future certainly looks bright in the round-ball game.
Junior TAS Basketball had a much improved round compared with the start of the season. Five wins from nine matches is a great result, but it didn’t quite tell the story of improved tactical passing, the newfound ability to hit lay-ups on the run or improvements made in defensive reads. It was great to watch four teams play on the Junior School courts and the highlight of the round was certainly a first up win to the Year 4 Boys. They have been very close in the first four rounds and brought up their first “W” of the season in emphatic style, 48 – 2.
In 2015 the Team of the Week concept was created to recognise students who display admirable qualities whilst representing Ormiston College. Each round there will be a Team of the Week named from our Saturday fixtures. Players can be nominated based on five different criteria which align with the ethos of Junior TAS Sport which has a focus on skill development, participation and enjoyment. These criteria include:
Sportsmanship: Shows great sportsmanship towards their opposition, teammates, coaches and referees.
Teamwork: Strives to include every member of the team. This could be through good gameplay, communication or just showing encouragement.
Redback Spirit: Tries their hardest to do their very best right throughout the game. May not score the most points or goals, but is giving their very best for the team.
Outstanding Skill: Shows great skill and ability throughout the game.
Improvement: Always listens to their coach and is therefore showing great improvement week to week.
The coaches from each team will nominate two players to be put forward for Team of the Week. One of these nominations will be included in either the Basketball Team of the Week or the Football Team of the Week. All nominations will be added up to go towards the Team of the Term which will named and recognised at the end of Term 3.
Only two rounds remain until the end of the season. Good luck to all teams as they look to finish on a high!
Junior TAS Athletics training has been a huge success this term. Only a few weeks remain until the major event of Term 3 – the Junior TAS Athletics Carnival. After Week 7, only students who are selected in the Junior TAS Athletics Team will be able to train. It is an expectation of being selected in the team that students attend the final two weeks of training in Weeks 8 and 9.
Tuesday @ 7:15am – Shot Put & Long Jump
Wednesday @ 7:15am – 100m, 200m & 800m
Thursday @ 7:15am – 100m, 200m, 800m, Discus & High Jump
The Junior TAS Athletics Carnival is on Friday 8 September. The team will be finalised by the end of this week and students will be notified of selection on Monday of Week 8.
Episode 25 of RedbackTV is available for your viewing pleasure. It features a special presentation of the Prep – Year 2 Athletics Carnival, along with all of your news, results and previews from Junior TAS and TAS Sport.