Thursday, 24 November 2011

Stacked up


On 15.11.11 (Wednesday), my school organized a Sport Stacking competition. There were more than 30 teams from different school around Kuala Lumpur participated in this event. Each classes in my school send its representative to this competition.
The details can be found in the following website:-  

World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA):

WSSA Inter-school SportStacking tournament: 


Some on the interesting information about SPORT STACKING

Stoddard students participate in World Record sport

The art of speed stacking

Photo by Chris Dunker/Daily Sun staff
Austin Gray builds a “six-stack” during a sport cup stacking event at Stoddard Elementary Thursday. Stoddard students took part in a Guiness World Record effort to be among the most people sport stacking in a single day.

What is Sport Stacking

Sport stacking originated in the early 1980's in southern California and received national attention in 1990 on a segment of the "Tonight Show", with Johnny Carson. That was where it first captured the imagination of Bob Fox, who was then an elementary classroom teacher in Colorado.
Speed Stacks founder Bob Fox says, "When I first became passionate about sport stacking in 1995, a lot of people would hear about it and scratch their heads. Stacking a sport? The only way to explain it was to show them firsthand - sport stacking is truly something you have to see to believe! I absolutely love the challenge of turning skeptics into believers, and the list of stacking enthusiasts grows every day." 



Sport Stacking is a fitness based sport that kids from all backgrounds and abilities can do. For the athlete and non-athlete alike, regardless if you are instructing eighth graders or kindergartners, sport stacking can be a great enhancement for your fitness routine. With over 70 fitness based activities, sport stacking helps to motivate kids to be active and fit. Teachers and parents also like sport stacking because it can be done at home. Much like a Scholastic book order encourages kids to read at home, a Group Order through Speed Stacks encourages fitness at home.


One of the comments we receive consistently from teachers, parents and school administrators is how sport stacking levels the playing field for their kids. Non-Athletic kids can now compete head to head with their more athletic counterparts. This significantly raises their self-esteem, motivating them to work harder in PE and be excited to participate. It's a WIN, WIN!


Today schools, teachers and parents are focused more than ever on academic achievement. Sport stacking not only promotes physical fitness, but also academic learning. Students that sport stack on a regular basis have shown increases in test scores and levels of concentration. This is achieved by students using both their right and left sides of their brain. When students sport stack they are crossing the "midline" of their bodies and developing new connections in their brains. These new connections help to spur brain growth which in turn promotes greater academic achievement. Please refer to our studies and articles below for more information.

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