Sunday, 24 March 2013

Winter Sports Trials

Trials will be held to allocate positions into graded teams on the below dates.

All trials will be held at lunchtime. Any child may trial for the A Team.

Basketball and Netball trials will be held on the courts and hockey trials will on the field.

Basketball - Wednesday 3rd April

Hockey - Thursday 4th April

Netball - Friday 5th April


Please bring appropriate shoes and for hockey also please bring your stick and mouth guard.

Students will need to have registered and paid for their chosen sport/s to trial for our top teams. Students must attend trials to be legible for the top teams. More than one trial may be necessary. If you are unable the attend for any reason, the sports coordinator must be notified before the trials commence.

Selectors will consist of at least a relevant sports coach and a Russell Street School member of staff.  Selectors will be looking for students who show sportsmanship, fitness, development potential and relevant sporting skills. Once the teams have been decided, the list will be displayed on the sports news board and team lists will be sent home with students.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tee Ball Competition WINNERS!


The Astros Tee Ball Team were undefeated all season.  Well done to the competition WINNERS!

Congratulations to:

Zavier P - Most Valuable Player
Arlo M - Most Improved
Rileigh-Kaye - Player of the Day


Interschool Swimming Northern Cluster


Touch Rugby 2013


Interschool Triathlon

Well done team!  You did Russell Street School proud.  Finn H 4th, Georgia O 4th, Jack P 7th.

ANZ Cricket Skills Session

The boys had a great day in Wellington.  They were put into teams representing a different Black Cap name and did 8 different skills stations. Jaiden, Thomas & Jett were in the Ross Taylor group, Lachie was in the Martin Guptill group.  They all did really well at each station and showed that they are right up there with other kids of a similar age.
 
They also got to meet a few of the Black Caps (Ross Taylor, Ian Butler, Bruce Martin & Shane Bond). Plus my old cricket coach from PNBHS was in charge of the day (Alec Astle), which worked out well as he introduced us to the black caps.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Tigers Touch Rugby Team

The RSS Tigers Touch Rugby A Team.  They are undefeated this year.  Well done team!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Player of the day

Summer Hockey Rooks
Player of the Day Braydon S


Player of the Day

Summer Hockey Crows
Player of the Day Telaina F

Player of the Day

Player of the Day: Troy P

Summer Hockey Robins


Player of the Day

Summer Hockey Roosters
Player of the Day: Connor D

Player of the Day

Summer Hockey Road Runners
Player of the Day: Jayde H

Monday, 4 March 2013

Netball Information



Netball is played on Saturday mornings at the Arena B&M centre expect for our A team who play at Vauiter Park at mid day.  Year 3 to Year 6 boys and girls can play Netball.

Russell Street School netball uniforms are supplied to all netball players.

Please make sure you are at the games 15 minutes before the game.

We are required to supply our own referees for our netball teams.  Please let us know if you are able to help out our coaches with this duty.

For more information please check out www.netballmanawatu.org.nz.

Winter Hockey Field Map


Tee Ball Information

Tee Ball is played on Saturday mornings at Colquhoun Park, Fairs Road, Milson.

Playing Times: Tee ball under 7's play at 9am and under 9's play at 10am.

Competition updates from the Manawatu Softball Inc. will be done via radio 92.2, ZMFM, bulk texting, twitter: @manawatusoftbal, and via our website www.sportsground.co.nz/msa.

Can all players please arrive 15 minutes before the game and make sure that you bring a bottle of water to the game.

Please check out the RSS sports notice board near the Library for all your sports news.
Also visit www.sportsground.co.nz/msa for more information.

Summer Hockey Rules


SUMMER HOCKEY 2011 - Kids
SOCIAL HOCKEY RULES 

This is a Social six-a-side Hockey Competition and Standard Hockey rules apply except:-
(a) No hits, the ball must be pushed only.

- A free push is awarded to the opposition on, or about the place a hit takes place.
  1. (b)  No Penalty Corners.
    • -  A foot or part of a person stopping a definite goal results in a free shot. The ball must be pushed from a position 7 metres from the goal and hit between the marks on the backboard.
    • -  A foot or part of a person interfering with the ball within 5 metres of the goal, but a goal would not have arisen is a free push 5 metres back from the baseline in line with where the infringement took place.
  2. (c)  All 16’s are taken at the top of the circle 5 metres from the baseline.
  3. (d)  No goalkeepers.
  4. (e)  Players may use the sideboards to bounce the ball.
  5. (f)  A goal is scored if it hits the backboard or stops fully over the line in the goal enclosure.
    Shots which are higher than backboard are not counted as a goal unless deflected up by a
    defender.
  6. (g)  Substitutions subs must not enter the field of play until the person they are subbing has left
    the field.
    • -  Subs must enter the field from their own back line.
    • -  Teams may sub as often as they like so long as the team make-up on the field is
      adhered to.
  7. (h)  Barging or aggressive behaviour will not be permitted, nor will play deemed to be
    dangerous or likely to cause injury.
  8. (i)  The game will be played on a third of the field from normal sideline to normal sideline.
  9. (j)  Swearing on the field will not be tolerated.
  10. (k)  Lifted ball no lifted balls to eliminate an opponent unless it is a shot at goal. A shot at
    goal must always be lower than the height of the goal backboard.
  11. (l)  No penalty push can be directly scored from.
(m)Goals can be scored from anywhere on the field.
(NB: The organisers reserve the right to alter or change the rules during the tournament as the need arises.)
PO Box 1357, 6A Manawaroa Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand Telephone (06) 356 4562, Fax (06) 356 1797 Email office@hockeymanawatu.org.nz www.hockeymanawatu.org.nz
GAMES
(a) Game Duration.
  • -  Games will start and finish at
    the sounding of the hooter.
  • -  Goals scored before or after this time will not be counted.
  • -  The umpire is the sole judge of half time, and may alter this depending on injuries, or
    other stoppages.
  • -  The hooters will allow for two 12 min halves and a 3 minute half time.
  • -  There will be a 3 minute period to allow teams to leave the field and for the next
    game to set up.
    SAFETY
    The rules have been set to make the games as safe as possible while still making for an interesting competition. Further to this:
  1. (a)  Players are advised to wear mouth guards.
  2. (b)  Players whose teams aren’t currently playing must stay outside the fence area.
  3. (c)  Hockey Manawatu and the organisers will not accept any liability or responsibility for
    injury, medical expenses, damage or loss of property occasioned by participation in this competition.
UMPIRES
The people umpiring the games help make this competition possible. While the rules are as clearly defined as possible, it is the umpire who will interpret them on the field.
(a) Abuse and harassment of umpires will not be tolerated
  • -  Disputing of umpire calls will result in a penalty.
  • -  Continued abuse will result in a yellow or red card being issued.
    (b) Interpretation.
- Questions over calls are to be handled by the captain only. Firstly by talking to the
umpire. If this is not satisfactory then disputes are to be referred to the Organiser for clarification after the game. The decision during the game will stand.
PO Box 1357, 6A Manawaroa Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand Telephone (06) 356 4562, Fax (06) 356 1797 Email office@hockeymanawatu.org.nz www.hockeymanawatu.org.nz

Winter Hockey Information

Winter Hockey is played at Manawaroa Park on Manawaroa Street, Palmerston North.
All ages can play hockey. All grades play on Saturday mornings.  Games starts time are at 9am for our younger players and 10am for our older ones.

Can all players please arrive 15 minutes before the game and make sure that you bring a bottle of water to the game. 

You will need to bring your own mouth guard and shin pads.  The school can provide a hockey stick for you if you need.

Please check out the RSS sports notice board near the Library for all your sports news. 
Also visit www.hockeymanawatu.org.nz for more information.

Tu Toa Tournament


TŪ TOA NETBALL
PRESEASON JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
Friday April 12th, 2013
We would like to offer the Russell Street School Year 6 Netball players an opportunity to participate in a Preseason Tournament.
We see benefit in using this Tournament to gain some valuable court time and as a selection opportunity to make your final decisions before the season commences. The Tournament will be played wet or fine.
Venue:                        Vautier Park
Time:                         First round begins at 4.00pm
Entry Fee:                  $5 per player
Format:                      2 x 10 min halves, 2 min break between halves; no injury time taken. Round Robin, no finals or points overall taken, minimum 3 games per team pending entries. Umpires will be provided.
Snacks/Drinks:         We will operate a CASH ONLY stall.
If you have any questions please contact Moana Lambert.
Email – moana@russellst.school.nz or 0274 331 594.

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Please return this slip to the office with your $5 payment by 20th March 2013
Student Name: ______________________________________ Room Number: ___________

I am able / not able to help the team on tournament day:
Parent Name: _______________________________ Phone Number: ___________________

Tu Toa Coaching Clinic


TŪ TOA NETBALL PRESEASON JUNIOR COACHING CLINICS
Saturday 6th April 2013                          Year 6
Wednesday 10th April 2013                     Year 4 & 5
We would like to offer Primary (Years 4­6) an opportunity to participate in Preseason Netball Skill Coaching Clinics.
We see benefit in using these Clinics to brush up on your existing skills, develop and learn some new skills and get some court time before the season commences.
Venue:                           Vautier Park
Time:                            Saturday & Sunday Clinics: 9.00am­2.00pm Wednesday Clinic: 4.00­6.30pm
Entry Fee:                      $60 per player (Year 6), including a nutritious lunch pack. 

$30 per player (Year 4 & 5), including an after school snack pack
Content:                        Sub group Skills, Drills, Match play, Nutrition & Conditioning sessions
ENTRIES CLOSE:          THURSDAY 27TH MARCH, 2013.  No late entries accepted unless the group ratios can manage such requests.
GUIDELINES

1. Please ensure you have a drink bottle, correct netball court shoes, sunblock and comfortable training clothes.

2. Please ensure you are punctual and available for the fulltime frame so we can maximize our time with you.

3. Please bring your own personal first aid equipment; we will have ice and basic supplies on site for emergency purposes.
4. The Coaching Clinics will operate wet or fine.
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REGISTRATION FORM

Please email or scan your entry form to tutoa@inspire.net.nz or post to TŪ TOA Netball, 889 Milson Line, Rd 5, Feilding 4775
Contact Parent: _______________________________________________________________________________
Contact Details: email: ____________________________________phone: _______________________________
Participants Name: __________________________________________Year Grade: _______________________
Please pay the entry fee of $60/$30 to TŪ TOA Charitable Trust, Account number: 03­0728­04160680­25. Use your personal name as the reference.

Summer Hockey Information

Summer Hockey is played at the twin turfs on Manawaroa Street, Palmerston North.
Year 1, 2, 3 and 4's play on Tuesdays.  Games start times are 4.00pm, 4.30pm or 5pm.
Year 5 and 6's play on Wednesdays.  Games start times are 4.00pm, 4.30pm or 5pm.

Can all players please arrive 15 minutes before the game and make sure that you bring a bottle of water to the game.

You will need to bring your own mouth guard and shin pads.  The school can provide a hockey stick for you if you need.

Please check out the RSS sports notice board near the Library for all your sports news. 
Also visit www.hockeymanawatu.org.nz for more information.

Cricket Information

Can all players please arrive 15 minutes before the game and make sure that you bring a bottle of water to the game.

Kiwi Cricket 
The MCA run 4 grades of Kiwi Cricket Competitions. They are the following:
- Gold Grade - Yr 2 and 3, run on Friday evenings at Fitzherbert Park
(Russell Street School place their Yr 1 and Yr 2 players in the Blue grade)
- Blue Grade - Yr 3 and 4, Saturday mornings at Papaioea Park
- Red Grade - Yr 4 and 5, Saturday mornings at Manawaroa/Ongley Park
- Green Grade - Yr 5 and 6, Saturday mornings at Manawaroa/Ongley Park
All grades are 8 a-side and are meant to be a fun first step in the kids cricketing careers.

Primary B Grade (8 a-side) 
The Primary B Grade is run on Saturday mornings at Ongley Park and is played to Kiwi Cricket rules with a 'Incrediball' or 'Hard ball' used instead of a Kiwi Cricket ball.
Primary A Grade (11 a-side)
Traditional hard ball cricket played at Ongley Park and is the highest competition at primary level. All games are 25 overs and competition points are kept.

In the A and B grades players are required to provide their own white cricket pants and they will be issued a RSS sports top.  In all other grades they will be issued with RSS shorts and top.

Check out the Russell Street School sports notice board near the Library for all your sports news.  
Also visit Manawatu Cricket Association www.mca.org.nz for more information.

Winter Sports Registration 2013


Winter Sports Registration
Fees are for the whole winter season which includes term 2 and 3 and includes GST. Russell Street School makes nothing from these fees and any leftover money is used to provide additional equipment for each code.  The head coach is not required to pay fees for one of his/her child playing in his/her team.
Winter Hockey is played at Manawaroa Park on Saturday mornings. All ages can play and the school has hockey sticks that can be loaned to players if required. 
Shin pads and mouth guards are compulsory and are not supplied by the school. The Hockey season starts in May and ends September.
Netball is played at the Arena B&M Centre on Saturday mornings except for our Year 6 A team who play at Vauiter Park on Saturdays at mid day. Year 3 to Year 6 boys and girls can play Netball. Netball runs from 11th May to 17th August including one tournament on the 11th May.
Basketball is played at the Arena B&M Centre on Thursday afterschool with start times from 4pm to 5.30pm. Year 3 to Year 6 boys and girls can play. The Basketball season starts in May and ends in September.
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Please tick which sports you would like to play:
o Winter Hockey $ 30                         o Netball $50                                          o Basketball $65
Students Name: _________________________________________________ Room No: ______________
Date of Birth: ___________________  School Year: ________________  Clothing Size: __________
Parents/Caregivers Name: ________________________________________________________________
Telephone - Home: _____________________________ Mobile (for texts): ________________________
Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Mobile numbers and email addresses are for your sports notifications. Please only submit numbers and addresses that are checked regularly.
Yes, I’d love to coach a team -

Name: ___________________________________________Sport: __________________________________
Yes, I’d love to manage a team -

Name: ____________________________________________Sport: __________________________________
Please tick:
o   I understand and agree to the uniform borrowing guidelines.
o   I understand and agree with the Fair play agreement.
o   I would like to trial for a Russell Street School A team.
Parents Signature: ____________________Childs Signature: ___________________________________
If you have any questions please contact Moana Lambert – email: moana@russellst.school.nz or 0274 331 594.
Please return to the office with your payment before: Friday 29th March 2013

Cricket Rules


PRIMARY SCHOOL CRICKET ­ RULES AND REGULATIONS
July 2012
‘A’ Grade
  1. The focus of Saturday Morning Cricket is on participation and enjoyment. All players should be allowed to bat and bowl.
  2. Teams are playing for a trophy so need to send in their results each week.
  3. Hours of play are 8.45am to 11.15am. All teams must assemble by 8.30am.
  4. Teams may be up to a maximum of eleven players.
  5. An adult who can also act as an umpire/coach must accompany each team.
  6. Supervisors must ensure that boundaries are set before play commences.
  7. Supervisors must ensure there is no unnecessary wastage of time e.g. excessive run­ ups by bowlers is to be discouraged. Bowlers must hurry back to their marks between deliveries; fielders should run to their positions between overs.
  8. An innings consists of 25 six­ball overs (max 8 balls per over including wides). Maximum of three overs per bowler. Minimum of two overs for every player.
  9. Batters retire after the ball from which they score their 30th run.
  10. Two pads, batting gloves and a box are compulsory attire for batters. Correct fitting helmets are encouraged to be included in team gear.
  11. No fielder is to be within 10 metres of the batter on strike. Exceptions are the wicketkeeper and slip fielders.
  12. No L.B.W.’s.
  13. Wides and no­balls count as one run and are re­bowled (max. 8 balls in an over though). Full tosses over waist height count as a no­ball. A ball bowled off the pitch is a wide. It is not a wide if the ball is struck.
  14. Umpires are free to offer coaching to both teams.
  15. More than one bounce of the ball to the batter at the crease is a no­ball.
  16. Wickets are to be 18 metres in length.
  17. All teams are to supply three stumps and two bails. Stumps are to be placed correctly. At least one bail must be dislodged for a batter to be out.
  18. The normal hard cricket ball (142gm) is to be used.
‘B’ Grade
  1. Focus on participation and enjoyment
  2. There is no formal competition or keeping of points
  3. Hours of play are 8.45am to 11.15am. All teams must assemble by at least 8.30am.
  4. Teams must aim to have team 8 players.
  5. Format of game is KIWI Cricket, with batters batting in pairs. Each pair faces 4 overs, with fielders rotating (except the wicket keeper) each over. Each player will bowl two overs. If batters are out 5 runs are taken off the batting total, but the player remains ‘in’. If a pair is not out at the end of their 4 overs half their total will be added to the score as a bonus. The team with the highest score after all pairs has batted wins the game.
  6. 1st innings must finish by 9.55am even if overs are not completed, then the team batting second has the same amount of overs to complete their innings.
  7. There is no change of wicket keepers per innings.
  8. Batters must wear two pads, gloves and a box at least. Correct fitting helmets are encouraged to be included in team gear. Wicket keepers must wear pads, gloves and a box.
  9. No fielder is to be within 10 metres of the batter on strike. Exceptions are the wicketkeeper and slip fielders.
  10. No L.B.W.’s.
  11. Wides and no­balls count as one run but are not re­bowled. Full tosses over waist height count as a no­ball. A ball bowled off the pitch is a wide. It is not a wide if the ball is struck.
  12. Umpires are free to offer coaching to both teams.
  13. More than one bounce of the ball to the batter at the crease is a no­ball.
  14. Wickets are to be 18 metres in length.
  15. All teams are to supply three stumps and two bails. Stumps are to be placed correctly. At least one bail must be dislodged for a batter to be out.
  16. The normal hard cricket ball (142gm) or ‘Incrediball’ is to be used.
‘C’ Grade
For Green Red, Blue & Gold sections

  1. The focus of Saturday Morning Cricket is on participation and enjoyment.
  2. All players are to bat and bowl.
  3. There is no formal competition or keeping of points.
  4. The maximum number of players in a team is 8.
  5. Teams are to assemble by 8.30am and games are to commence by 8.45am. For Gold grade on Friday evenings, teams are to assemble by 4.45pm and play to start at 5pm at Fitzherbert Park.
  6. Supervisors should be adults who can umpire and are able to set the boundaries before play commences.
  7. Supervisors should ensure that the game flows with no unnecessary wastage of time e.g. excessive run­ups by bowlers.
  8. An over will consist of six balls. At the end of the over the bowler will rotate to the next position on the field and a new bowler will commence their over. Overs should be bowled from one end only, taking into consideration the direction of the sun (Batters are not expect to face into the sun)
  9. Each pair of batters will bat for 4 overs, with Supervisors ensuring that each player faces the same number of balls during their innings. Each pair has unlimited “lives”, but 2 runs are taken from the total for each wicket lost.
  10. If a pair remains not out after its 4 overs, then half their total number of runs is added to their overall score as a bonus.
  11. At the end of the game the side with the highest total wins.
  12. Byes, leg byes, wides and no balls count as runs to the batter. Full tosses over waist height count as a no ball. Any ball that fails to first bounce on the strikers half of the pitch is a no ball. The umpire has the discretion to allow the delivery of the ball further up the pitch should it be obvious that this is required. A ball bowled off the pitch is a wide. Every wide, whether left or struck at and missed is counted as a run. If a player hits the ball it is not a wide. Do not rebowl wides and no balls.
  13. When the ball is bowled no fielder may stand closer than 10 metres from the batter on strike, apart from the wicketkeeper.
  14. Bowlers in the Green and Red sections will bowl overarm. Bowlers in the Blue and Gold grades may bowl underarm if deemed necessary. Umpires should discourage throwing.
  1. The maximum length of pitches for the Green, Red and Blue sections is 16 Metres. For the Gold grade the maximum is 15 Metres.
  2. No L.B.W.'s in any sections. For the Green and Red sections, should a batter hit his wicket while playing a stroke, this will be counted as a dismissal.
  3. The incrediball or the yellow MILO ball should be use by all grades; however Blue and Gold may play with a suitable alternative if an incredible ball is not available.
  4. Umpires are encouraged to offer coaching to both teams.
Recommendations
The MCA recommends that when a delivery is bowled that cannot be hit by the batsman that the umpire quickly places the ball on a batting tee for the batsman to hit and play from there. The delivery bowled would still count but we believe the kids would get far more enjoyment from the game if this was introduced as there are many deliveries that the batsman simply cannot hit and we want them bowling, hitting, fielding, throwing etc as much as possible. Also, perhaps playing 2 innings of 8 overs per team may be a good way of breaking the game up and making it more faced paced and enjoyable for the kids.
We also recommend that parents and coaches run some fun catching, throwing, batting or bowling drills and games on the sideline with the kids not batting. This will help keep them occupied but also help improve their skills.
Remember it’s not a ‘Test Match’ and this is a modified version of cricket that is meant to be fun and enjoyable for the kids.