Then it was on to some catching practice with the kids and coaches forming a big circle on the playground and the ball being passed around the circle from one person to the next. From there they moved on to passing across the circle. This meant bigger throws and harder catches. They then played a game of Champion to test their catching skills.
After a quick drinks break it was back outside and this time to practice batting. They set the tennis balls on cones and the idea was to score as many points as possible, The coaches had laid out a series of cones at the far end of the playground and if a child hit their ball between the centre two cones then they were awarded 20 points. Hit the ball between the cones either side of the centre pair then 10 points. Hit the ball between the outside pair of cones then just 5 points. The game rewarded accurate hitting and being able to direct the ball
After the main snack break we put all the practice to good use with a game of Hit and Run cricket. The kids took it in turns to have a bat with the idea to get as many runs as possible before getting out.
It was a great session in lovely weather and at the end the Star of the week award went to Zakaa. Very well done Zakaa - a born natural at Cricket obviously
Next week we have a session of football and basketball planned so please do join us then
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.