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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com)
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.
And so the journey begins again. Under a typically gloomy (but slightly brighter than normal) Casey sky, many of our successful HPV applicants got their first taste of riding a HPV at our first Casey Fields training session yesterday. All 3 vehicles were on the track along with the new vehicle belonging to the Fellows family. Some short stints on the short circuit in order to get a taste for steering and handling, gear changes, passing and stimulating new muscle groups. This will extend to the big circuit with timing over the holidays and the subsequent challenge to improve and maintain speed and times.
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 8am: Push 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.
This Forum page is designed for students to ask questions and make design and construction suggestions. We want to know everything about the vehicles especially things that you think might be able to be improved. Comfort, seating, noise, brakes, water bottles, walkie talkies, pedaling, vision, horn, safety, gears! Any topic can be included. Chances are if you’re thinking it, someone else may be too and besides you are the ones who are in the bike……
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.
• 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
Well done everyone on your first practice runs at school and now Casey Fields as well. Hopefully you warmed up quickly after our first visit to Casey Fields. And Parent’s- sorry about the muddy and wet clothes :):)
Check out our gallery page for some photos of our first practises and check out below for photos of the fastest riders for the first session……
Check out the training page for an update to our holiday training schedule and to sign up for practise sessions at Casey Fields in the 2nd week of holidays. There is also a construction session on Tuesday 28th June at school to rebuild the HPV vehicles.
To sign up for a training slot you can also click on the Casey Training link