I have always wanted to play basketball as everyone keeps telling me that with your height you can become a good basketball player so CAS gave me a chance to learn a new sport which was very helpful for me as a learned a new sport and become more diversified. Moreover, I got the chance to showcase my learning in the tournament organised at school. The learning outcomes achieved were LO 1, LO 2 and LO 4.
LO 1-Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
My strengths in this sport were my determination to learn a new sport. My physical skills as I was already a sportsman so it was easier for me a learn another sport. My weaknesses were that I had no experience playing sports with a hand as I was a footballer and I didn’t have the judgment so I would frequently miss shots. I improved my accuracy after practicing this sport every 3 times a week. Which was later helpful in the tournament.
LO 2-Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
Learning basketball has improved my eye to hand coordination which will be very beneficial for me in the future. I also helped me develop gross motor skills such as running faster and higher jumps and it also gave exposure to team cooperation as basketball is also a team sport.
LO 4-Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
I practiced this sport 3 times a week which shows my dedication towards this sport. I had a lot of difficulties getting used to this sport as football is a high contact game whereas If I touch an opponent player while he is running is a foul so it was very frustrating in the beginning also my shooting was very bad as my accuracy was not developed in this sport so it was irritating seeing other players shoot to go in but not mine. Still, I didn’t quit with shows the determination I had to learn this sport.
LO 5- Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
A team sport requires great collaboration for better performance and on that note, I got to experience the gains working together has on the final outcome. When were we playing in coordination with each other we were playing better. The tournament it helped my develop team work which will help me in all aspects of life in the future.
To conclude, it was a great life learning for me as I learnt a new sport and also learnt to become more patient in life and understand that I am not good at everything and it takes to learn.