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Celebrating global heroes

Connecting Globally

Celebrating global heroes

Connecting Globally

Learning Intentions

Teams and team members who qualify for major events have their own unique experience of wins, losses and team selection. Major events requires preparation, planning, and match fitness.

Learning intentions for this experience are:

  • Explore different experiences and pathways to major events.
  • Understand how teams and players prepare for major events.

Kōrero | Discussion

  • How does a player prepare for major events?
  • How does the team prepare for major events?

Ngā ngohe | Activities

Hall of Fame

Select ten players from teams who competed in major events.

Identify the following information:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Nationality.
  • Successes and challenges.
  • The sources of this information.

Select one player:

  • Write, draw, record, or present a story about their journey to major events.

Mana enhancing

Research the history of the a major event.

Consider the following questions:

  • When and why did the event begin?
  • How does your major event contribute to the mana of your chosen event?
  • Create a mind map, poster, slide deck or recording to share your ideas.

Plan and play

  • Discover how a team and team members become match ready.
  • Consider physical fitness, diet, and their training schedule.
  • Create a training schedule for a football player. Include SMART goals and actions (see below).
  • Create a training schedule for a physical event for yourself ( for example: football, a two-day bush walk, ocean swimming).
  • Follow your plan and diet and record your progress.
  • Illustrate your schedule or progress results.

SMART goals diagram

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