Saturday, July 21, 2007

Accidents and more accidents!

VS Boys, I've set 2 dislocated wrists this year already in VS- you boys are getting more and more accident prone. Please take care of yourselves and avoid putting yourself at unecessary risks like:
1) Playing football in the rain at the basket ball court
2) Pushing each other or trying to trip each other for 'fun'
3) Clowning around while travelling from VS to East Coast- especially at the underpass near the storm drain and crossing the pedestrain crossing.

For those in my PE Theory class, I've talked about how accidents happen even during highly regulated events in Track and Field. Remember we were talking about 2 reasons for having a 'scratch line' in the javelin throw- standardised measurement and safety.

So that's why we constantly emphasise safety to you all during PE. Look at this Javelin accident from You-Tube- "The incident occurred midway through the evening when Finnish thrower Tero Pitkamaki slipped at the end of his run-up, hurling the javelin out to the left of the landing area and spearing Sdiri in his right side as he crouched in the long jump warm-up section"

Sdiri's liver and spleen were pierced but he's expected to be ok.

If you guys feel that you need to test your agility and dexterity, then you you try doing what Chris Bliss does in this clip:

Here we see the two extremes of skillful perfection versus clumsy accidents happening to both professionals. So who would you wanna be boys?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what an amazing video.