Sunday, 28 March 2010

A Learning Curve

After much anticipation over the match against FireBRANDS, team Spearhead finally experienced their first defeat in the PFL Div II. Indeed, it is a painful pill to swallow. But once again, it must be acknowledged that team Spearhead played really well. No doubt that everyone gave all they could give for the cause of the team. Great play, team! Dont' be discouraged by the scoreline but instead, be encouraged on the gradual progress and improvement all of you are showing after each and every game. Keep it up! We must also congratulate FireBRANDS for an excellent game. Great game!

All set to start the game!

It's never easy losing games. Truth is, losing without learning is the real loss BUT if you learn a thing or two in your losses, then you have actually won something back in return. So team, learn from the experience. Don't be bogged down by the defeat, but reflect and think back what you can learn from that and how you can use that experience to improve yourself as a player and as a team. We need to constantly be moving forward in our learning curve if we ever want to be a good player and a great team.

Team Spearhead, playing with their hearts out!

There are a 2 key things we can learn from the game which we need to learn to apply so that we can better ourselves and the team.

1. Our actions as a player/individual will and can affect the entire team.
Spearhead is a TEAM, not an individual.

Remember, whatever we do as a player or as an individual will and can affect the team as a whole. If we are to put our team first, then we must always be careful in the things that we say and do both on-court and off-court. We must learn not to jeopardize our team with our actions because at Spearhead Floorball Club, the team comes first.

Let's learn to think as a TEAM and not as an individual.

2. Communication is crucial
To be a strong and tight team altogether, communication is everything. No team can survive without talking to one another.

During the match against FireBRANDS, we made numerous mistakes in our substitutions due to the lack of communication in the team. Players got confused as to who they should change with. and the direct consequence to that was a 2 minutes penalty bench. A hard lesson but a good one to learn from.

As a team, we must learn to communicate both on-court and off-court. We must learn to listen to one another. Players must also learn to communicate with their coaches. If communication is strong in a team, it will help the team to grow a whole lot faster and to function a whole lot smoother. There is a saying that goes, "Effective teams have teammates who are constantly talking to one another".

Team, let's start communicating!

Learning together from the game.

We are gradually growing as a team and that is a positive sign. As long as we are moving forward towards the right direction together, then we are good. Job well done in the game against FireBRANDS, team. Don't be disheartened by the scoreline. Use the scoreline as a boost to push you harder in training. Turn the negative energy into a positive one! Think about the game and think how you can learn from it - Reflection brings about correction, correction brings about perfection! ;)

We have two more games to go peeps. Continue to focus on what's ahead. Training will intensify in itself. So prepare yourself, exciting times ahead!

Who are we??!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Balik Pulau, here we come!

As most of you would know already, our training tomorrow will be held in Balik Pulau Sports Complex! Woo Hoo! Our first ever training in a full-size court! Be ready to sweat and give 110%!

See you people tomorrow (18th March 2010) at Balik Pulau, 11am-2pm! ;)


Thursday, 11 March 2010

3 hours Training!

Spearhead members please take note of training this Saturday!

Training will be held at FRU, Jalan Padang Tembak this Saturday morning, 13th March 2010, from 11am-2pm! Please take note that training will go on for an extra hour. 3 hours training this Saturday! All Spearhead members are expected to be there as usual. If you can't make it, please inform Chris or Penny by Friday night latest.

Also, for those who have not paid the monthly fee, registration fee for PFL, registration fee for PFA and Jersey, please do so by this Saturday. Nia will be calling her 'ah long' gang if you guys don't pay up by this Saturday! ;)

See you people this Saturday!


Sunday, 7 March 2010

Historic moment: Spearhead & Trailblazers, marching forward!

6th March 2010.

Remember this particular date...

Because Spearhead Floorball Club has made history! Yes, we finally made our official maiden appearance in the Penang Floorball scene as we played our first ever Penang Floorball League Division II match. And there's no better way to officiate our appearance other than playing against/together with our fellow team mates! Spearhead versus Trailblazers! What a way to start the league! This is the beginning of our journey as a team. Let's stand united as we march forward for greater things ahead!

It really was quite an auspicious match for both Spearhead and Trailblazers. Not only did we play our first match together but we also donned our jersey and t-shirt for the first time ever! Woohoo! Red represents the colour of strength and energy, power and determination. White on the other hand represents positive character, something we emphasize a lot as a team! Red and white together represents the essence of Spearhead Floorball Club!

Everyone seems stressed out... First match jitters!

On second thought, maybe not... :P

Everybody seemed a little jittery being on a full size court for the first time. Understandably so but everyone settled in eventually and played fairly well! In hindsight, it was a blessing in disguise that we got to play against each other. It helped all of us to get a good feel of the court and to know how the game is conducted. Be sure that the intensity of the league will definitely pick up from hence forth! Playing against other teams in the league will definitely be a test. Through the coming matches, let's play to win and play to learn. Winning without learning is a loss in itself. So make sure that each time we step into a match, learn from each other, learn from your opponents and learn from your mistakes! Keep it up Spearhead and Trailblazers!

In regards to the game, Spearhead took control majority of the match while Trailblazers gave them some good scares here and there. But as mentioned, this is only the first match and more challenging teams await us. It's a good start for both teams but the real test will come soon! So, be excited! We must really applaud a few people here.

Winnie, Goalkeeper for Trailblazers!
GREAT JOB, Winnie! This stand-in goalkeeper has no experience and yet was willing to be the last wall of defence for the sake of the team. *Salute*Salute*. It's always satisfying to see players who are willing to give a shot at something new for the sake of the team and this time, Winnie was that person. Keep it up!

Amelia Lim - Man (Woman :P) Match for Team Trailblazers!
This girl may seem friendly and smiley from the outside but when she's on court, you better not mess around with her! She showed physical toughness in the game and wasn't afraid to go for the ball even though she was playing against people twice her size! Very passionate and sporting! Keep it up!

Kevin Low Soon Wei - Man of the Match for Team Spearhead!
He's been playing floorball for hardly 4 months but has shown great interest and commitment to the team (bought new stick some more :P). Playing the forward position, he made some good runs today and took some good shots at goal. Good job! Keep up the goalscoring streak!

Above all, we want to say a big JOB WELL DONE to both Spearhead and Trailblazers members! Don't ever think that just because you weren't awarded the man of the match title meant that you did not do well. Not true! Everyone plays an important role. Know that all of you contributed to the team and that's what is most important when we come together as a team. Always remember this;

We win and lose together as a team because in Spearhead Floorball Club,
it's the TEAM that makes the player a star and
not the player that makes the team a star.

Cause' that's the way we roll yo'!


And one for the family!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Our first game ever!

After much uncertainty as to whether or not we will be playing this Saturday, 6th March 2010, due to Bukit Jambul's 'Aku Janji' ceremony for all the form 3 and form 5 students, we have received good news that the principal of Bukit Jambul has agreed to release those who are involved in the competition to leave early from the ceremony! Awesome!

So team Spearhead and Trailblazers, please take note that our first ever Penang Floorball League Division II match this Saturday is game on!!!!!

Take note of the details of the match below:

Date: 6th March 2010, Saturday
Time: The game will start at 12pm sharp!
Venue: Balik Pulau Sports Complex (below is a map to the location)

Spearhead and Trailblazers players are to be at Balik Pulau Sports Complex by 11.15am sharp. So team, remember to be there on time ya. Quickly sort out any transportation arrangements if there is a need to do so. We don't want to be forfeited for being late!

Please also be reminded that all players are to bring their original IC for identification purposes. Without your original IC, you will not be allowed to play. So please remember to bring! Very important.

Be excited team! This is your debut! When you step into that court, you're no more an individual, you're a team.

You are Spearhead.

Time to be the leading element!