Khel mahakumbh was a basketball tournament at a district level. I was selected in U -19 G basketball team and we practiced for the event prior a month. I have been playing basketball for some time but due to my studies, I took a break from it for 1 year. Khel mahakumbh was my 1st event after the break and I think it was important for me to participate to recover my health and get back for a balanced lifestyle. Sports play an important role in everyone’s life and since I was not a sporty person I thought of participating. Our practice mostly includes drills, fitness and actual fitness.
The learning outcomes that I achieved during the following CAS experience were:
LO 1: Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth
During the practice, I realized that my defense skills were very bad and I need to work towards it and along with that my overall game was also unsatisfactory. This made me realized that I needed a lot of practice to improve my game. But I was good at shooting to a small extent which was a positive side but then also I needed to put a lot of effort in order to improve my game.
LO 2: Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
Since I am not a sporty person playing in a tournament was quite challenging for me. Along with that, one challenge I faced was keeping up with others. since I was a new member of the team it took me some time to recognize their patterns and members. I have been to a tournament similar to this before but it was with a different team. The unfamiliar environment and lack of skills made this very challenging for me but gradually I learned new skills such as defense and different ways of passing the ball etc.
LO 3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
Since we had 1 month to practice before the event, we needed to plan our sessions appropriately according to the team’s strengths and weaknesses. First, when we got the teams, we categorized everyone according to their teams. After that, we distributed our time effectively to drills, fitness, and matches. Planning has helped us a lot in improving our overall game because at the end of the session we were able to cover a lot.
LO 4: Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences
We needed to be regular in our session throughout the month which was a commitment for me. Sometimes, we needed to come early to the school for practice, and sometimes I needed to practice on my own in free slots to have a good game. Since I was a not a sporty person it was difficult for me but I realized that this commitment helped me play better in my matches.
LO 5: Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
Since basketball is a team game it was very crucial to have an understanding among the team members. initially, working in a team was difficult for me because I was a new member, and recognizing everyone’s game and skills took me some time. But gradually it becomes easier and fun to play in that team and I believe teamwork is very important in every sport.
LO 6: Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
The issue of global significance that was focused in this cas experience was good health. This global issue has helped me recognize how important health is for a good life. When I started playing I realized that my stamina is very low and I don’t have the capacity to play more than 20 mins and after this cas experience I felt more fitter and good because of which I continued playing.
LO7 – The ethical issue involved in the following CAS experience was adhering to the rules and regulations of the game. Some team members were getting aggressive during the game and playing unethically which is not at all appreciated by the judges and can’t lead to negative consequences. Yes, this ethical issue affected me directly because while playing the game some opponents were trying to distract me through shouting, and all of that and playing ethically was becoming difficult for me. But in the end, they got penalized for that and my patience helped me remain ethical. So my views regarding the following issue change as before I used to think that breaking some rules and regulations might not affect anything but I was wrong. We should always play by the rules as that makes our game true.
Hence, this CAS experience has helped me realise how important a balanced life is and we should always make sure that our health is equally good as other aspects of life. Good health makes our work efficient.