Jarrett, nice combination
that time with Sumpter. And she still has it. Jarrett’s been a handful. Here’s Ordonez, wide open. And she scores. [MUSIC PLAYING] Jarrett comes streaking
out of the pack. Has the support on
the right-hand side. She may not need it. Rebecca Jarrett taking it
all the way into the box. Now lays it off for
McCool [INAUDIBLE].. [MUSIC PLAYING]
(In Mandarin) We have known each other since we were young. (Bao Chou): We met while playing basketball. Back then, we saw each other every day so we would play together and chat. (Teck Ann): Both play and fight! (Bao Chou): Even till now, we’re still playing basketball together. [Cheer] [Doorbell ringing] The 30 of us are a group of friends who love playing basketball. Amongst us, we have… Jia Qiang, you can say that he is our big boss. Geng Wen, he used to be the most popular player. Da Jiao is the oldest player in our team. And there’s Teck Ann. He has the most number of fans from National Junior College. (Teck Ann): I sell mixed rice at National Junior College. (Teck Ann): We have all been friends for 30 to 40 years. (Bao Chou): Teck Ann always made us skip class to play basketball. He complained that there was no one else to play with. So we skipped class to play with him. (Teck Ann): They were worse influences! After playing, they made me chase girls with them. [Laughs] (Geng Wen): At that time, we were studying at The Chinese High School. (Teck Ann): Nanyang Girls’ School was our sister school. (Bao Chou): We didn’t do well in our studies… but our lovers were from a prestigious school! [Laughs] (Bao Chou): After we graduated from school we lost contact with each other. Two years ago, by coincidence… (Bao Chou): We called one another and now we have so many friends back here playing. (Jia Qiang): Every Wednesday, rain or shine we will come here either to play basketball or to gather. We felt happier the more we played. because we were back together playing and reminiscing. In the 29 years of my marriage my wife and I were always together. After I started playing basketball every week she got very angry. I was gone for a full three hours! If Da Jiao or anyone else doesn’t come to play this week we will know. (Da Jiao): We will look through the orbituary section. (Geng Wen): We will definitely get hooked on playing basketball. This addiction motivates us to exercise. (Geng Wen): After playing, we will relive the past with alcohol. We will talk nonsense! (Teck Ann): They drink, but I don’t. I don’t drink! (Geng Wen): There are many famous players that came from our team. There are a lot of good players. (Bao Chou): I remember when we went to Xiamen for a competition. Back then, the ground wasn’t like this court. It was a mud court. When we played spectators climbed up the trees to watch us. (Bao Chou): The most handsome among us? You can say that it’s him. We always told him to pass us the girls that he rejected but he refused. [Laughs] (Jia Qiang): Sometimes we compete in local tournaments. We even travel overseas to participate in competitions. Losing or winning doesn’t matter as long as we have fun. After playing, we will head to the coffeeshop to drink, eat and hang out. (Da Jiao): Now we know how precious friendship is. (Jia Qiang): More so when we grow older. (Jia Qiang): There is a lot of body contact in basketball. So when we play, we are not very rough. We will give in to each other. (Da Jiao): We play to exercise not to win. At this age, I play slower. [Laughs] (Jia Qiang): He’s faster than me. He even snatches the ball! We are afraid that he will get a heart attack. (Bao Chou): Basketball is a friendly sport for us. When we perspire after playing that’s when we feel happiest. Our group of friends have been together for so long. We have been playing together since young. (Teck Ann): We are closer than brothers. (Geng Wen): Definitely closer than brothers. (Bao Chou): Playing basketball every week having fun with each other it’s really a good life. This is definitely a lifelong friendship.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Goal Cavaliers. Goal Cavaliers. Goal Cavaliers. Goal Cavaliers. Goal Cavaliers. Goal Cavaliers.
[RETRO GAME MUSIC PLAYING]
Now, we’re going to show you the positioning
of the goalie if a player is behind the net. Now, it’s important that if the player is
going behind the net, you always have your head up, moving it constantly so you can see
where the puck is going. Also, make sure, if you think the puck is going to one side
that you can get to that post as quick as possible. Sometimes though, you have to watch
out as if a player might go one way but will try to do a wrap around going the other way.
Always have your head up, keep moving it side to side and try to get your body as quickly
as possible from post to post. Also, be aware that passes might come from behind the goal
line, in front of the net, so it’s important to have your stick out to break up those passes. That’s man behind the net.
All right. I want to talk to you a little
bit about shooting either the roller hockey ball or the roller hockey puck. Pretty much
the same technique. Even in ice hockey, it’s the same technique. What you’re going to do
is, you want to get yourself planted, legs spread apart, like you’re in a seated position.
Squat down a little bit. And all you’re going to do is bring the ball back, and bring all
of your weight onto your back foot. Bring it back as far as you can, and then you’re
going to follow through into the front leg and follow through with your stick, and point
to exactly where you’re going to shoot. So you’re going to lean back and follow through.
Pull it back and follow through. That’s just a wrist shot. So try that out, see if it works.
You practice it, and you’ll get a little better at it.
Now we are going to show some different angles
how to cut down shots. As you can see here, the goalie is standing on the goal line in
his basic stance. But as you can see, there are a lot of open targets in the net for a
shooter to score. But if the goalie comes out of the net, it cuts down the angle of
Depending on where the puck is, the angle that you have can help minimize threats. When you are cutting down angles, generally
the goalie should not come too far outside the crease.
How to Play Street Hockey. If you’re less than agile on skates or if
you just don’t like the cold, this guide will have you slapping that puck without the risk
of slipping on the ice. You will need Playing area Street hockey sticks
Ball or street puck Net Protective gear and pads Sneakers Rollerblades Friends and neighbors
Stones or sidewalk chalk and indoor playing area (optional). Step 1. Find a good place to play, such as a tennis
court, a street cul-de-sac, a parking lot, or a flat rooftop. Move indoors to a gymnasium or a large basement
when the weather’s too cold or when it rains. Step 2. Find some hockey sticks, a ball or street
puck, and a simple net. Be creative if you lack specific items –use
a tennis ball or even a soda can if you don’t have a puck; and use a soccer or badminton
net. Step 3. Wear face masks, mouth guards, and eye protection
– especially if you have braces or wear glasses. Step 4. Practice in comfortable sneakers with good
treads before moving on to rollerblades. Step 5. Invite friends and neighbors to play. Keep things casual as more people join in. Step 6. Keep score using stones or sidewalk chalk. Count one point for each goal – but don’t
let the competition ruin your fun. Did you know Impromptu games of street hockey
sprung up in front of the White House after a section of Pennsylvania Avenue was closed
in 1995 for security reasons.