ATHLETICS & WELLNESS

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Athletics and Wellness

Eric Amkraut, M. Ed.
Athletic Director, Yeshivah of Flatbush
Brooklyn, New York, 11230
Office: 718-377-1100 ext 111
Cell: 856-979-1628
Fax: 718-258-0933

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ATHLETICS

Yeshivah of Flatbush is proud of our strong and historically successful co-curricular athletic program. From grades 6 - 12, this program inspires students to pursue competitive team sports, which further friendships, build character on and off the field, and promote school and individual pride. For those who participate in interscholastic athletics, the experience is as much a part of their educationas any other subject in school. The athletic venues are classrooms of another name, where outstanding educators, called coaches, guide students to greater understanding of themselves, others, and the games they are playing.

WELLNESS

Wellness is the new name for physical education the Yeshivah of Flatbush. Wellness serves to identify the approach of the school’s comprehensive physical education program and its delivery of a  distinctive body of knowledge. Starting with our elementary grades and building right through Senior Year, our curriculum is being rebuilt around standards that provide a consolidated approach to instruction with wellness as a common theme. Our goal is to teach students to take responsibility for their actions, stay physically fit and prepare for a healthy and active lifestyle.<table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" 

 

News from the Nest 

HANC hammerd Falcon JV boys move on

With a first-round win already under its belt, the JV Boys Basketball team came in to their MYHSAL quarterfinal matchup with the HANC Hurricanes with renewed confidence and sharpened focus. Coupled with the strong support of the home fans, the JV Falcons took care of business, sending the visitors home by a score of 49-39.

From the outset, the JV Boys showed this game would have a different tone from the opening round contest with Rambam. Running the offense with precision, the Falcons tallied points on their first three possessions. Showing patience and experience, the Falcons were methodical early on and in addition to having some early scoring success, they also managed to draw fouls from the Hurricanes’ top playmakers through powerful drives to the basket by Louis Zarif, Jackie Mishaan and Kevin Haddad. So while HANC hung tough, Flatbush sent an early message that the offense came to play. But as has been the hallmark of the boys’ basketball program all season, the team’s strength was anchored in its defense. The starting group of guards, Zarif, Haddad and Elliot Beyda provided a blanket of pressure that made it difficult for HANC to get in any kind of offensive rhythm all night. Coupled with the shut-down defense of Jake Shalom off the bench, the Falcons were able to dictate much of the flow of the game.

But as strong as the guard play was at both ends of the court, the keys to the Falcon victory came from two distinct areas, one of which was spotty all season and the other of which has come along strong as a team stalwart of late. First, the JV boys converted free-throws at a near-perfect rate. In fact, the team shot a phenomenal 19-of-23 for the game, and while three of the four misses were front ends of 1-and-1’s late in the game, the earlier successes from the charity stripe helped the team build a nice little cushion to protect the lead late in the game. Second, David Dayan had a breakout game on the defensive end. While HANC clearly held a height advantage over the Falcons, Dayan dominated in the defensive paint. With deft body control, Dayan rejected shot after shot from the Hurricanes without committing the fouls that would limit his play earlier in the season. With Dayan’s presence and Mishaan’s jumping ability, the Falcon defenders effectively negated the Hurricane’s height advantage. As a result, every time HANC looked to mount a charge to overtake the Falcons, the defense tightened to deny the guests from Long Island.

 

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