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Welcome to the CACAYC

In Miscellaneous on 09/01/2011 at 8:03 AM

We are an organization dedicated to bettering the community through youth involvement and cultivating the leaders of future generations. For more, take a look at the Purpose tab.

This is a website for the CACAYC branches in Southern California and the projects we’ve done. Projects and updates will only be from May 2011 and on.

You can comment on all posted projects by going to the Projects tab.

Contact information is available in the Chapters tab. Contact us if you have questions or are interested in joining a chapter!

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Tennis Special Needs Project

In Current Projects on 02/25/2020 at 12:41 AM

Special Needs Tennis is a volunteering event partnered up with,____. In this event, CACAYC volunteers teach special needs kids tennis techniques. Our mission is to let these students have fun and experience the wonderful sport of tennis. The events cultivate patience in volunteers as they better understand those with special needs.

We have had several sessions on Saturdays at the CSUN tennis courts. First, we signed in the volunteers (coaches) and students, gave a welcome address, and had introductions. Afterwards, a student or two would then be assigned to pairs of coaches, depending on the student and coach ratio of the day.

Our starting activities included stretches and jogging around the courts, so everyone can warm up. Next, we played simple bouncing and passing games before practicing techniques. Coaches fed balls to the students’ forehands, taught participants proper grip placements, and offered encouragement. We made small goals for the students to complete, which motivated them to absorb information and excitement for tennis. We went on water breaks once we finished practicing specific strokes, and then applied the same stimulating strategies to new skills.

After students improved enough, we played fun rallying games.

Once we finished teaching or ran out of balls, the students took a break while coaches picked up the balls. We start volleying when all the balls are gathered. We brought the students close to the net and tossed them well controlled balls to hit. When we noticed mistakes, we took time to fix students’ grip positioning and where their rackets faced, so the ball can have a safer arc over the net. After forehand volleys are done, we switched to backhand volleys unless coaches do a fun volley-volley game with the students. In this scenario, coaches do not feed the ball, but volley the ball back to the student, who volley it back.
Towards the end of the lessons, we took students to the court’s baselines, teaching them how to serve. This session is mostly coaching and we usually start by showing students how to toss the ball in front of their left toe, reminding them it must be tossed a racket’s length into the air. After learning how to throw properly, we instructed them where they should hit the ball before ending the lesson. At the conclusion, we formed social bonds with our students and their parents by enjoying pizza, and then saying warm good-byes and see you next times. Coaches then cleaned up by putting away baskets and having a discussion of what new, fun games we could make for our next lesson. These sessions are wonderful in promoting a sense of community for the coaches and the players.

Yasmine Senior Center Performance 2019

In Completed Projects on 02/25/2020 at 12:38 AM

On December 23rd, 2019, the CACAYC went to the Yasmine senior center to perform for the seniors there in good holiday spirit. Many of us performed an instrument, some danced, singed, or even recited poems. We even had the GHC trumpet and jazz band to come over as a gesture of good will. And to end it all off, we together recited a poem about our sincerest gratitude towards the seniors. Overall, it was a great experience and hope that next year’s performance will be even better than this year’s!

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