Junior camps coming back – Dr Blake

first_imgWith the World Junior Championships coming in July, athletics chief Warren Blake is promising that junior team training camps will be held this year. Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), made the promise as he evaluated Jamaica’s performance at last year’s World Youth Championships. Jamaica won just one medal at the event. Blake said that was cause for concern. That single medal was golden, thanks to a fine performance by Christopher Taylor. While that was excellent, the modest team medal count was the worst by a Jamaican World Youth squad. “That is a bit of a concern for us,” he said candidly, “and this year we will be making sure that we have junior camps.” Such camps were standard fare up to 2004. However, the JAAA president said the unavailability of the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport prevented staging one last year. Now the college has a new track and has seen repairs to important facilities there. NO EXCUSE “We will really have no excuse not to have a camp at G.C. Foster this year,” Blake asserted. A three-day camp actually was held to prepare Jamaica’s team to last year’s Pan-American Junior Championships. In former years, however, camps held at G.C. Foster College were staged on weekends during the summer term and on weekdays once the school year was completed. At the previous World Youth Championships, in 2013, Jamaica was outstanding with six gold medals. Some members of that team, including World Youth 110 metres hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde, are eligible for the 2016 World Junior Championships. The host city for the meet is yet to be finalised, but action will begin on July 19.last_img read more

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Weir pleased with advance

first_imgAFTER winning his heat at the Camperdown Classics in 47.30 seconds and placing seventh overall in the event, national senior representative Warren Weir ran his second 400 metres of the season last Saturday at the G.C. Foster Classics. Weir clocked 47.07 seconds on Saturday to win his heat and finished third overall. All the athletes had to struggle with heavy head wind and Weir, who ran a controlled race throughout, was very pleased with his improved run. “I am very pleased with my effort today (Saturday) knowing that I have improved on my time following my opener at Camperdown Classics. I am now getting over my injury and I am hoping to remain fit for the remainder of the season as I am looking forward to a good year,” said Weir. Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer had the top time among college and club athletes on the day as he won his heat in 46.96 seconds, just ahead of Racers Track club’s Annsert Whyte, who won his heat in 46.97 seconds. Among the females, world senior championships 800 metres representative Simoya Campbell of UTech was the best of the day in the women’s 400 metres after winning her heat in 54. 32 seconds. Cameron Blazers’ Jonique Day, who had a keen duel with UWI’s Rushell Clayton in the last 100 metres, won her heat in 54.34 seconds for second overall. G.C. Foster College athletes continued their fine form this season as Diana Johnson, Audra Segree and Everton Clarke scored good wins. In the Women’s 100 metres, Johnson won the event in 12.19 seconds, ahead of UTech’s Megan Simmonds second in 12.32 with the UWI’s Jodean Williams coming in third in 12.36 seconds.last_img read more

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Jamaica squad for Nicaragua World Cup qualifier

first_img Rodolph Austin – captain (unattached), Joel Grant (Exeter City), Simon Dawkins (Derby County), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska), Lance Laing (Edmonton FC), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Michael Seaton (Portland Timbers), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace), Michael Hector (Chelsea FC), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Romer Parkes (AD Isidro Metapan), Darren Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps), AndrÈ Clennon (VPS Vaasa), Hughan Gray (VPS Vaasa), Je-Vaughn Watson (FC Dallas), Demar Phillips (Real Salt Lake), Duwayne Kerr (Sarpsborg), Lee Williamson (Blackburn Rovers), Christopher Humphreys (Preston North End), Sergio Campbell (Columbus Crew), Upston Edwards (Portmore United), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Ladale Richie (Montego Bay United), Cordell Simpson (Montego Bay United), Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo), Deshorn Brown (FC Valerenga). The squad will be reduced to 23 for the game on Friday. Jamaica squadlast_img read more

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Jennifer Ellison-Brown: The best training methods

first_img FARTLEK TRAINING The name Fartlek comes from Swedish meaning ‘speed play’. It involves ‘run as you please’, alternating fast and slow effort over varied terrain such as grass, sand, flat, hills, etc. Fartlek training doesn’t precisely control the work and rest periods. This is very good for game players since games have many changes in speed. The mix of fast and slow work can be changed to suit the sport and energy system. It is used to improve aerobic and anaerobic fitness, depending on how the training is done. CIRCUIT TRAINING This involves a number of different exercises at work stations, which affects the different components of fitness. A circuit usually involves six to10 exercises or activities that take place at the stations. Circuits should be designed to avoid working the same muscle groups at stations that follow one another. The number of work stations, repetition, and the rest periods should add up to 15-20 minutes for one complete circuit. Repeat three to six times, depending on their length. Circuits can be designed for a particular sport. For example, a skill circuit can be constructed for games players wherein exercises can be replaced by short skill practices. CONTINUOUS TRAINING This involves the aerobic system and improves endurance. The aerobic system includes the heart, lungs, and vascular system. Activities such as brisk walking, jogging, running, dancing, cycling, swimming, and rowing are ideal examples of aerobic training. The oxygen demand must be matched by oxygen intake. Continuous means you do not stop to rest. It is submaximal, meaning you do not work flat out. This type of training should last for at least 12 minutes in order to achieve adaptations. The intensity of training can be judged from the heart (pulse) rate. Therefore, if you train within certain target heart rate training zones during aerobic exercise, the most efficient gains in aerobic fitness will be achieved without starting to work anaerobically and developing an oxygen debt. This is dependent on age, gender, and resting heart rate of the individual. The target heart training rate zone is worked out by subtracting your age from 220 and then aiming to keep your heart rate between 60% and 85% of this maximum figure. For example, for a person of 45 years who wants to exercise for 20 minutes, three times per week: Max Heart Rate = 220 – 45 = 175 60% of 175 = 105 85% of 175= 150 approximately. Therefore, the person should aim for a target heart rate of 105-150 beats per minute during exercise. There are a wide variety of training methods based on the ways in which the body adapts to regular exercise. All the methods can be adapted to suit particular training programmes.center_img INTERVAL TRAINING This involves exercising at a certain rate (work interval) for a certain time then resting for a certain period (rest interval) in order to recover and then repeating the process. Sessions of interval training can be organised into sets with longer rest intervals between sets. For example, running 200 metres in sets of six with a one-minute jog round between each one then resting for a longer period of 10 minutes before repeating the whole process another two times. Both the aerobic and anaerobic systems can be improved using this method. The length of the rest-recovery period depends on how hard you exercise (intensity) during the work interval. STRENGTH TRAINING This is used to develop strength, power, muscular endurance, and speed. Methods used include weights and plyometrics. Weight training Using weights as a form of resistance training, ( either free weights or weights in machines). Any weight-training programme can take account of your current state of fitness – the amount of weight, the number of repetitions, and the recovery periods can all be adjusted to progressively load muscles. Training for strength involves high resistance (weights) and few repetitions. Training for muscular endurance involves low resistance and many repetitions. Plyometrics This is a series of explosive movements designed to improve muscular power (explosive strength). This involves rebound jumping (on to and off boxes), bounding, leaps, and skips, press-ups with claps, hopping, throwing, and catching a medicine ball. Exercises that involve the contraction of muscles from a stretch position are known as plyometric. Plyometric training puts great stress on the muscles and joints and should only be attempted as part of an organised training programme.last_img read more

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Sarwan backs Caricom solution

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Former captain Ramnaresh Sarwan has blamed the regional board for the decline of West Indies cricket and believes Caricom’s intervention represents the best chance 0f ensuring the sport’s revival.The 35-year-old Guyanese, who led West Indies in four Tests and five One-Day Internationals, said the region possessed plenty talent but administrators had failed to manage the game properly, and this had led to the team’s slump internationally.”WICB needs to take responsibility for the fall of WI cricket,” he told the Chronicle newspaper in Guyana.”I don’t think it’s a situation that we are lacking talent. It’s just that we don’t have the right people managing our cricket.”We cannot have so many talented players in the Caribbean and not be in the top four teams in the world [in Tests and ODIs].”Sarwan is the latest player to wade into the debate over the WICB’s management of the game, following Twenty20 captain Darren Sammy’s criticism of the regional governing body after his side’s capture of the T20 World Cup in India last Sunday.SHOCKWAVESIn a post-match interview, Sammy said the players felt “disrespected” by the board, a remark that sent shockwaves through the cricketing world. The WICB quickly apologised to the international cricket community for what it labelled an “inappropriate” comment.Since then, former one-day captain Dwayne Bravo, leading opener Chris Gayle, and legendary former captain Sir Viv Richards have come out in support of Sammy.Sarwan, who played 87 Tests and 181 ODIs, said the board had not been accountable enough in the past.”I think (Darren) Sammy was spot on in his interview. Over the years, the West Indies board, especially the directors and administrators – whatever you want to call them – tended to do a lot of stuff and get away with it,” he said.And with a CARICOM-commissioned governance panel recommending the “immediate dissolution” of the board and the formation of a new structure, Sarwan said the regional nation grouping held the key.”I like the initiative that Caricom is taking to try and resolve the problem. I think once Caricom gets involved and they put their foot down, they will find some sort of solution,” he said.last_img read more

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Kirk Brown turns Digicel Imagine Run 5K into own street party

first_img JUNIOR TEAM Llori Sharpe, only 16 years old, but distinguished as a junior Team Jamaica triathlete, crossed the finish line at 21 minutes and 47 seconds, ahead of her closest rival, 14-year-old Chantay Chamberlain. Road race veteran Arieta Martin, who is 36 years old, was third in 22 minutes and 48 seconds. “My objective was to make sure that I got out ahead of the pack that usually forms early in the race and then get into my rhythm, increase my pace and cross the finish line,” said Sharpe. The win, she says, gives her confidence to go farther as a triathlete. There were over 13,500 participants, the largest number ever for the fast-growing event. In the coming weeks, Digicel will announce the total sum raised from the 5K and will hand over the monies to the nine beneficiaries, namely, the Jamaica Autism Support Association, Jamaica Down’s Syndrome Foundation, Early Stimulation Plus, Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Mustard Seed Communities, Special Olympics Jamaica, Jamaica Paralympic Association, Abilities Foundation and the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf/Deaf Can Coffee. The Digicel Imagine Night Run was sponsored by Mello FM, Marksman, PayPak, Jamaica Producers Group, Urban Development Corporation, Express Fitness, Logo Stitch, Main Event, National Outdoor Advertising, Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd., Honeybun, Innovative Signs, Jamaica Producers, ARRC Media, ProComm, The Lab, Courts Ready Cash, Courts Optical, Running Events, Urban Development Corporation, Pure National Ice, Logostitch, Gatorade and KSAC. The media sponsors are Bess FM, Irie FM, Zip FM, Loop, Nationwide News Network, Love, Suncity, Sportsmax, and members of the RJR Group, including Power 106, Hitz 92 and TVJ. KIRK BROWN is turning the Digicel Imagine 5K Night Run into his own little spectacle. For the third time, Brown proved to be master of the streets and alleyways of downtown Kingston and in cool conditions on a wet road, he decimated the field to take the men’s title in the fifth staging of the annual event, which raises funds for ‘special needs’. The 29-year-old, who also won last year, was 11 seconds faster than 23-year-old Oshane Archibald, the second-place finisher. Dwayne Graham clocked a respectable 17 minutes and three seconds to take third place in the men’s category. “My aim was to come out here and win it another year. The wet roads made it a bit more challenging, but I’m glad I made it though.” The women’s segment was dominated by teenagers, two of whom placed among the top three.last_img read more

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Juve respect Fiorentina

first_imgJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic assured Juventus is full of respect for tomorrow’s Serie A opponents, Fiorentina.The Bianconeri travel to Florence this weekend, for what is sure to be a hostile atmosphere at Stadio Artemio Franchi, where they will face one of their most bitter rivals.”It’s a difficult place to go, so we’ll have to play a good game,” Pjanic said in the build-up to the highly anticipated clash. “It’s a game in which we want to take all three points. We know we’ll have to fight to the end, and it’ll be a game which comes down to the details.”We have a lot of respect for these opponents, so we need to be humble, but above, all we want to take home three points.Juve Coach Massimiliano Allegri complained that his side keep dropping in intensity, after coming close to throwing away the win against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia.concentration”We just have to keep our concentration. It shouldn’t be happening, we need to close out games earlier,” said the tactician. “We’re going forward, we’re working well and we’re getting results but there are some details which we need to correct.”Up until now the team has always been able to correct what we’ve been doing wrong and we want to do that in the coming games.”Pjanic, who has scored seven goals and created nine assists since joining Juventus from AS Roma in the summer, also spoke about his link-up play, particularly with striker Paulo Dybala and his general contribution.”The objective is always to find ourselves between the lines,” Pjanic explained.”Then we have the freedom to combine with each other and switch positions upfront. We find each other on the pitch very often, and it’s easy and a pleasure to play with him in the side.”We have so many good players and we respect that the coach tries to put the best team out on the pitch.”And as I’ve said, I make space for Dybala and he makes space for me. We combine, and now we understand each other’s movements well.”last_img read more

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PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ PBA Rookie Draft aspirants. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAspiring neophytes can now take the first step to their dreams with the PBA now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The draft proceedings is set on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila as it ushers in the new wave of players coming in the league.ADVERTISEMENT The deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1 while local-born applicants have until October 12 to file their papers.Once the preliminary list for Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls has been released, a month-long deliberation on the applicants’ eligibility will ensue and the final list of applicants will be released on October 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’There will be a two-day Draft Combine late in October to test the applicants’ skill sets and gauge their physical abilities in front of PBA coaches. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

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CEU, La Salle-Zobel dribblers try to extend WNCAA reign

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Futsal competition starts on Sept. 10 at University of Asia and the Pacific gym.“We balance the rigors of education and sports and try to excel in both,” said Poveda president Dr. Azucena Camagan, who led the season launch yesterday at Poveda Quezon City.CEU also ruled taekwondo, table tennis, badminton, swimming and cheerleading last season to bag the seniors overall crown. DLSZ was overall midgets and juniors winner.Poveda will defend the midgets cheerdance crown. Angelicum College, Assumption College, Chiang Kai Shek College, La Salle College Antipolo, Miriam College, St. Scholastica’s College and St. Stephen’s High School are the other member schools.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Move on? Not so fast WNCAA secretary general Ma. Angelica Dela Cruz, vice president Juanito Alamillo of CEU and executive director Maria Vivian Manila; Poveda academic support head Charisse Marie Raagas and Basic Education principal Annabelle Sanchez; commissioners Bryan Tabanag of basketball and Adrian Tabanag of volleyball; and representatives of the members schools joined Camagan in the press conference. ROMINA S. AUSTRIACentro Escolar University seeks a seventh straight senior basketball title while De La Salle Zobel, despite the graduation of four players to the junior ranks, is confident of nailing an unprecedented eighth consecutive midgets championship as the 48th Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association unfurls this Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig.CEU will open its bid against league rookie University of Makati at 3 p.m. after the 12 noon junior clash between Poveda and Saint Jude Catholic School and the 1:30 p.m. midgets match pitting DLSZ and St. Paul College Pasig. ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal First-time host Poveda College will lead 15 other schools in the opening ceremony which starts 10 a.m. at Philsports Arena in Pasig. Poveda alumnae who have excelled in their sports careers will be among the special guests. This season’s theme is “Audacia Sin Limites” (Courage without limits).UMAK will see action in all seniors sports–badminton, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, futsal, swimming, taekwondo and table tennis, according to athletic director Dominador Lera, Jr. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Other events are cheerdance (midgets division only) and softball (juniors only) and demonstration sports poomsae and mini cheerdance (for Preparatory to third grade students).Volleyball defending champion San Beda College Alabang jumpstarts its bid on Sunday against Philippine Women’s University in the 2 p.m. main game at Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaycenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

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Gilas taps Austin, Akhuetie for Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next MOST READ Break new ground READ: Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in ChinaThe 7-foot-1 Austin, 23, is an alumnus of Baylor University, but went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogApart from Austin, another import in Bright Akhuetie, who is currently serving his residency after transferring from University of Perpertual Help to University of the Philippines, will also beef up the team.FILE PHOTO – Bright Akhuetie goes for a dunk. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAkhuetie averaged 17.6 and 12.1 rebounds in his last season for the Altas in the NCAA. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Austin, who arrives in Manila on Tuesday, is currently signed with Guangxi Rhinos in China’s second division National Basketball League after suiting up for KK FMP Beograd in Serbia last season, where he averaged 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds.Gilas is slotted in Group A with ONGC of India, Mono Vampire of Thailand, Petrochimi of Iran, and Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine in the group stages.READ: Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Champions CupIf the Philippine team progresses past the preliminary round, it is set for a collision course against naturalized center Andray Blatche and his mother ball club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES Blackwater set to acquire Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Isaiah Austin. AP PhotoSeeking to boost its roster for the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is set to tap Isaiah Austin as a potential candidate for naturalization.Sources close to the situation bared that the SBP is also bringing in Austin to backstop Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas in the eight-team club tournament from Sept. 22-30 in Chenzhou, China.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

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