The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
February and March Report
(Jan 27) With January almost over its time to update with another report. Are popular Youtube channel has attracted alot of visits. The month not yet over we are aiming to exceed 15,000 visits, to date we have just under 12,000.
- 821 Views Daily Record
- 3 consecutive weeks with over 3000 visits
- 5 pages/posts with over 1000 visits
- 22 posts pages over 400 visits
We are moving most of our activity now to the Facebook Page. We suggest you visit and click ‘Like’ in order to receive updates as we will no longer be posting them at the Facebook Group anymore.
The group also has a forum were we plan to increase interactivity and will be moving some of the old discussion threads from Pinoyathletics Facebook group to this forum to engage in continual discussions concerning the sport.
The other way you can stay updated is by following @pinoyathletics on Twitter.
By Pirie Enzo
(24th Dec) December has been a very mixed month in terms of views. With the year nearly over a lot of changes and revisions will be made to Pinoyathletics structure which you will find out about shortly. The first half of the month due to the UAAP had alot of site traffic. We were greatly helped by the results being provided as well as videos of events in a timely manner by our contacts on the ground.
We have an anticipated 15,000+ total views predicted for this month which would be good progress however site traffic seems to be slowing right now due to the Christmas break.
- Weekly record from Dec 3-9 of 4465 views (UAAP week)
- Weekly view average record Dec 3-9 of 638 views (UAAP week)
- 506 Monthly views average so far (hopefully doesn’t decline)
- growth of 30.59% viewership during UAAP week
- 2 days with over 700 visits
- four pages/posts now over 1000 visits (Stats, Results, Toe Drag and History of High Jump)
- 33 articles now over 300 visits (up from 16 last month)
By Pirie Enzo
(24th Dec) November overall was slightly better than October. We didn’t have the overall increase as we had expected after October for this month. Still however we had 13,782 views in total beating the previous month by about 190. As this has been written late some of the data to report has gone and some milestones will carry forard to the following month.
- 13,782 site record for (monthly record) views (7th month of production)
- Nov 24 877 views (daily record)
- Highest daily average record 459 views
Call for New Writers
By Pirie Enzo
As I am based in Australia, Airnel Abarra will be arranging meetings with applicant authors, if outside Manila we can arrange a skype meeting.
Writers who are interested in writing articles for us please express intentions via email to email@example.com
.Firstly I would like to say when myself and Airnel Abarra founded ‘pinoyathletics’ which later became ‘pinoyathletics.com’ we had intended for this blog later website to become a website not just for the athletic community but also shared by the athletic community in terms of articles and opinions. For the last few months I had been producing the majority of the articles for this site. However this was a time consuming and lengthy process.
We did however gain a lot of contributing authors, quite notably US Coach Adarian Barr, NCAA Athlete Allyson Bodenbach and more recently Run4Change Founder Eric Pasion. While we did get a few offers by guest writers to write articles our niche is Firmly Track and Field news and anything relating to the sport. One of the goals of pinoyathletics.com is to produce quality articles by a variety of different authors.
It is now our mission over the next few months to meet with and recruit new authors for our website. This is a good initiative which I am in full support of as it will add variety to our website and boost the quality content of our articles.
(Oct 28) October was a more productive month for pinoyathletics.com. With October not yet over we have already exceeded are monthly record with over 12,000 views as of today. As stated above we are looking at expanding are content by adding new guest authors to our team. Already as mentioned above we had articles by three guest authors. Airnel is also back in action after defending and completing his thesis.
Some Notable mile stones for October include
- Monthly record views over 12,000 and counting
- Weekly record 3,434 probably exceeded at the end of today
- Three days with over 700 daily visits
- Toe Drag by Adarian Barr first article to receive over 1000 views
- Highest daily average views this week of 535
- 16 articles/pages with over 300 views.
The Site did very well, in what was deemed a very quiet month in terms of Philippines Athletics to improve with about 500 more monthly visits. Pretty much even to the number of visits we had in August. This was good considering August was the month of the Olympic Games. Things are expected to pickup with a lot of major calendar meets starting including the Uni Games Oct 24-27 in Bacolod, around 30 athletes being sent to Thailand Nov 2-5, Weekly Relay Finals and UAAP in early December.
No updated news has been placed on the Philippine Nationals originally scheduled for second week of May then postponed to September and now being held in December. Who knows how this is even going to be feasible with in such close proximity to UAAP and Christmas?
Some notable milestones in September include
- A Record ’790′ views in a day on September 16. ’3142′ views in Week three with an average of 449 daily views.
- A lot of redundant article with low readership have been merged into larger more detailed articles. We continued to add to our legend section with articles on Elma Muros, Josephine de la Vina, and on the late Inocencia Solis, and the late Nanette Lusterio.
- We added articles on Fil-Heritage athletes such as Alyana Nichols and others.
- The result section was greatly updated with more archived results, and we continued with our Athlete of the week with full scaled reports on each round of the Weekly Relays.
- We also added a complete listing of Filipino National Records
- A project with the revision of the UAAP and NCAA records is underway.
- Several articles very helpful articles such as ‘Toe Drag for sprinters’ and ‘shoulder rotation’ where contributed by guest writers.
As you may have all noticed the blog is now registered as a domain. pinoyathletics is now pinoyathletics.com. Don’t fear however as you can still use pinoyathletics.wordpress.com if you have links as this will automatically redirect to pinoyathletics.com.
We had the buildup to the Olympic Games, The Olympic Games themselves, fortunately we had a huge back log of local athletics to fill as well as coverage of the Weekly Relays with are athlete of the week polls. Readers enjoyed reading about Rene Herrera, Marestella Torres, and Nash Nalus this month in local athletics.
Recently we have added a Legends of Track and Field section, currently we have articles on four legends in place. Olympic bronze medalists Simon Toribio and Miguel White too wonderfully written articles by fellow blogger Joboy Quintos (Hurdler49) and two articles I have compiled from various sources on Lydia De Vega Mercado and Mona Sulaiman. Stay tuned as next week we will write a feature on the late sprinter Enrique Bautista a superstar of Philippine Athletics during the 1960s.
As well as that I have also put in are archives sections SEA Games results in full for Athletics from 1977 to 1989 (excluding 1987).
I would like to take the time to thank as of recently Ignacio Dee (who was part of the research team which assisted the previous PATAFA Statistician the late Col. Constantino), Jad Adrian Washif (SEA Statistician) who is sending me photo copies of a very rare book of stats from 1974, and the Gintong Aloy Athletes for inviting me to there group as of recently. Also a special thank you to anyone who has contributed to the blogger and the readers.
(source Australian Sunday Telegraph)
Three of the four throwing events been at the Olympics since its modern beginnings.
Discus, shotput, and hammer were among the field events included for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Javelin made its debut in London in 1908.
The sculptured bronze image of the ancient Greek discus thrower is one of the most regonisable in sport – not just olympic sport.
One of Greece’s most famous ancient works of art, the sculpture underlines how deeply discus and throwing events are woven into the history of the Olympic Games.When women began competing in Olympic Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Games, discus was the only throwing event open to them. Javelin followed in 1932, shotput in 1948 and hammer in 2000.
Their are four throwing disciplines for both men and women – discus, javelin, shotput and hammer.
In all throwing events, athletes start with a qualifying round and get three attempts to achieve a qualifying distance. All who achieve the distance go through to the final and, if fewer than 12 reach qualifying standard, the top 12 go through.
Athletes have three initial throws in the final, with the top eight after the first three rounds then having a further three throws to determine the winner.
The first tie-breaker is the athletes’ second-best performance. If that doesn’t break the tie, their third best performances are compared and so on.
Judges can penalise an athlete for an “unreasonable” delay in throwing and disallow an attempt. The time limit is one minute.
(Click Below for enlarged explanations of throws)
- Philippines Mens Javelin and Hammer Throw Ranking List 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
- Philippine Mens Triple Jump, Shotput, Discus Rankings 2012 (pinoyathletics.com)
Ensayo para sa kabataang atleta: Ano ba ang dapat?
Airnel T. Abarra*
Hangad ng bawat isang atleta na manalo. Walang makapapalit sa damdamin ng isang nagtatagumpay sa larangang kanyang kinabibilangan. Sa pag-aasam na manalo ng isang atleta o koponan sa larangan ng Athletics, malaking tanong pa rin kung paano ba dapat tingnan ang mithiin ng bawat isa. Dapat bang mag-asa-elite athlete kaagad sa murang edad o kaya ay hayaang makapaglaro ang isang atleta sa isport na kanyang nais? Layunin ng artikulong ito na magsimula ng pagtalakay kung ano ang dapat paiiraling programa ng mga coach sa pakikitungo nila sa mga batang atleta.
Papel ng guro o coach
Malaki ang impluwensiya ng uri ng pagtuturo ng coach sa kahandaan ng isang mag-aaral o manlalaro sa isang isport. Ang mga mag-aaral na binibigyan ng tamang pagpapahalaga ang kanilang ginagawa at may kaunting kalayaan (autonomy) sa mga aktibidad ay higit na mas mataas ang pagpapahalaga sa isport kaysa roon sa mga mag-aaral na binibigyan ng sobrang pagdiin o pressure (Goudas, 1994). Kung paiiralin ang tamang uri ng programa at pag-eensayo sa mga atleta, halimbawa sa mga kababaihan, mas magkakaroon sila ng mataas na tiwala sa sarili at pagganyak sa kanilang napiling laro (Henschen et al, 1992).
Espesyalisayon ng batang atleta: Tama o mali?
Madalas na paninwala ng mga Pilipino mas madaling hubugin ang isang tao habang bata pa ito. Kaya nga ito ay nasasalamin din sa oryentasyon sa isport ng isang kabataan. Marami ang pumipili lamang ng iisang isport kung saan sila magpapakadalubhasa. Kadalasan ito ay nasa impluwensya ng mga magulang o ng coach.
Sa pag-aaral ni Brenner (2007) may mga hindi kanais-nais na bunga ang pagkakaroon ng early specialization ng mga atleta sa iisang isport. Tinalakay niya ang tungkol sa malabis na paggamit at pag-eensayo na makapagdudulot ng pagkabagot (burn-out) sa isang batang atleta. Ipinaliwanag niya ang ilang konsepto gaya ng mga sumusunod:
Overuse injury- pagkasira o trauma ng buto, muscles o tendons dahil sa paulit-ulit na paggamit nito ng walang sapat na pahinga. Nagdudulot ito ng tendonitis o pagkasira ng mga tendons o mga gatil na nag-uugnay ng muscles sa mga buto.
Overtraining- Malabis na pag-eensayo sa isang atleta sa mahabang panahon. Minumungkahi ng American Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness na hindi dapat lalampas sa 5 beses sa isang linggo ang ensayo ng isang batang atleta.
Burn out syndrome- serye ng mga pagbabago sa katawan at isipan na nakapagdudulot ng paghina ng laro ng isang atleta.
Sa nabanggit na pag-aaral minumungkahi ng Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness ng American Academy of Pediatrics ang mga sumusunod:
- Hikayatin ang mga atleta na magkaroon ng pahinga ng 1-2 araw sa kanilang isport. Sa gayon makababawi ang kanilang katawan at isipan mula sa kanilang pag-eensayo.
- Hindi dapat tumaas ng 10 porseynto ang ipagagawang training programme sa isang atleta sa loob lamang ng isang linggo ng ensayo. (Halimbawa: pagdaragdag ng 1-2 kilometrong sa training na umaabot ng 10 kilometro kada linggo)
- Hikayatin ang atleta na pansamantalang sumubok ng ibang isport sa matapos ang 2-3 buwang pag-eensayo sa kanyang naunang larangan.
- Dapat ang ensayo ay maging kawili-wili, ligtas, nagtuturo ng bagong kasanayan at pagiging mabuting isport.
- Bigyan ng pagkakataon na sa iisang team lamang sumali ang isang atleta sa partikular serye o season.
- Maging alerto sa mga sinasabing sakit o injury ng atleta gayundin ang pagkawala ng interes sa pag-aaral. Bigyan ito ng sapat na atensyong medikal at akademiko sa lalong madaling panahon.
- Ipanukala na magkaroon ng sapat na medical team sa bawat tournament sa sasalihan ng ng atleta. Ituro sa mga atleta ang tamang pagtingin sa injury at iba pang karamdaman. Palagiang komunsulta sa doktor o dalubhasa sa medisina.
- Magkaroon ng panahon upang turuan ang mga coach, atleta pati ang kanilang mga magulang sa tamang nutrisyon, kaligtasan sa isport, at pag-iwas sa over training.
- Maging maingat sa pagpapalaro sa mga batang atleta upang makaiwas sila sa injury at bigyan rin ng payo ang kanilang mga magulang ukol dito.
Batay sa mga literaturang nabanggit, mahalagang malaman na ang pag-eensayo sa mga batang atleta ay isang maingat na bagay na dapat pinag-aaralan , sinurusri at pinag-iisipan. Hindi sapat ang mga naunang kaalaman o karanasan bilang katibayan kung ang isang guro o coach ay nasa tamang landas. Patuloy na nagbabago ang mga konsepto sa larangan ng Sports Science at Physical Education. Kung nais natin ng mahuhusay na manlalaro, simulan dapat ng bawat isa ang patuloy na pagbabago para sa kung ano ang tama at totoo.
Brenner JS, MD, MPH, and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (2007) Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Child and Adolescent Athletes. American Academy of Pediatrics. Retrieved 23-July-2012 from
Goudas M, Biddle S, Fox K and Underwood M. (1994) It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it! Teaching style affects children’s motivation in Track and Field Lessons. Retrieved 23-July-2012 from
Henschen KP, Edwards SW, And Mathinos L. (1982) Achievement Motivation And Sex-Role Orientation Of High School Female Track And Field athletes Versus Non-athletes. Perceptual And Motor Skills: Volume 55, Issue, Pp. 183-187.
*Ang may-akda ay kasalukuyang guro ng MAPEH sa Sta. Filomena Extension- Del Remedio National High School, San Pablo City, Laguna at kandidato sa kursong MS Human Movement Science Major in Exercise Science sa Kolehiyo ng Kinetikang Pantao- Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman