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PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAGUE  2018
Masters U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
3rd ROYSTON LOH
4th JAMIE DYLAN TAM
 
NATIONAL AGE GROUP 2018
Singles U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
 
Team U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
1st DARIUS HUANG
1st ROYSTON LOH
 
Masters U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
4th JAMIE DYLAN TAM
 
All Events U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
 
Team U12 Girls
1st HALEY YEO
 
Singles U15 Girls
1st ASHLEY NG
 
Doubles U15 Girls
2nd ANNA SIM
 
Team U15 Girls
3rd RACHEL ONG
3rd ANNA SIM
3rd ONG LEE-LYNN
 
All Events U15 Girls
2nd ASHLEY NG
 
SINGAPORE OPEN 2018
Masters U12 Boys
1st DARIUS HUANG
2nd MIKE ONG
3rd LUCAS NEO
 
Masters U15 Boys
4th ZACH RAMIN
 
NOVICE PRIMARY 2018
Singles, Lower Boys
2nd IZZ IRFAN
 
Doubles, Lower Boys
2nd IZZ IRFAN
2nd LEBON PEH
 
All Events, Lower Boys
2nd IZZ IRFAN
 
Singles, Upper Boys
2nd NG YANG JOON
 
Doubles, Upper Boys
3rd NG YANG JOON
3rd JALEN LOH
 
Masters, Upper Boys
2nd NG YANG JOON
3rd EMMANUEL TAN
 
Doubles, Lower Girls
1st TAN XUAN HUI
1st MEREDITH TAN
 
All Events, Lower Girls
3rd MYSHA WOON RAZALI
 
Masters, Lower Girls
2nd TAN XUAN HUI
 
NOVICE SECONDARY 2018
Singles, Lower Girls
1st CHEE JAYE MIN
2nd ELYSIA BOON
 
Doubles, Lower Girls
3rd ELYSIA BOON
3rd MELANIE YEOW
 
All Events, Lower Girls
2nd CHEE JAYE MIN
 
Masters, Lower Girls
2nd CHEE JAY MIN
 
NATIONAL YOUTH 2018
Masters, U12 Boys
2nd MIKE ONG
 
Masters, U15 Girls
1st NING TAY
 
Masters, U18 Boys
2nd ZACH RAMIN
 
MILO ALL STARS 2018
Masters, U12 Boys
1st MIKE ONG
5th DARIUS HUANG
 
Masters, U12 Girls
2nd EMMELYN CHIA
 
Masters, U15 Girls
5th DANIELLE TAM

CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE !

MY SON, TONIGHT YOU LOST

by Rebecca Yarros

My beautiful son,

Tonight, you lost. Tournament semi-finals in the balance, with the buzzer only seconds away, and the shot yours to take…you missed. That moment of glory you’ve spent hours practicing for, both on the ice and in the basement, taking thousands of shots at the net, vanished, never coming to fruition. 

I felt your heart break from the stands where I sat watching…where I always watch. Win or lose, I always will.

It was palpable, the weight of your sadness, your disappointment, your guilt as you skated off the ice. I saw it in your eyes as you looked up from the bench on your way to the locker room, and even as I told you that it was ok, I knew you weren’t even close to okay. I felt it in your hug after, in the way you held on and didn’t let go.

It was a monumental moment in your life because it didn’t happen. Because everything you’d been taught about hard work paying off, about practice making perfect, didn’t give you the trophy like it does in the movies.

This moment, my beautiful boy—this hard, painful, disillusioning moment is why I put you in hockey.

First, I’m so sorry. I see how hard you practice. I know you fight, work, and claw for every ounce of skill you’ve developed. Your work ethic is something both dad and I are flat-out inspired by. You are driven in ways that humble me, that show me it’s not always about some golden touch of talent, but sheer force of will. And your will so strong.

Second, even though I’m sorry it happened, I’m also glad. Hear me out.

You were three the first time you saw your big brothers skate. Four when you stepped out on the ice for yourself after a year of begging. 

It was not love at first sight. In fact, you glared at me through the glass through your first lesson.

But holy crap, did you show up for the second, with a trademark look of determination on your face. 

We put you in hockey because you asked. We kept you in because you fell head over heels for a sport that would soon become part of who you are all the way to your toes.

 

 

Ready to be stunned? We didn’t put you into sports so you’d win trophies, or championships, though you’ve done both more than a few times. I know it seems commonplace to you, but state championships are rare, and the fact that you’ve won two is something you’ll look back on with a sense of awe that you just can’t comprehend right now. 

But we do. 

We didn’t put you into sports so you’d get a college scholarship, or have a chance at going pro. We didn’t put you into sports so we could live vicariously through you, either. Trust me, showing up to the rink at 5 a.m. is not our idea of fun. 

Sleeping is our idea of fun. 

But I digress.

We put you into sports for four simple reasons: 

1. We wanted you to learn to listen to someone else besides us. Aka… your coach.

One day you’ll leave our house (at least I hope you will) and you’ll need to listen to people in places of responsibility without me there to buffer for you. Your professors, your bosses. Your wife. 😉 totally kidding. Kind of.

2. We wanted you to learn how to work with others- teamwork. Yes you have a ton of brothers and a couple sisters, but the camaraderie you develop on a team can’t be duplicated. Add to that the nine-months-a-year you spend together and you’ll know why we call our team our hockey family. Hockey is a weird, abnormally long season that seems to stretch year-round lately. We also love the years when birthdays align and your teamwork includes your little brother.

3. We wanted you to understand hard work and goals. No, not just the ones on the scoreboard, but the ones measured in the speed you cross the blue line, the perfected pass, the number of assists you have. We needed you to find joy in the work, and the payoff, to know that hard work isn’t all pain, but a hefty amount of happiness, too. 

 

4. We put you in sports so you could lose.

Stay with me here. You are a beautiful, brilliant kid. You’re going to change this world as you grow to a man, I have no doubt. But part of manhood is understanding loss. Channeling it. Choosing how it will change you, or if you’ll even let it. Your dad is big, tall, strong guy, and you will be, too. The last thing I want is for you to be that big, that strong, and undefeated. Because it’s the strength that truly matters—strength of heart, that develops from the losses.

Wins are easy. Wins let you strut away, let your ego grow, let you grow complacent in what you find to be awesomeness. I’ll always high-five you after the win. Always tell you how proud of you I am. How much I love watching you play.

I’ll always do the same when you lose.

Losses are where the growth occurs.

Losses are where you learn. Where you examine what went wrong. Where you figure out what went right, and how to duplicate it. Where you learn how to accept the things you could have done better, make peace with yourself, and then fight to improve.

Oh, my boy, the losses are so much more important than the wins.

And they hurt. I know they hurt. And I hurt for you. I hate that life won’t always hand you the trophy. I hate that it won’t always be easy. You won’t always be the most talented on the ice, the field, the court. But good God am I proud that you’re always the most determined.

There’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of when the scoreboard doesn’t go your way—not as long as you left it all out there and gave it every ounce you had.

In all honesty, I’m prouder of you in the moments it doesn’t, and you still hold your head high, still say, “good game,” and look the opposing players in the eye. Prouder still of the way you attack the next practice, whether it’s on the ice, or in the basement. Proud of the way you don’t give up. 

I’ve said this a million times: I’m raising good men who might play hockey, not hockey players who might be good men. And I know it doesn’t feel like it right now, but this moment is helping to carve you into that man. The one who understands pain, and loss, and determination. The one who knows how to cope with the inevitable disappointment life will throw your way. The one who will work harder, and be even more grateful for the next win. The one who still finds joy when others can’t.

My boy, I’m so sorry you lost. Sorry that your heart hurts. Sorry that your moment slipped through your fingers.

But I’m not sorry about the man you’re becoming because of it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRIKE ALUMNUS NEWS ! PDF Print E-mail

STRIKE Alumnus JOEY YEO recently won the Inaugural women BOWLING WORLD OPEN held in Japan. A remarkable achievement for a 17 year old competing with the best amateur and professional bowlers in the world.  Set your goal and mind, and you can achieve !!

bowling world champion



 
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Well Done Schools !

NATIONAL SCHOOLS 2018
INTER-PRIMARY DIVISION
 
OVERALL, LOWER BOYS
1st  SJI JUNIOR
 
Singles, Lower Boys
1st LUCAS NEO
3rd ANDRE CHEW
 
Doubles, Lower Boys
2nd LUCAS NEO
 
Team, Lower Boys
1st LUCAS NEO
1st OWEN OON
3rd ANDRE CHEW
 
Singles, Upper Boys
1st MIKE ONG
 
Team, Upper Boys
1st JAMIE DYLAN TAM
 
OVERALL,  LOWER GIRLS
2nd MGS 
 
Team, Lower Girls
1st EMMELYN CHIA
 
OVERALL, UPPER GIRLS
1st MGS
 
Team, Senior Girls
1st ELLA TAN
3rd MEGAN ONG
3rd HALEY YEO
3rd LIANA CHEE
3rd TAN XIN RU
 
C DIVISION GIRLS ( SEC. 1 and 2 )
Doubles, Girls
2nd CLARA LEE
2nd DANIELLE TAM
3rd RACHEL ONG
3rd ONG LEE-LYNN
 
Team, Girls
2nd ANNA SIM
2nd RACHEL ONG
2nd ONG LEE-LYNN
3rd CLARA LEE
3rd DANIELLE TAM
 
All Events, Girls
1st NING TAY
 
C DIVISON BOYS (SEC 1 and 2)
OVERALL POSITION
2nd ACSI
 
Team, Boys
1st ZACH RAMIN
1st TRAVIS WEE
2nd TAN BING ZHE
 
B DIVISION BOYS (SEC 3 and 4)
OVERALL POSITION
1st ACSI
 
A DIVISION BOYS (JC1 and JC 2)
OVERALL POSITION
2nd ACJC
 
A DIVISION GIRLS  (JC1 and JC2)
OVERALL POSITION
1st ACJC

STRIKE CALENDAR 2019

JANUARY
 6:  STRIKE Quarterly Medal One.   1-30: Goal Setting/Video/Reviews
FEBRUARY
2, 3:  COE 2019 Induction
9,10,16,17,23: Primary School League 
25 -7 Mar: National Schools Championship (B Division) 
MARCH
16-23: National Age Group (NAG)
APRIL 
7: STRIKE Quarterly Medal TWO
15-25: National Schools Championship (A Division)
MAY 
25-31: Brunswick Challenge
JUNE 
12,13:  STRIKE Boot and Xcel camp
16-30:  51st Singapore International Open.                          1-30: Video/Review
JULY
2-12: National Schools Championship (Inter-primary)
7: STRIKE Quarterly Medal THREE
9-18: National Schools Championship (C Division)
?:  COE Mid Year Review (TBC)/Goal Review
AUGUST 
3,4,10:  NOVICE Primary Challenge
18,19,24:  NOVICE Secondary Challenge
SEPTEMBER
1: STRIKE Quarterly Medal FOUR
6-10: Sarawak Open cum Exchange Programme
7,8/14,15:  Trio Baker Challenge
OCTOBER 
Schools Examinations
NOVEMBER
2,3,9,10: COE Annual Skills Assessment
16-24:  National Youth Championship
25-29:  COE National Selection Camp
28-3 Dec: Milo International All Stars  
DECEMBER
?  Penang PESTA Tournament (TBC) 

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  • Scheduled classes are reserved for students who have paid and are confirmed
  • Students should attend scheduled classes regularly
  • All classes are scheduled and listed on the ONLINE PORTAL. No reminders to attend classes will be sent
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  • Students are responsible to settle any lane fees due before leaving the bowling centre
  • Students not able to attend any class MUST withdraw from the PORTAL at least 24 hours before class
  • One lesson will be computed and any lane fees will apply if no withdrawal is made on PORTAL and no prior notice is received
  • Students/Parents are to schedule replacement classes from the PORTAL
  • Replacement classes are only offered based on a what is available basis
  • Replacement classes must be scheduled and attended within the duration of the current programme
  • Medical Certificates need to be provided for any medical excuses for any withdrawal less than 24 hours.  Notice must be received BEFORE start of class.
  • If no suitable replacement is available/provided, the missed lesson will be forfeited.
  • All fees to be payable prior to start of programme
  • One month notice before the end of current programme is required if the student does not intend to continue
  • A refundable deposit is payable upon enrollment into a regular programme
  • Deposit will be refunded in full subject to One Month notice before end of current programme and no lanes penalties and/or other arrears outstanding
  • Annual membership fee is payable in January each year for the whole year. Membership for students who join anytime within the year will be valid until end of the current year.
  • STRIKE reserves the right to make, amend, vary, add to or remove policies that the management deems necessary for the smooth and practical running of operations and conduct of lessons.  
More details of important policies are found in the Registration Form and on the Payment Advice