What are Sport Teams like?

Which sport team or club are you involve in?

  • Eemaan Katpar: I am involved in Track and Field.
  • Ted Weng: I am in the Badminton team and our season just started.
  • Viviana Perez:  Volleyball
  • Sandra Shinin: I joined Bowling, Table Tennis  (Ping Pong), Badminton.

What is the schedule for practice like?

  • Eemaan Katpar: Practice is generally every day, from 4:15 to 6pm.
  • Ted Weng: Practice everyday in weekdays, from 3:45 to 5:30.
  • Viviana Perez: From Monday through Saturday but we get at least one day off every week.
  • Sandra Shinin: Everyday after school starts either at 4 or 4:30 and it ends at 6.

How do you feel about your club or sport team?

  • Eemaan Katpar: Practice is intense! We start off with 10 minutes of non-stop running/jogging, do stretches, and afterwards we do exercises that’ll improve our abilities to run or we do timed laps/races. Practice is really vital because when we go to Track meets, it really prepares us to do our best and know what to expect!
  • Ted Weng: Badminton is all about working hard, you don’t have to be like a beast like basketball.
  • Viviana Perez: The girls’ volleyball team is one that I can rely on for anything because it’s like a big family.
  • Sandra Shinin: It’s amazing, you learn so much not only how to bowl or play ping pong or badminton but actual life lessons. You learn how to listen better both to your coach and to you team members. One of the life lessons I learned is from my table tennis coach Mr Ku (Yes our guidance counselor) is that it’s better to lose $1 and gain $100 than to lose $100 and gain $1. At first  I thought he was telling our team common sense stuff like you would prefer to gain $100 dollars than $1. But it goes beyond that. Its deeper. This applies to most situations in real life, with your friends, teachers and families.

Why did you join that club or sport team?

  • Eemaan Katpar: I’ve always liked running.
  • Ted Weng: You are actually playing with the pros and it helps building your mentality.
  • Viviana Perez: To improve on my volleyball skills. Also, I felt the need to be part of something.
  • Sandra Shinin: I joined because I wanted to do something after school productive and because my dad bought me a ping pong table. For bowling I joined because when I went bowling for the first time with my family I had so much fun. For badminton I joined because it’s a fun sport which we practice in gym.  

Should others join? Why or why not?

  • Eemaan Katpar: Others should definitely join the Track team or any other sports team that they’re interested in. Besides the fact that being committed to a sport looks great on college applications, playing a sport can really change your life for the better.
  • Viviana Perez: The coach likes to train them when they are young. He feels that if you start when you are young than later on you will be in good shape for any games.
  • Sandra Shinin: Definitely, I would totally recommend more people to join. Even if they haven’t played it like you know for years. Because practice makes perfect.

What does your practice look like?

  • Eemaan Kaptar: Practice is intense! We start off with 10 minutes of non-stop running/jogging, do stretches, and afterwards we do exercises that’ll improve our abilities to run or we do timed laps/races. Practice is really vital because when we go to Track meets, it really prepares us to do our best and know what to expect!
  • Ted Weng: You need to be really focused on your every shot and of course, you need to get really aggressive just like other sports.
  • Viviana Perez: Our practices consists of exercise, pass and play small games. These small games are from 2 vs 2 or 3 vs 3 that then lead onto a real game of 6 vs 6.
  • Sandra Shinin:img_2156

1. Bowling: Everyday we meet at 3:45 and then we play 2 games. In practice the coach tells us things to improve on and how.

2. Table Tennis/Ping Pong: Everyday we meet at 4:00 and then we play till 6. In practice the coach tells us things to improve on and how. We do games to challenge each other and we do different scenarios.

3. Badminton: Everyday we meet at 4:00 and then we play till 6. In practice the coach tells us things to improve on and how. We do games to challenge each other and we do different scenarios.  We also run around and do sit ups and planks, maybe some suicides too.

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