P. E. Conference Abstracts
SEPAK TAKRAW ABSTRACTS FOR CONFERENCE SESSIONS:
“Sepak” is Malay for “kick” and “Takraw” is Thai for “hand-woven ball”. As a net game, this sport was first developed in Malaysia, then spread quickly throughout the rest of South East Asia … and in fact is now Malaysia’s national sport.
Sepak Takraw is: a cross between soccer and volleyball played on a doubles badminton court, as 3 players on each side of a 5-foot high net get three chances to kick, knee, shoulder, or head a hand-woven ball back to the opposing team. The strategy, like volleyball, is to make the best use of your three hits to pass, set and spike the ball as the opposing team attempts to block – but all without the use of hands or arms!
Benefits of Sepak Takraw are that it: can be played as a solo activity, group recreation, or team sport; can be played indoor or outdoor; develops excellent eye-foot co-ordination, leg strength, and flexibility; enhances the skills required for playing soccer; and is very inexpensive to play (equipment is minimal and inter-club traveling can be done in one vehicle since there are only 3 or 4 players on a team – perfect for smaller schools).
Overall Main Benefit of Sepak Takraw is: that it is a new game and very appealing, so it attracts participation in a form of recreation that helps develop the largely neglected area of eye-foot coordination and promotes active living among "youth of all ages", but primarily for ages 9 or 10 - adult. There are now over 30 countries playing Sepak Takraw world-wide, with the IOC having viewed it for future Olympic consideration, so isn’t it time your school got its kicks?
Short Abstract 1:
This fun-filled game of Sepak Takraw mainly combines Soccer and Volleyball on a badminton court, using unique hand-woven balls. Taught properly, participants quickly discover how easy the game is to play … it’s all about modifying and progressions – and developing the largely neglected area of eye-foot coordination. This is a very inexpensive, practical, extremely fun sport that anyone can play … over 30 countries now playing, isn’t it time your school got its kicks?
Short Abstract 2:
Learn how to execute and teach the basic kicks for Sepak Takraw and play the game, which mainly combines soccer & volleyball on a badminton court … pass, set, spike, block, but no hands! It develops eye-foot coordination, is extremely active & fun, and is a very inexpensive sport to introduce! You’ll also learn the keys for success: modifications, benchmarks & progressions.
Sepak Takraw, a game combining soccer & volleyball on a badminton court … pass, set, spike, block, but no hands! Develops eye-foot coordination. Easily modified. Extremely active & fun!