Website updated

The website has finally had its update….

Check out the Gallery page for Bendigo photos

The Energy Breakthrough page for all the information about the Energy Breakthrough and a link to the Energy Breakthrough website

Or the design and construction forum’s where riders are encouraged to post questions, design suggestions or performance reviews in order to make improvements to the performance of the vehicles. There is one forum each for Shazzam, Vanquish and Pushcarts.

Dont forget to sign up for Sunday trainings over the next 5 weeks and also keep an eye out for more information about our trial ‘race’ in the 2nd week of the holidays (Thurs 4/10).

The dates for each student are outlined in the following table:

Vanquish Shazzam
Group 1
26-Aug

16-Sep

30-Sep

       Jett        Kai
       Max     Josh W
      Jazzy         Ed
      Olivia     Jess W
     Jess G     Selena
     Emma
Group 2     Hayden       Mitch
9-Sep

23-Sep

7-Oct

    Callum      Connor
       Mia      Shelby
     Kira G      Aisha
    Caitlyn

Meanwhile training will continue on Tuesday lunchtimes along with Thursday after school for HPV teams and Tuesday before school for pushcart teams.

 

Meeting, Beep Test and Log Book Check

To All 2018 Students,

Our next RACV meeting will be at recess tomorrow (Tuesday 27th). We will discuss fitness results so far, holiday training, Log Book check and the RACV Handbooks. Meeting will be held in Mr Jenkins room.

A back up Beep test will take place on Wednesday lunch time. If you missed the first one you will be expected to participate OR if you would like to have another go for extra fitness you are also welcome to attend.

Also on Wednesday we will do a 2nd log book check. Make sure your log books are in teh tub on Mr Jenkins desk by close of day Wednesday

Dont forget that we have the Beep Test at lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday 6 March) for all RACV participants.
1:45pm in the gym.
You can have a change of clothes and if so, make sure you are changed and ready to go by 1:45.
You may want to hold off on eating all of your lunch until after the beep test is finished!!!!

ALSO, please note that we have postponed the 30 minute run until Thursday 15 March (as per Mr Zach’s previous post!!) due to school photos this Thursday and next Tuesday morning being the first day after the long weekend.

Selection Criteria (from meeting today)

Hi All,

Just a reminder about the selection criteria for HPV teams as outlined from our meeting today….

Team Selection:

Fitness Testing:                     30min Run (Week 6-  Day to be finalised)          Repeat in term 2

Beep test (Week 6- Tue 6 March)             Repeat in Term 2

Log Book Checks:                every 2-3 weeks (Mr Jenkins will notify via website)

Written Tests:                        Based on RACV handbook (Term 2)         Repeat later in Term 2

Homework:                            term 2

School:                                 Attitude and involvement at school in class and specialists

After school Thursday training- STARTS TOMORROW 20/7/17

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On Thursday afternoons, it is our intention to run 2 training programs side by side. One is for the Pushcart teams and the other is for the HPV teams. Training will run immediately after school until 4:15pm (Pushcarts) and 4:30pm (HPV’s).

  • The Pushcart training is designed for fitness and skill development of pushing and steering the pushcarts through the variety of events they will be involved in. Students will need to ensure they have their bike helmet and something to eat for a snack after school and they will be picked up from the oval. If your child is required to walk home or go with another parent, can you please email Melissa Mcleod (m.mcleod@jpps.vic.edu.au) to inform her.
  • The HPV training is fitness and exercise based with some fun and teamwork built in. We run a series of different programs with a particular focus on improving cardio fitness levels and leg strength. It will include a range of different activities such as hill runs, physical games & relays, bootcamps and general running. On a few occasions we may try and also do a bike ride over to Jells Park (permission form to follow). As above students are to be picked up at the oval or notification of arrangements to Darren Jenkins (d.jenkins@jpps.vic.edu.au)

Whilst we encourage all kids to participate in as much training as they can, we recognise that other commitments also exist and we don’t expect you to forego prior commitments. If your child is unable to attend either one specific week or permanently, or if you have further questions, please just shoot Darren or Melissa an email.

 

Welcome to 2017

(As per Mr Zach’s email…..)

Welcome to this years’ RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge. It was fantastic to have so many interested students wanting to participate in the program. It is going to make the selection of teams very difficult. 26 boys and 18 girls have nominated to be racing competitors in the program, along with 2 male support crew. With such a larger gender imbalance, I have asked permission from the organisers to enter an all boy push cart team. They have allowed this which is fantastic news, Although this team will be ineligible to win any prizes if they come first. This means, that at this stage, ALL students will participate and come away to Maryborough in November. YAY!!!!!! In saying that, If you are planning to come along and support in Maryborough, I recommend you get onto organising your accommodation as soon as possible. I will require around 8 parent helpers to camp with us at the event. A notice will go out for this later next term.
We have a large number of boys interested in the HPV program. This means many of them will be disappointed when the teams are selected toward the end of Term 2. We have a very detailed selection process which takes into account all aspects of the program, as well as their effort, behaviour and responsibilities at school. This is an extra curricular activity, so their effort in all curriculum areas will also be considered. Once the HPV students have been selected, we then look at placing the rest of the students into the three push cart teams.
HPV Program

The HPV program will initially involve 5 boys and 5 girls per team. These students will train in the vehicles and race in Bendigo (August) and Casey Fields (October). After these two events, we will then select the best 4 Boys and 4 Girls for each team for the Maryborough event. The remaining students will become members of one of the push cart teams. They will also be emergency HPV riders for the Maryborough event. I know this can be a very tough situation for students and parents and it is always very tough on us teachers as well. We have found this to be the best way of selection and the students have been made aware of this.
Fitness Training

Your child has already completed the Beep test and 30 minute run at school and should now be recording extra fitness training at home in their log books. We have made a decision about the log books that involve many children who carry out many training sessions (eg. Soccer, football, Basketball) throughout the week. We would like the students to record them in their log books and also record the time the training went for. Please Do Not record the distance travelled. This will not be included in their total distance travelled, but will show us the amount of fitness training they are doing in a week.

If there are any questions you would like answered about the program, please come and see me or email. jppsracing@gmail.com

 

Thursday Trainings

After a couple of weeks of training at Casey Fields, the focus on fitness is becoming clearer. The kids are pushing themselves hard for 20 minutes which is great and now we have to build up strength and stamina to maintain the effort and speed for 30-50minutes.

Some slight changes to our training schedule this week as things start to ramp up even more. Only 3 1/2 weeks till Bendigo for the HPV teams, so we are introducing a new training session this Thursday after school. Whilst the Pushcarters will start this Thursday as well to get their hands on to the carts and start practicing and building up their strength.

Thurs 8amPush Cart training on the oval. All pushcarters are required with their helmet on an ongoing weekly basis

Thursday 3:40pm-4:15pm: Fitness Training for HPV teams. This will rotate around a range of different activities including some running, bike riding, bootcamp style and some hills training. This will happen every Thursday unless notified.

The calendar will also be updated to reflect these new dates and times.

If there are any issues with attendance at these times please contact us or keep us informed.

The importance of eating and drinking the right foods at the right times

Check out the following documents for more information regarding nutrition and hydration before during and after exercise. Its important during training to practise good eating and drinking habits and work out what works for you.

Summary

• Choose high carbohydrate, low fat foods that are familiar and well tolerated.

• Experiment in training with the timing and type of meals and snacks to suit individual preferences and your sport.

• Practice different pre-exercise eating ideas in training, not during competition.

• Develop a good pre-exercise drinking strategy to start exercise well hydrated.

• Try a liquid or low bre meal if pre-competition nerves or other factors cause GIT upset.

• Monitor the effects of food and drink choices on your performance

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The importance of hydration when exercising

Drinking and eating appropriately is critical during extended periods of exercise, particularly on a weekend like RACV when students are tired and physically exhausted. Attached below is a document that outlines a range of issues related to eating and hydration and exercise. A summary is outlined below

Examples of carbohydrate choices during exercise

Each serve provides ~60 g of carbohydrate :

• 1 litre sports drink
• 600 ml cola drink
• 1.5 sports bars
• 1.5 packets sports gel blasts

• 3 cereal bars

• 2 sports gels
• 3 small or 2 large bananas
• 2 small boxes of sultanas
• 95 g jelly babies or jelly beans
• 1 round jam sandwiches (thick sliced bread) & 2 tablespoon jam • 2 rounds vegemite sandwiches
• 1.5 slices of café style (thick) raisin bread
• Liquid meal supplement (~ 5 scoops in water) ever, some athletes like to use gels, confectionery, fruit and other easy-to-eat fuel sources, particularly at half time for team sports.

Summary points

• During sporting activities, it is important to have an individualised uid plan that replaces most of your sweat loss.

• In events of 60 minutes or longer, replacing carbohydrate during the event may enhance performance.

• Experiment in training to nd a plan that works for you and your sport and seek the advice of an Accredited Sports Dietitian to assist.

• A target of 30 – 60grams of carbohydrate per hour of activity is a good starting point.

• In shorter events, even a small amount of carbohydrate exposed to the receptors in the mouth can be useful, while in endurance events, higher intakes may be needed.

• Early findings suggest that in longer events in the heat, cold beverages may assist hydration efforts and enhance performance.

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