Primary Badminton Sign-up and Athletics Try-outs

Posted by Sam on November 19, 2018
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Badminton (Grade 2-5):

With great interest shown in Badminton last year and with our new Sport Hall opening in January we will look to start coaching for selected students in January. We will be looking to run try-outs over the next couple of weeks before having weekly training starting in Term 2 ran by Coach Art.

Please note if your child is interested in trying out for the team, they can sign-up at the AISAA Board under the pool (opposite the old SEA office) or additionally you can drop an email to myself (sam@edu.kis.ac.th) to sign your child up. Sign-up will close this Friday (23rd November). The try-out for Badminton will be split into two groups with G3-U will take place next week on Wednesday (28th November) and Friday (30th November). G5-U will be the following week on Thursday (6th December) and Friday (7th December). Both teams will be confirmed by 10th December.

If selected for the team, training will start in January with G5-U on every Wednesday during lunch and G3-U every Friday during lunch. G5-U training will run until their AISAA Tournament which is schedule for May 2nd 2019. G3-U there is no AISAA tournament but we will schedule a friendly Badminton event with Concordian on a Saturday, similar to last year. Further details about G3-U event will be shared at a later date.

Athletics (Grade 3-5):

Over the last 3 weeks Mr Ben has been going through the different events for Primary Athletics in his PE class and will be starting trials this week and next during lunch. These trials will be on Tuesday and Thursday (20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th) and if your child is interested, they should met Mr Ben at the Football Field by 11:35am. There is NO SIGN-UP, it is the responsibility of your child to remember to go themselves.

Primary Athletics will take place on Friday 7th December and will be hosted at Berkeley. Once the trials are complete, we will send an SMS with a link to those students selected. There will be further details in the link about the event.

 

 

U11 Mixed and U13 Mixed Basketball Friendlies with Baller Academy

Posted by Sam on November 18, 2018
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Dear Parents,

Please be informed that KIS will be hosting Baller Academy for U11 Mixed and U13 Mixed Basketball friendlies on Saturday 24th November. The U11s game will start at 9am and the U13s will start at 10am. The following Students have been selected to play:

U11 Mixed (9am) U13 Mixed (10am)
  • Grade 4: Paan, Pann, Phip
  • Grade 5: Aimee, Alex, Good, Jane, Joanne, Loann, Namo, Natalie, Olivia, Poon, Proud R., Taipan
  • Grade 6: Grace, Jean, June, Or, Poon, Prin, Sea, Taewon
  • Grade 7: Albert, Dean, Dominic, Nina, Pann, Simon

If your child is unable to attend, please inform me (sam@edu.kis.ac.th).

Please ensure your child brings the correct shoes and KIS Basketball uniform on the day. Additionally, please ensure your child arrives 20 minutes before the start of the game to warm-up.

Eating Before Competition

Posted by rattapon.bo on November 16, 2018
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Grains and fruits

The first and most important thing to remember in designing a pre-event meal is to stick with foods that your body is familiar with. The day of the big game is no time to start experimenting with new meals – always try new things during training first!

Some of the most important reasons for eating well before an event are to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and it’s symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, muscle weakness, blurred vision, indecisiveness; to settle the stomach by absorbing gastric juices and preventing the distraction of hunger; to top off your muscle glycogen stores for maximal energy, and to give the peace of mind that comes with knowing your body is well fueled. (Clark, p. 167)

Some guidelines for choosing your pre-event meal are:

  • Eat adequate high carbohydrate meals every day to keep glycogen stores full and make the most of your training sessions.
  • Allow at least 3-4 hours digestion time for a large meal, 2-3 hours for a smaller meal, 1-2 for blended or liquid meals, less than 1 hour for a small snack. If you are participating in very intense exercise, you may want to allow a little extra time.
  • If you eat less than 1 hr before the event, be sure to snack on any “tried and true” low fat, high carbohydrate snack.
  • Go easy on high sugar or high Glycemic index foods to avoid a “sugar crash” that can occur when your blood sugar rapidly rises and then falls again.
  • Drink extra water the day before, have 2-3 glasses before bed and 1-3 glasses 5-10 minutes before the event and remember to re-hydrate after the event! You should replace every pound of weight lost with at least 2 cups of water, or 3 cups if you have another event on the same day. Sports drinks are recommended for events lasting longer than one hour to replenish electrolytes lost through sweating and give your muscles the carbohydrates they need to keep working hard.

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Specific suggestions for eating before events from Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook:

  • 8am. event: Eat a high carbohydrate dinner and drink extra water the night before, at 6-6:30am. eat a 200-400 calorie meal (yogurt, banana) and have more water.
  • 10am. event: Eat a high carbohydrate dinner, extra water, have a familiar breakfast by 7am. to prevent fatigue.
  • 2pm. event: Eat a high carbohydrate breakfast and a light lunch or combine them into a big brunch eaten by 10am. Be sure to have a high carbohydrate dinner the night before, drink extra water day before and up to noon on the event day.
  • 8pm. event Eat a big high carbohydrate breakfast and lunch, have dinner by 5pm. or a lighter meal by 6-7pm., drink extra fluids all day.
  • All day event: Two days before the event, cut back exercise to rest the body, rest completely the day before, eat a high carbohydrate breakfast, lunch, and dinner the day before and drink extra fluids, eat a breakfast you can tolerate on the day of the event, snack every 1.5 to 2 hours on carbohydrates during the day if possible, eat lunch if you can, drink fluids before you feel thirsty.

Resources:

  • Clark, N. (1997). Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook(2nd edition). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics (editor and publisher).
  • Duyff, R.L. (1998). The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food & Nutrition Guide. Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed Publishing.
  • Williams, M.H. (1999). Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport(5th edition). USA: McGraw – Hill.

ISB Swimfest 2018

Posted by Sam on November 13, 2018
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Swimfest

Last weekend the KIS Swim team sent a squad specific team to ISB Swimfest, one of the biggest International School swimming event in Thailand with over 1,100 swimmers from AISAA, BISAC, TISAC and other Swim academies attending. At the competition, there was over 100 swimmers competing in each event for the younger age groups and over 60 in the older age groups. Points could only be gained by swimmers for placing in the top 12 (1st – 16 points, 2nd – 13 points, 3rd – 12 points, and so on).

While KIS was not looking to compete directly with the much larger swim academies, we do set our own personal team goals as well as all swimmers trying to beat their PBs times (Personal Best).  KIS was able to pick up one medal during the competition as Bujji G3 picked up Silver in the 8&Under Girls 25m Breaststroke. KIS has only ever picked up 2 medals in the previous years. Additionally over 70% of the events swam, KIS students set new PBs and this lead to 26 new School records being set!

This was KIS’s 4th year attending the event and each year our points and place have gotten better with this year being no exception as KIS:

  • Finished 10th out of 24
    • 2017: 14th out of 22
    • 2016: 17th out of 21
    • 2015: 17th out of 19
  • We scored a total of 161 points
    • 2017: 131
    • 2016: 64.5
    • 2015: 21

If any of you see any of the swimmers who attend, please feel to give them a big Wolves congratulations! GO WOLVES!!!

ISB Swimfest parents, final results and times of your child’s events have been posted below KIS Swim Teams Master List (under “KIS Coaching Teams”). You may click HERE to be taken directly to the page, please use the password shared in the SMS.

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Season 1 training complete and Details on AISAA Athletics

Posted by Sam on November 09, 2018
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Dear Parents,

Please note that all Season 1 Sports, with the exception of Varsity Boys Football, have had their final training session for Term 1 this week. There will be NO TRAINING for any teams apart from Varsity Boys and Secondary Athletics. While Season 2 has started already, for Secondary all Season 2 training will start in January. Please see below for a reminder of the Season 2 Training schedule. We will remind you of this again in January before the start of Term 2.

Season 2 Training Schedule

 

AISAA Secondary Athletics

Please kindly be informed that the 2nd Annual AISAA Secondary Athletics event will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at Mahidol University (Salaya). Mr Mark, Mr. Xavier and myself would like to invite your child to sign-up for the events of their choosing as a part of our trial process. The Sign-up sheet will be via GoogleSheets (CLICK HERE) from November 9th to November 12th. Your child may sign up for a MAXIMUM of 3 individual events and 1 relay, whereby their individual event can be either 2 track and 1 field OR 2 field and 1 track. Please note that sign-up for each event will be limited to 4-5 students per age groups and gender due to equipment and time; as well as safety concerns. Please see the list of Track events and Field events below:

TRACK EVENTS

FIELD EVENTS

100m

Long Jump

200m

Triple Jump

400m

High Jump

800m*

Shot Put

1500m*

Discus

Javelin

*Please note your child may not enter both the 800m and 1500m events and may only pick one of the two.

Trial Process:

The first day we will go through with the students the basic technique behind the event they signed up for and the second day of that event we will continue practice before looking to make Final Selections on Saturday 24th November in the Afternoon. We will confirm the time via SMS on Friday 16th but we expect it to be 1pm-3pm. We will be traveling to Ramkhamhaeng University Stadium to allow students to get a feel for a real track and will be making our final selection on this day. Your child MUST attend on this Saturday. KIS is only allowed to enter one student per event (per age group, per gender). The final week (week 3) selected students will continue to train and look to improve their technique ahead of the main event.

Training days:

Please see below the training days for the different events.

Athletics Schedule

Once final selections have been made, we will send out the event list and the events that students will be competing in on Sunday 25th November. We will also include further information about our departure time, arrival back to school and any addition information. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via my email at sam@edu.kis.ac.th.

Please note we have shared this post with your child through their KIS email.

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Harrow Cup 2018

Posted by Sam on November 06, 2018
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KIS has successfully enter our U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U13 Boys, U13 Girls and U15 Girls team into the Harrow Cup. For Parents who are new, Harrow Cup is a Football Tournament with schools from AISAA, BISAC, TISAC as well as Football Academies from Bangkok. It is a great competition for our students to gain valuable experience as they get to face a variety of difference styles of football. The Tournament is split into two with the Girls side of the Tournament happening in the morning (8am-12:30pm) and the Boys in the Afternoon (12pm-4pm). Please see the current draft schedule for Boys (Harrow Cup Boys Schedule) and Girls (Harrow Cup Girls Schedule).

Please see selected students for each team below.  We will be providing a Bus from KIS to Harrow (students only) with the Girls departing at 6:30am and returning by 1:30pm and the Boys departing at 11:30am and returning by 6pm. If selected we need you to confirm your child is able to attend and if they will be taking the bus with us from KIS by either:

  1.  filling out the following GoogleSheet (click here) BUT please note you MUST be signed into your child’s KIS EDU account on Google to fill in the document.
  2. or emailing me at sam@edu.kis.ac.th. Please email me “Yes/No my child ____ Grade __ will be coming to Harrow Cup and they will/won’t be taking the Bus to Harrow”
U11 Boys U11 Girls
  • Grade 4: Gun, Kenji, Oscar, Paan, Pann, Phip
  • Grade 5: Alex, IP, Loann, Luc, Poon, Taipan
  • Grade 4: Bea, Cali, Chloe, Kana, Mikli, Miu Miu, Praew
  • Grade 5: Good, Jane, Olivia, Proud R.
U13 Boys U13 Girls
  • Grade 6: Krabane, Phoom, Prin, Sebastian, Tuey, Victor
  • Grade 7: Kaan, Krish, Palm, Richard, Sitta
  • Grade 6: June, Prim, Tara
  • Grade 7: Eye, Fah, Maddi, Mali, Nina, Rika, Sandee, Un
U15 Girls
  • Grade 8: Tida
  • Grade 9: Dear, Emma, Idea, Jasmine, Jindy, Kym, Lya, Na Na, Nadia, Roxy, Sue

Close to the date we will send further details.

SYTYCD Final Details

Posted by Sam on November 05, 2018
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Dear SYTYCD Parents,

Please be reminded that AISAA’s So You Think You Can Dance competition is taking place this Wednesday, with both teams having their final two rehearsals today and tomorrow. Please see the full schedule for Wednesday’s event below. During the performance you are invited to sit in the “Parent” aisles as we want our students to be focusing during the event.

SYTYCD Schedule

 

Primary Dance Team:

On the day Miss Lynn would like all Primary Dancers to meet her in the Playground room (Primary building next to the Teacher’s Room) for hair & make-up. Students should met at 7:30am and parents are welcome to stay and help with Make-up but we will have people to help. Please make sure your child brings their School uniform to change into after the event

 

Lower Secondary Dance Team:

Students should meet in the “Black-Box” Room (old drama room in the auditorium)by 7:30am. There students should get dressed and do hair & make-up. Miss Lynn will come a check on them once she is done with Primary. Please make sure your child brings their School uniform to change into after the event. Please note for the student’s costumes that Miss Lynn has helped to purchase jackets, each child owes 700 baht for these. Please make this payment at KIS Finance office at your earliest convience.

 

High School Dance Team:

The high school dance team has got together quite late in the term. They have been working very hard and determined to take part in this competition. In order to give them a little further rehearsal on the main stage, they will be allowed to practice in the auditorium tomorrow 7am-7:30am as well as 6:30am-7:15 on Wednesday. On the day of the competition, students will be dismissed from class at 9:30am to do their hair & make-up.

 

Lastly please be respectful during the event as well as remaining in your seat during performances. Please note we will be filming the entire event and will share your child’s performance with you after the event.

Most Common Sports Injury – Ankle Sprains

Posted by rattapon.bo on November 02, 2018
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Sprains to the ankle are one of the most common sporting injuries. A sprain is defined as a tearing of the ligaments that connect bone to bone and help stabilise the joint.

Sports requiring jumping, turning and twisting movements such as basketball, volleyball, netball and football; and explosive changes of direction such as soccer, tennis and hockey are particularly vulnerable to ankle sprains.

Following an ankle sprain, the ankle joint may become unstable and take a long time to recover.

Risk

Acute ankle sprains result from a force being applied to the ankle joint which causes excessive range of movement at the joint. Players are immediately aware of the condition and may hear an audible ‘snap’ or ‘pop’, due to the tearing or stretching of the ligaments.

Ankle Sprains

Immediate Management

The immediate treatment of any soft tissue injury consists of the RICER protocol – rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral. RICE protocol should be followed for 48–72 hours.  The aim is to reduce the bleeding and damage within the joint. The ankle should be rested in an elevated position with an ice pack applied for 20 minutes every two hours (never apply ice directly to the skin). A correctly sized compression bandage should be applied to limit bleeding and swelling in the joint.

Chatchuon Ankle Sprain

Prevention

  • Undertaking training prior to competition to ensure readiness to play.
  • Undertaking flexibility, balance, stretching and strengthening exercises in weekly training programmes.
  • Allowing adequate recovery time between workouts or training sessions.
  • Warming up to ensure surrounding muscles are ready to support the joint during activity.
  • Wearing ankle taping or bracing especially for previously injured ankles.
  • Wearing shoes appropriate to the sport that provide stability and support.
  • Avoiding activities that cause pain. If pain does occur, discontinuing the activity immediately and commencing *RICER*.

*RICER*

R = Rest, I = Ice, C = Compression, E = Elevation, R = Referral

Rehabilitation and return to play

Most ankle sprains heal within 2 to 6 weeks, however severe sprains many take as long as 12 weeks.

During a rehabilitation, taping or bracing the ankle may be prescribed to provide support until full function is regained.  If, while performing a rehabilitation exercise, ankle joint pain or discomfort is experienced, stop immediately and re-consult a sports medicine professional.

Reference: Sports Medicine Australia