Cricket

Cricket was invented in the vast fields of England, supposedly by shepherds who herded their flock. Later on this game was shown benevolence by aristocrats, and now has the stature of being England's national game.

THE GAME
Cricket involves two teams with 11 players on each side. The captain who wins the toss decides whether his team bats or bowls first. If they bat first , their aim is to score a lot of runs and make sure the other team does not reach that score.

KEY PLAYERS
Three functions of the players are 1. BATSMEN, 2. BOWLING 3. FIELDING.

  • Batsmen - one who scores runs of the balls bowled by the bowler.
  • Bowler - One who bowls, and tries to get the batsmen "out".
  • Fielder - Players (10) who assist the bowler in achieving his goal.

Volley Ball

Volleyball, game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net, trying to make the ball touch the court within the opponents’ playing area before it can be returned. To prevent this a player on the opposing team bats the ball up and toward a teammate before it touches the court surface—that teammate may then volley it back across the net or bat it to a third teammate who volleys it across the net. A team is allowed only three touches of the ball before it must be returned over the net.

Terms and Lingo

  • Ace - When the ball is served to the other team and no one touches it.
  • Combination - elements from the balance and dynamic routines
  • Roof - When a player jumps above the height of the net and blocks the ball.
  • Dig - When a player makes a save from a very difficult spike.
  • Mixed Pairs - a male base and a female top etc.

Badminton

Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the ground, and the shuttlecock may only be struck once by each side before it passes over the net.

Equipments :

  • Racket
  • Shuttlecock
  • Net
  • Line Court
  • Badminton shoes

Kabaddi

Kabaddi is an ancient Indian sport and it has been very popular almost everywhere in India. Kabaddi is often seen as one of the ancient wrestling sport. Actually, it can be called a wrestling sport, but along with it plenty of other things are also involved. The word Kabaddi has come from a Tamil word, Kai-pidi which means “holding hands”.

Key Skills Required for playing kabaddi

  • Raids
  • Holding one's breath
  • Dodging
  • Formation
  • Movement of hands and feet
  • Holding etc.

Carrom

The game of carrom is an interesting combination of pool and air hockey, but highly accessible as an indoor family game, being compact and portable. The game features square wooden board with four corner pockets and is played by flicking a “striker” disc with one’s fingers at the target pieces or carrom “men”. The goal of the game is to collect points by sinking the nine carrom “men” of your colour, plus the red “queen” piece, into the pockets before your opponent.

Equipments :

  • Carrom board x 1
  • Carrom pieces x 18 (9 white & 9 black)
  • Red Queen x 1
  • Striker x 1
  • Carrom powder (a sprinkle)