Director of Sport | Mr Damian Wright
FINISHING OFF THE SEASON
This weekend is the completion of Round 6, our traditional ‘BYE’ weekend where Rugby will play Downlands College from Toowoomba and Basketball will have break. For the remaining one third of the season – Rounds 7, 8 and 9, it is important to maintain focus and finish off the respective seasons well. Certainly, for both First teams, the boys are committed to trying to win three from three to secure a top line position on the table.
Motivation to be the best you can be and produce top performances means committing to training and game day. An away fixture to BGS is almost a home game for Terrace, and then home games to TGS and BBC ensure a good finish to the year.
Stay focused, train well – finish off your season as strong as you started.
As we near the completion of Term 3 Activities of Rugby and Basketball, it is time to turn our attention to the commencement and planning of Term 4 and Term 1 2018, and considering Football – Term 2 2018.
Track and Field is the number one, primary focus of the Term 4 sporting program. It is the ‘in season’ activity, and as such all planning for other activities falls secondary in their consideration. Track and Field will host training days in the first week of the September Holiday period and will offer a camp for the boys involved in the second week at the Currimundi Sport and Recreation Centre.
Term 4 Volleyball, Cricket and Rowing will have a modified start to their pre-seasons to allow Track and Field an uninterrupted path to the GPS Championships in late October.
Should any clash of training, or fatigue be occurring due to training overload from other activities, then all other activities should be censored to ensure Track and Field is the priority.
PLANNING AND TRAINING TIMES
Understanding how training days operate allows for a better coordinated approach to sport and to juggling time demands.
In Term 1 Cricket, Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 will train a Monday/Wednesday rotation. Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 will train a Tuesday/Thursday rotation. This then allows the pre-season of Football and Tennis to dovetail into the reverse planning of training days to circumvent clashes.
- Years 5, 6, 7 and 8: Tuesday/Thursday
- Years 10, 11 and 12: Monday/Wednesday
Boys can train 4 afternoons a week for Cricket and Football respectively if they wish, or select a modified schedule.
This works for Cricket/Football/Tennis in Term 1 but not for Swimming, Rowing and Volleyball due to greater external constraints. Cross Country pre-season will be mornings only, Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
The rotational training schedule will apply to Football and Rugby in Term 2 also.