7月活動回顧
「地壺球比賽小隊」── 新興運動「堅趣」的推動力

Event Summary of July 2017
Team of Floor Curling – An emerging sport for promoting serious leisure

 

香港基督教服務處生涯規劃服務隊(九龍西)持續為年青人連繫不同新體驗,為生活注入不同的新經歷和新動力,以裝備進入「生涯規劃」的歷程。

地壺球是由冰壺演化而成的新興運動,講求隊員之間互相協調溝通,透過團隊合作訂下取勝的策略,如一球的得分是需要隊員的協助,於先前阻擋別人的進攻或是佈下助攻,單靠一人之力難以完成。

年青人體驗階段過後,服務隊為對這項運動感興趣的年青人組成「地壺球比賽小隊」,經過會議商討及技巧訓練確定球員位置。四天的密集式訓練確立了團隊目標及作戰策略,帶領小隊成功於2017年7月8日舉行的公開比賽中勇奪季軍。

設立比賽小隊的目的在於推動年青人踏出第一步,投入新興活動的訓練,從中累積人生歷程中不同技能及提升人際溝通的技巧。邀請年青人參與籌備的過程,共同搬運器材及合作佈置場地,提升彼此的自主及協作精神。團隊以商討戰術內容作主軸,確認策略及擬定結尾口號,加強隊員之間的互信及溝通。地壺球運動中常用到的鼓勵說話,如「Good Curling、Good Way、Good Line」,亦有助凝聚整個團隊。

隊員於賽後均表示:「藉著比賽才知道自己具備所要的能力,沒懼怕別人的目光」。地壺球這項新興運動成功燃點起年青人發展成為堅趣的動力,使他們願意繼續付出時間和汗水努力練習,提升個人技能。他們更從運動中建立友誼,擴闊自身的支援網絡,也深深體會到「將心比己,鼓勵隊友總比指責更為奏效」的道理。

一群年青人將回饋中心,向其他年青人推廣此運動,並計劃於九月份再接再厲,參加公開比賽。

 

The DST of HKCS has been working hard to provide opportunities to youth for exposure. Floor curling is a kind of emerging sport originated from curling, which emphasizes on communication among team members. A great deal of teamwork goes into building strategies by team members beforehand, choosing the ideal path and placement of the stone, and the skills of the teammates who determine how closed to the desired result the stone will achieve.

 After the experience phase, the DST gathered youth interested in floor curling to form a team. The four-day intensive training helped the team to set up its goals and strategies. The team finally won the second runner-up in a public competition held on 8 July.

 Setting up a team is the first step towards motivating young people. By taking part in the training, they can develop various skills required for floor curling and also skills for good communication. Inviting young people to set up equipment and arrange the sport venue can enhance their independence and team spirit; while discussing the team’s strategies and slogans together can help build trust and strengthen communication within the team. “Good Curling”, “Good Way”, and “Good Line” are some of the common encouraging words used in floor curling which also help unite the team.

 “Joining the competition has enabled me to find out my own ability. I have no fear of the eyes of others now!” said by the youth who took part in the competition. Floor curling has successfully enlightened youth to devote time and efforts in developing their own serious leisure and enhancing their ability. Apart from expanding their own support network, the young people have also realized that “positive encouragement works better than criticism”.

 The young people are going to contribute to the DST by promoting floor curling to the others. They also plan to join the public competition to be organized in September.

 

 

比賽小隊成員彼此打氣勉勵大家,士氣高昂,成功進入淘汰賽。

Team members cheered and supported each other; the morale brought them to the knockout competition.

 

 

透過體驗比賽,讓年青人尋回對堅趣的熱愛及堅持努力後的成功感。

The competition enabled young people to recall their passion to serious leisure and regain a sense of achievement.

 

隊員互相討論策略分工合作,隊長負責指引隊員,並以CLAP口令作結,目標一致。

Having discussed and developed the strategies, the team leader gave instruction to teammates. They also cheered each other by shouting slogans of CLAP.

 

 

年青人在比賽後得到季軍,引證了他們的付出;亦有學員來場為他們打氣,頓時令比賽場地充滿互相支援的氣氛。

The efforts that young people had made have never disappointed them; the team finally won the second runner-up. With support and encouragement from their friends, the sport venue was filled with joy and harmony.