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Games Handbook 2015/16
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King’s College Games Handbook 2015/16
4: Games Options
5: Main Games Practice Times
6: Games Cancellation Arrangements
7: Fixture Arrangements Information
8: Match Days
9: Cancellation of Fixtures
10: Match Day Refreshments
11: Code of Conduct
12: Team Selection
13: Captaincy Selection
14: Medical Provision
15: Use of KCT Sports Centre Fitness Room 16: Sports Uniform 17: First Team Sports Kit 18: Valuables/Lost Property 19: Contacts King’s College Games Handbook 2015/16 1: Aims
King’s College Taunton seeks through its games programme to offer the following to each pupil in the school:
1. To give the opportunity to participate in individual or team sports.
2. To develop skill levels and games understanding.
3. To enjoy their sports in practice and match situations, and deal with victory or defeat in an appropriate spirit.
4. To understand how to be a good team member.
5. To understand the health and social benefits of sports involvement and be inspired to continue their involvement after they have left school.
The King’s games programme is based on tradition, facilities available and staff expertise. The aim is to provide a significant number of competitive fixtures in the core sports. The additional sports take place on a more recreational basis although there may be occasional fixtures arranged.
The King’s games programme aims to provide:
PARTICIPATION / INSPIRATION / PERFORMANCE
• VARIETY / BREADTH
• CLUB LINKS
To achieve this King’s will aim to deliver the following:
• COMMITMENT • FOCUS
• REALISTIC PERFORMANCE EVALUATION• ROLES • PLANNING & ORGANISATION • GOAL SETTING • QUALITY PRACTICE
• CLEAR AND COMMUNICATED EXPECTATIONS
• A CULTURE THAT REWARDS HARD WORK; EFFORT NOT ALWAYS ABILITY
• THE OPPORTUNITY FOR TALENTED PERFORMERS TO ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL• DIFFERENTIATION • STRUCTURE • REVIEW • ENJOYMENT King’s College Games Handbook 2015/16 2: Introduction ‘Participation, Enjoyment, and Success in Sport for Everyone’ King’s College has a very clear ethos towards sport and the benefits it affords to all individuals regardless of age, ability, background or gender.
Foremost, sport at King’s is about inclusion and enjoyment, promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle, which helps the individual in all aspects of life. This is done through an incredibly diverse and exciting games programme; hockey, netball, athletics and tennis are the main sports for girls, and rugby, hockey and cricket are the main sports for the boys.
The school also produces competitive teams for both girls and boys in athletics, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, horse riding, squash, swimming and skiing. Additionally pupils can participate regularly in aerobics, badminton, basketball, circuit training, clay shooting, fencing, mountain biking, rowing, self-defense, table tennis, weight training and yoga. We are very proud of the fact that during the 2014/15 academic year 89% of pupils represented the school in one or more sports in competitive fixtures throughout the year.
King’s also has a superb local, regional and national reputation for sporting excellence and the ability to allow top athletes fantastic opportunities in order to reach their full potential. Strong links with Somerset County Cricket Club have seen a number of talented sportsmen gain professional contracts, most notably Jos Buttler, the current England Test Wicket Keeper and One Day International Vice-Captain, and Maddie Hinch, who excelled at GB level within hockey throughout all age groups whilst at school, particularly the U21 Youth Olympics where she won Gold, and most recently at England senior level in the 2014 World Cup. Recently Alia Hamaoui has followed in Maddie’s footsteps as a goalkeeper at England U18 level, Sam Underdown has made his debut for England Cricket U17 and Somerset County Cricket Club, Aaron Chapman has played for England Rugby U16 and is in the Exeter Chiefs Academy, Maisie Brown has been selected for the National Championships for the triple jump in athletics, Taylor Stote has represented the England U16 golf team, Leea Dod, Katy Hanscomb and Shannon Vickery all represented the ISFA England Women’s U18 football team against Australia.
There are not just individual accomplishments, but right across the broad spectrum of sport, King’s College teams are achieving outstanding success. In recent years the school has achieved notable success through Wisden as one of the top cricketing schools in the country. The rugby team won the prestigious Rosslyn Park National 7s tournament in 2007 and the West of England 7s in 2013. The 1st XI girls’ football team were the ISFA National Champions 2014 and
2015. The girls’ U15A tennis team only lost one game in 2014 and in hockey the U16 girls’ team were national finalists in 2015 whilst the U14 team went to the Nationals in 2015. Our equestrian teams have competed in many competitions and are given the opportunity to have a cross country master class with Olympian Mary King each year. Culturally, teams regularly tour the world and recent destinations have included South Africa, Barbados, India, Sri Lanka and Jamaica. These amazing experiences provided insight and memories second to none, of people and places abroad who have a shared love of sport.
To support our pupils at all levels, King’s has excellent facilities, including an outstanding regional venue for hockey with two floodlit Astroturf pitches, together with a heated indoor swimming pool, sports hall, squash, tennis and netball courts, and an athletics facility. Across the wonderful site the brilliant grounds staff prepare some of the best cricket wickets, rugby and football pitches in the South West. All this is available to both the serious sportsperson and the social sportsperson, each valued and encouraged as an individual to get the most out of sport.
King’s College pupils are encouraged to show respect, to be disciplined, to demonstrate teamwork and to display sportsmanship at all times. Ultimately King’s shares a vision of sport with a vast array of individuals, parents, clubs and governing bodies; sport should be about Enjoyment, Participation and Success at whatever level the person is taking part – the social game of tennis as well as the highly competitive 1st XI fixture: there is a place for everyone.
King’s College Games Handbook 2015/16 3: Staffing Director of Sport / Head of Rugby – Nick Gresswell Head of Girls’ Games – Sara Similien Head of Hockey – Clare Hayes Head of Netball – Imogen Pardoe Head of Football – Chris Heayns Head of Cross Country / Athletics – Richard Llewellyn-Eaton Head of Tennis – Adrian Simcox Director of Cricket / Head of Golf – Phil Lewis Head of Squash – Chris Mason Head of Swimming – Steve Haste Head of Equestrian – Julie Gresswell Head of Badminton – Ron Mason
Please see additional staffing lists for all other staff.
Health and Safety - General:
1. All coaches carry a first aid kit and a mobile phone and be aware of the Medical Centre number 01823 328130.
2. Risk assessments for all sports can be found in the staff shared area under ‘Risk Assessments’.
3. Minor injuries cuts and grazes can be dealt with by the coach but all other injures should be referred to the Medical Centre.
4. All pupils must wear mouth guards during rugby, mouth guards and shin guards during hockey and football games.
5. Heads of sport are responsible for ensuring appropriate Health and Safety guidelines for their sports.
6. Teachers in charge of sessions, games and activities must take a register and inform the Director of Sport of any absenteeism, who will then inform Housemasters/mistresses.
Use of the Sports Hall – Sports Hall Rules and Regulations:
• Basketball hoops are checked annually.
• All equipment should be checked prior to use.
• Fire doors must be kept clear at all times.
• No food or drink allowed in the main hall.
• Only non-marking sole shoes may be worn.
• No chewing gum allowed in the building or premises.
• No jewellery should be worn by participants.
• No clothing to be left on the sports hall floor.
• All equipment to be returned to correct location.
• Pupils and young people to be supervised at all times.
• Office and store cupboards are out of bounds - (organiser may obtain keys).
• Any equipment needing repair must be reported to the Main office.
• Users of the hall must pay attention to warning notices on the notice boards.
Please note the sports hall complex is a NON SMOKING zone.
In case of an accident:
First aid kit available in the office at the sports hall. The accident book will need to be completed.
King’s College Games Handbook 2015/16
KCT Key Sports Boys: cross country, football, rugby 7s, squash and tennis Girls: cross country, football, swimming and cricket King’s College additionally runs a broad range of activities which focus on health-related fitness, preparation for physical recreation and injury prevention/management.
The pupils are asked to choose their option via their tutors in the second half of the Summer term for winter options, and the second half of the Lent Term for their summer options.
Some of the options have to be limited in numbers due to facility size and staffing. The school is keen to maintain the strengths of the core sports, so some pupils may get an option if they cannot make a significant contribution to one of the core sports. It is possible to ask the Director of Sport for a change of option in the first two weeks of term, but this can only happen with a good reason and if there is space available in the option they want to move to.
As the numbers of boys and girls change, the options may have to change to match the facilities and staffing that is available.
The PE and Games Department will cover a wide range of activities during curricular PE time and through the Wednesday options programme. It is not feasible to offer too wide a range of sports in games time for a variety of reasons. It is hoped that our provision encourages pupils to pursue sporting activities in their own time, which will have health and social benefits – options will include aerobics, badminton, basketball, clay shooting, croquet, equestrian, fencing, lacrosse, mountain biking, real tennis, rowing, squash, table tennis, and yoga.
We encourage links with a number of local sports clubs with the hope that pupils will continue playing for the club when they leave school.
Here are the current choices:
BOYS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – RUGBY BOYS 3rd form to 6.2: alternatives – badminton, cross-country, football, squash, swimming GIRLS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – HOCKEY GIRLS 3rd form to 6.2: alternatives – badminton, cross-country, football, squash, swimming Wednesday options: aerobics, basketball, clay shooting, cross-country, fencing, football, golf, horse riding, self-defense, swimming, table tennis, tennis, fitness & conditioning, and yoga
BOYS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – HOCKEY (PRIORITY), CROSS-COUNTRY AND FOOTBALL BOYS 3rd form to 6.2: alternatives – badminton, rugby 7s, squash, swimming GIRLS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – NETBALL (PRIORITY) AND CROSS-COUNTRY GIRLS 3rd form to 6.2: alternatives – badminton, football, squash, swimming Wednesday options: aerobics, basketball, clay shooting, cross-country, fencing, football, horse riding, self-defense, swimming, table tennis, tennis, fitness & conditioning, and yoga
BOYS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – CRICKET (PRIORITY), ATHLETICS, SWIMMING AND TENNIS GIRLS 3rd form to 6.2: CORE – TENNIS, ATHLETICS AND SWIMMING Wednesday options: aerobics, futsal, self-defense, table tennis, fitness & conditioning, and yoga.
5: Main Games Practice Times Mondays: games practices as part of the activities programme 4.00pm – 6.00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays: Summer timetable 4.30pm – 6.00pm / Winter timetable 2.30pm – 4.15pm Wednesdays: a team practice and Wednesday options between 2.00pm – 4.00pm If you are in a team squad you are expected to attend the team practice. If you are not in a team squad but are keen to attend, you are welcome to come along.
Losing daylight arrangements for games (mid Nov till mid Feb) will be posted in the news sheet nearer the time and on the school sports website.
Pupils leaving games sessions must change back into school uniform.
It is strongly recommended that pupils have a waterproof jacket if the forecast is predicting rain.
At the start of the games session a register will be taken by the teacher in charge. The daily updated absentee list will be circulated prior to games sessions. Any pupils unaccounted for will be reported to the school office and Director of Sport, who will contact Housemasters/mistresses and parents.