Wolves in AISAA: September 2019 Edition

Posted by rattapon.bo on September 23, 2019
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Here are some updates from our KIS teams in AISAA and friendly matches during September 2019. Basketball and volleyball teams have been continuing their competitions with better and satisfying results meanwhile football teams started their season with  a very good outcome.

Results from previous matches are below.

G5-U Boys Basketball  vs Concordian 29-16    vs Wells 24-10

G5-U Girls Basketball  vs Concordian 18-5   vs Wells 10-14

G7-U Boys Basketball   vs Wells 32-12   vs Anglo Singapore 30-36

G7-U Girls Basketball    vs Wells 18-6   vs Anglo Singapore 14-21

G10-U Boys Basketball   vs Anglo Singapore 29-64

G10-U Girls Basketball   vs Anglo Singapore 15-27

G10-U Boys Football       vs Wells 5-3   vs Concordian 1-3

G10-U Girls Football       vs Berkeley 2-5

Varsity Boys Football       vs KMIDS 3-0

Varsity Boys Volleyball    vs  Ekamai 1-2   vs MUIDS 2-0

Varsity Girls Basketball    vs MUIDS 0-2

 

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Swim Coaching Update (Coaches, Morning training Primary, KIS Gala, future events)

Posted by Sam on September 20, 2019
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Dear Swim Coaching Parents,

Firstly, please may I ask that you read this entire post CAREFULLY. There have been a lot of issues with our Sports letters and posts not being read carefully. Please note in this post I would like to share with you some details regarding morning training for Primary, KIS Gala (in house) and future events we plan to attend this year. Firstly please click HERE to read about some new coaches we have supporting our Primary Coaching.

Primary Morning Training:

Coach Sathit and his team have been using the first few weeks to continue their assessment of all the swimmers and have been slowly allocated students to A, B, and C squads. With these three squads, we will be allocating a morning training session for each one, where Coach Sathit and Coach Kate can focus the training of these morning sessions. Squad A will be on Tuesdays, Squad B Thursdays and Squad C on Wednesdays with all morning coaching starting at 6:50am (STUDENTS IN THE POOL BY 6:50AM) and will finish at 7:30am.

We will be starting morning swimming the week of September 30th (first lesson for Squad A 1st Oct, Squad C 2nd Oct, Squad B 3rd Oct). Please note all morning Coaching will be at the Aquatics pool with the Sports hall being open from 6:35am for students to go change. Students must go to their allocated Squad day and can NOT pick their morning training. SEA will be providing students with breakfast after training. Please see squads below:

Primary Squad A, B, C

New Parents, please note we introduced morning swim training 3 years ago with great success. Thanks to morning swimming we found our swimmers were developing quicker and setting better times. While some students will initially find it quite difficult, once in the routine and they build up their strength it will be easier as the year goes on.

KIS Gala Saturday 12th October

As part of the further development of our swim program, we would like to start running “in house” (only KIS students) Galas for our Coaching Team (G1-U, G3-U, G5-U, G7-U, G10-U, Varsity). We plan to host one at the beginning and end of the academic year. The first one we plan to have on Saturday 12th October from 9am-12pm (8:30am warm-up). These events will be mandatory for all swimmers as it will allow us to help track your child’s progress and ensure all of our swimmers are developing smoothly. It will also allow you to see your child’s time improvements.

Additionally please note we will be using this event to make our selection for the upcoming “ISB Swimfest”. We plan to take a squad specific team to this event and if you would like your child to be considered, it is important they come to set a time. ISB requires that all students have “times” when entering the competition.

Future Events

While we would like to take all our swimmers to every event, some events have limits regarding how many students we may enter. Additionally, the style of competition won’t suit certain levels as well as we may feel your child needs further development before competing. Please see the full list of competitions we plan to attend this year, please make sure you keep these dates free in case your child is selected. We will be sending out a post about selected students, their events and further details about each event 3-6 weeks before.

  • Thursday 3rd October: AISAA Secondary Meet @ Concordian. We will look to take all swimmers if possibly but please note we are limited to 2 swimmers per event. Please note this is a friendly meet and no medals will be given out.
  • Saturday 12th October: KIS Gala #1. KIS students only
  • Tuesday 29th October: AISAA Primary Meet @ KIS. Selected Squad as we are limited to two swimmers per event. Please note this is a friendly meet and no medals will be given out.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9th&10th November: ISB Swimfest @ISB. A selected squad of 40-60 students
  • Saturday 7th December: Prep Puppy Cup @ Prep Primary Campus (Sukhumvit 53). This is a development swim meet and will be for still developing/new swimmers and our G1-U Development team.
  • Saturday 15th February: ANS Sprint Challenge @Amnuay Slipa. We will be planning to enter our entire team if possible. We have won trophies for 4th (2019) and 5th (2018) place at our last two visits.
  • Saturday & Sunday 30th February & 1st March: STA Marlin Mayhem. A selected squad of 30-40 students
  • Sunday 15th March: AISAA Secondary Gala @ Berkeley. We will be limited to 1 student per event, therefore we will be taking a specific squad.
  • Tuesday 5th May: AISAA Primary Gala @ KIS. We will be limited to 1 student per event, therefore we will be taking a specific squad.
  • Saturday 16th May: KIS Gala #2. KIS students only and we will have a small party to wrap up the school year

 

 

Swim Coaching Support

Posted by Sam on September 18, 2019
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Dear Primary Swim Parents,

As you may have noticed we have had some new coaches coming to help with our Primary Coaching on Mondays and Fridays. This is to ensure student safety as well as provide a better student-coach ratio allowing the student to take more from training. Additionally, Coach Sathit has and will occasionally bring current and ex Youth National Thai swimmers to help demonstrate drills to the students. The last two weeks we have had Tanapat Katatikaranan help with demonstration and he specializes in Backstroke and long-distance Freestyle (previously won a silver medal in 400m at Asian Age Group in Indonesia).

I would like to take this time to introduce our support coaches who will attend every Monday and Friday to you. Firstly we have Coach Benjaporn “Ben” Sriphanomthorn who has been swimming and competing since the age of 6. She has won over 10 medals at SEA games between 2009-2015 as well as many more in other competitions. In 2017 she moved into Coaching and has worked at NIST and Denla as an assistant coach. She looks forward to working with KIS students and helping them to excel in swimming. Coach Ben will also help with G1-U Development Swim coaching on both Wednesday Morning and Friday.

Next, we have Coach Parin “Ton” Khemnajit who started swimming from the age of 11 but quickly found a love for the sport. He is currently attending Chulalongkorn University studying a Sport Science degree. He also works as a coach for Chulalongkorn Swim Club and recently attended the Thai National Championship at Kamphaeng Phet.

Lastly we have the support of our Secondary school swimmer Kym from Grade 10. Kym is keen to support our younger swimmers and inspiring them to improve their basic techniques. She will be supporting our assistant coaches while learning more about the role of a Coach. She currently holds some of our school records and her favorite stroke is Breaststroke.

KIS Wolves in AISAA Leauge with Kick-off Week

Posted by rattapon.bo on September 06, 2019
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The 2019-2020 AISAA League has just started since last week. KIS students participated in various sports such as basketball and volleyball. We look forward to having a great season this year with defending some champions. Please come and support us for upcoming games. Here are some photos from the league and well as results so far:

Basketball
G5-U Boys vs Ekamai 25-23 W
G5-U Girls vs Ekamai 34-0 W
G7-U Boys vs Concordian 24-14 W
vs BCIS* 24-17 W
G7-U Girls vs Concordian 20-22 L
Volleyball
Varsity Boys vs Concordian 2-1 W (25-22,23-25,15-6)
vs Berkeley 1-2 L (26-24,17-25,13-15)
Varsity Girls vs Concordian 0-2 L (9-25,18-25)
vs Berkeley 2-1 W (23-25,25-13,15-7)
vs Concordian* 1-3 L (21-25,25-21,16-25,21-25)

*-Was a friendly game

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Primary Development & G3-U Boys Football Trial Results

Posted by Sam on August 31, 2019
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Dear Primary Parents,

Firstly a huge thank you to all the Students who have signed-up and tried out for the development teams last Friday. It can certainly be intimidating for students at such a young age to participate in a trial and it is fantastic to see our students being risk-takers. Please note that due to the ability shown by Boys in G3-U Basketball and the number of students that tried out for basketball, Coach Poy is happy to take all students. However please note for G3-U Girls Basketball and G1-U swimming not all students were selected as we feel some of the students need further development in their skills and technique as outlined in the selection criteria sent out in the letter (24th August).

Please see students who were selected for each team on the “KIS Coaching Teams” page. For Basketball please click here and for swimming please click here. Please note you will need to use the password sent out in the SMS in order to see final teams. If you see your child’s name on the GoogleSheet, congratulations, your child has been selected for that team. Please be reminded that all training will starts next week with their first session on 6th September and will run until 22nd May 2020.

If you do not see your child’s name under the sport and age group they tried out for, I am afraid this means your child was not selected. Please do continue to encourage your child to play sports and continue practicing. I would highly recommend signing up for afterschool in their related sport or practice with one of the many academies in Bangkok.

G3-U Boys Football:

Due to the Boys’ season not starting till January, Coach Ashley has decided that he would like to continue working with all of the boys till November before making his final selection. Through training and friendlies Coach Ashley will look to get a better idea of the ability of our boys. Please note we will not be giving out KIS Football uniform to students until a final selection has been made and we ask that students wear their KIS PE uniform for any future friendlies.

G1-U Development Swim Sign-up and Trial

Posted by Sam on August 26, 2019
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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LETTER CAREFULLY

G1-U Developmental Swim Team – Try-out

G3-U Development Basketball Sign-up and Trial

Posted by Sam on August 26, 2019
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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LETTER CAREFULLY

G3-U Developmental Basketball Team – Try-out

So You Think You Can Dance Trial Results: Primary & Lower Secondary

Posted by Sam on August 24, 2019
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Dear Parents,

Please note both the Primary and Lower Secondary So You Think You Can Dance trials were completed on Monday. Please note that coaching for both classes will not begin until next week (5th & 6th September) due to Miss Lynn being away. Primary will train during Passion Period (Fridays 13:50-14:30) and Secondary will train every Thursday at 15:00-16:30.

Primary:

For Primary we had over 50 students sign-up for the trial and this certainly made it very difficult for Miss Lynn to select. We would like to pass our gratitude to all the students who were risk-takers and came for the trial. Please see below the students who were selected to be apart of the Primary SYTYCD Team:

Ava G3 Rella G3 Sabrina G4 Sumire G4 Yama G4
Zoom G4 Cali G5 Ishi G5 Kaede G5 Kana G5
Mikli G5 Ninny G5 Proud G5

Lower Secondary:

Please note for Lower Secondary Miss Lynn has decided to take all students who came to the trial and split them into two groups. As Lower Secondary Students will be developing the routine themselves with the support of Miss Lynn, it will be feasible for us to keep everyone and split the team.

Secondary Trial Results: G7-U Boys Basketball & Secondary Swimming

Posted by Sam on August 24, 2019
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Dear Parents,

Please see the results of the trial for G7-U Boys Basketball (click here) and Secondary Swimming (click here). Please note if you do not see your child’s name, I am afraid that means they weren’t selected. Additionally, for selected Swimmers, I will find students during next week and speak to them about their selected training days.

A reminder that all students who signed up for G7-U Boys Basketball may return to training in January during the off-season.

 

Primary Trial Results: Football & Swimming

Posted by Sam on August 24, 2019
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Firstly thank you to all the Students who have signed-up and tried out for Primary teams over the last week. It is always a great inspiration to see so many students attempted their best. With the vast number of students of which almost all of them being equally talented, final team selection this year for our coaches was very difficult.

Please see students who were selected for each team on the “KIS Coaching Teams” page. Please note you will need to use the password sent out in the SMS in order to final teams. If you see your child’s name on the GoogleSheet, congratulations, your child has been selected for that team. Please be reminded that all training will starts next week from Monday 26th August. If you need a reminder of the training schedule, please see below.

Primary Coaching Schedule 1

If you do not see your child’s name under the sport and age group they tried out for, I am afraid this means your child was not selected. Further details about what areas you can look to improve on can be seen below but please note these points are not student specific.

Swimming

  • Can you swim all 4 strokes?
    • Technique: We are not too concerned with your time/speed but rather are you using the correct technique. It is harder to rebuild your technique then to increase your time/speed.
  • Showing correct technique in as many strokes as possible
  • Stamina

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Football:

G3-U Boys:

Students still have the continuation of their trials next week, final results announced Friday 30th August

G3-U & G5-U Girls:

Please note both Coach Marc (G3-U) and Coach Nong (Chelsea – G5-U) have decided due to numbers and the ability shown by girls to not cut any girls from the team. Please note this means that for game select there will be some students who won’t be selected for games. Both Coaches will look to do their best to ensure all students get game time but I (Coach Sam) will be looking for friendlies throughout the school year to allow all students to play.

G5-U Boys:

Due to the Boys’ season not starting till January, Coach Ben has decided that he would like to continue working with all of the boys till November before making his final selection. Through training and friendlies Coach Ben will look to get a better idea of the ability of our boys. Please note we will not be giving out KIS Football uniform to students until a final selection has been made and we ask that students wear their KIS PE uniform for any future friendlies.

Swimming Coaches Profile:

I would like to introduce our two new Swim Coaches who joined KIS over the summer. First our new Aquatics Head Coach, Mr Sathit Hongthong (Coach Tuk) who holds a bachelor’s and masters in Sports Science as well as certificates with FINA, Elite Coach, and many more. Coach Sathit started coaching swimming as a head coach CYC Swim club for 10 years before joining Ruamrudee International School as Varsity Head Coach. While working there Coach Sathit slowly moved his skills towards the Thai national team as he took over Chulalongkorn’s Swim club as Head Coach. Over the past 5 years Coach Sathit has traveled to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Portugal and many countries with the national team. Coach Sathit now looks forward to bring his coaching to KIS and helping our swimmers to further their technique & speed as well as KIS overall Swim Program.

Our Assistant Coach is Miss Kate Sangsumritphon who holds a Bachelor and Master in Science as well as FINA Open water Coaching and Level 1 Coaching from Thailand Swim Association. While Coach Kate did not start coaching in Swimming at the start of her career, her love and passion for swimming brought her to pursue her career in swimming. She has worked with younger children through The Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC) in different sports. She then moved to Chulalongkorn where she continued to work with younger students and started coaching Swimming.

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Finally please note that over the next two weeks we will be preparing KIS coaching uniforms and handing them out to the students. Once your child receives their uniform, if it is too big or too small, please come to the KIS shop to exchange it. If a student’s uniform is lost or damaged, you will need to purchase a new one.