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12 THE KENNEDY YEAR-BOOK I SECONDARY SCHOOL ATHLETICS ( f the many traits which jjradiially dcveloi) in children, the .spirit of play is most pre lominant. A child who does not have the desire to play is usually not considered normal. . s bodily development c«)ntinnes. the need of physical activity becomes more and more neces.sary. This physcal activity }fradnally revpiires supervision and discipline which in a large measure is obtained in the schools. When a boy attains high school age his physi¬ cal energy requires an outlet. Many students do not jiarticijiate in athletics due to fear of criticism or ridicule by their associates. Many boys are self-conscious and hesitate to try their hand at games because they fear their efforts will not lead to jierfection. (Occasionally we meet boys who do not wish to exert the energy re(|uired for participation in games. Such students are few in the lower forms but are (juite common in our upper school classes. There are pupils in our fifth forms who never held a baseball bat, never caught a softball, never scored a basket nor made a tackle. There are naturally boys who dislike team games but there are otlier sports in which they may participate. In spite of this fact, the same students referred to above have never swung a golf club, never wielded a tcnni.s racket nor dived six feet of clear water. In one physical education class composed of fifth form students several informed me that their only exercise is dancing. Now dancing is undoubtedly a splendiil form of recreation ami has its jilace in social life. However the exce.ss energy which is contained in the body of the normal boy reipiires a stronger outlet than dancing. In general, boys who do not eliminate the sur|)lus energy are the ones wlm roam the streets without sujiervision or otherwise get into difficidtics. ' I ' lie modern higli school offers an attractive program of athletics which should appeal to every normal youth. Twenty years ago the athletic jirogram of most schools was extremely limite l due to lack of eeptipment and lack of knowledge concerning the benefits of a balanced physical eilncation course. With few exceptions there was little coaching as we know it today. In Kennedy Cidlegiate there are programs of both team games and individual activities. It is realized that every student has different tastes in athletics as in other things. With all the activities now offered in this school every boy should be able to par¬ ticipate in some physical e.xercise which appeals to him. Not only are there school teams which compete in extramural schedules, but there are also intramural activities within the reach of every high school boy. Kennedy Collegiate is fortunate in the extent of its e |uipment and yet there are a large number of our students who do m)t avail themselves of the privileges jiro- vitled. Many of our npiver school boys are even toil iiuhdeni to remove their clothes for a swim. Swimming is an activity which is generally- regarded as the finest form of exercise. Other athletics conducted in this school include tennis, pingpong, softball, water polo, football, soccer, track and field events, and basketball. In selecting the members of school teams a number of candidates .are naturally eliminated, ' riiere are always numerous candidates for junior teams and a shortage for senior teams. . ny boy who is not cho.sen for a schotd team should not be discouraged and should make another attempt as soon as ])ossil)le. ivven if he is never selected to represent his schtiol, he is bound to derive some benefit which will aid him in the future. He will at least have a knowledge of that jiar- ticular sport. l or the stu dent who cannot attain the necessary skill to become a member of a team, there is always ample opportunity in intramural competition. In the past two or three years we have had difficulty in obtaining a suf¬ ficient number of participants to compete in intramural schedules, jiarticularly in the middle and upper school classes. When it is considered that interform games include basketball, football, softball, tennis, track and field. ping|)ong, swim¬ ming, etc., there can be little excuse for lack of participation except indifference. Kven though students do not desire to par¬ ticipate actively in sports they can always jiartici- l)ate as spectators. The boy who is not even interested in witnessing an athletic contest is below average. When school teams compete against other schools in various sports there is plenty of oi i ortimity for the student body to support their representatives. In Kennedy Col¬ legiate there is a large part of the .student body which is absolutely indifferent to school activities. The benefits of athletics are generally recog¬ nized as essential to the average boy. I ' lealthful growing bodies retjuirc the exercise jirovidcd by games. .Xthletics not only j)rovide an ijutlet for youthful energy, but also provide development mentallx and spiritnally. Team games teach a boy the meaning of co-operation, sportsmanshi] and friendshij). . thletes learn early to show con¬ sideration for others. They become accustomed to discipline, .so necessary in ordinary life. Youths who have participated in athletics find little difficulty in making associates in new circum¬ stances. .Athletes arc constantly striving for perfection, which is the goal in any vocation they follow after graduation. The criticism is often given that athletes neglect acamedic work in favour of sports. It should be noted however that students rcfiuire a ])ass to partiepate in games. There are numerous students who lo not play games of any kind and still fail to obtain a ]i.assing standard. In athletics, strength, ability and mental alertness are matched. .Ml athletics recjuire a competitive spirit and in a growing boy the devclo])mcnt of this spirit is absolutely es.sential. The basic principle of all athletic competitions is that of the Olympic (lamcs: to develop a higher type of maidujod. —Mr. ( ' leorge Chapman.
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THE KENCOLL 1 940 13 IMMMlillMllllllinMMIIIIiMtllliMMMilllMIIMIlMMIIIMIIIMMIIIttllMIIMIMHIIIIItttllllllllMIIMIIItlttllMIIIMHMHIMIIHIIIIIIIHIIMMMatlllMMMMtlllMllinillHIIIIMMIIIIIIIMMIIIMMIHHIMMMHMIMtllMIM SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM Back row. left to right: Foster New. Pete Grayson, Gerald Duck. Mr. Gilbert (Principal), Bob Allen. Don Anderson, Bob Gallen. John Meyer, Mickey Warner. Centra row. left to right: Mr. Ken Wills (Coach), Jack Hobbs. Date Jenner. Wally Reid. Sandy M cGaw, Jack Heaton, John Fawcett, Don Martin, Harold Moore (Manager). Front row. left to right: Bill Barton. Harold Londeau. Walter Zybura. Bob Waddington (Captain), Ed Volick, Keith McEwen. Earl Jones. Absent. Herb Dakin. Fred Forster. JUNIOR FOOTBALL TEAM W.O.S.S.A. CHAMPIONS 1939 Back row. left to right: Mr. George Chapn an (Coach), Henry Lachoskl, George Edwards. Bob Van Slambrouck. Jack Hubbell, DarweM Tisdale. Jim Murphy, Renalto Granziol, Mr. A. F. S. Gilbert (Principal). Centre row, left to right: Chris Abilgaard, Johnny Mills, Americo Sovran, Morris Mirsky. Don MacCuaig, Stanley Tymezak, Lome Jenner, John Jones. Harold Moore (Manager). Front row. left to right: Lloyd Warwick. Tom Barton, Frank Woods, Ken Clarke, Ross Cuthbert (Captain), Victor Huszty, Ted Mallender, Ken Learmonth, Max Clark
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