This week's session focused on all things cricket. After the usual warm up routines and games led by Ray, with assistance from Ollie and Phoebe, it was in to some throwing and catching work. They started by working in pairs throwing and catching with each other. As they grew in confidence they moved further apart to make it slightly more challenging. The group then progressed to playing a game of Champion where the kids line up and Ray stood opposite them in the middle of the hall. He would then throw the tennis ball to players at random. If they caught the ball they would move up the line, if they failed to catch it then they moved down. The objective being to become the Champion by being the person at the head of the line when the game ended.
After the Champions game the kids took part in a game that Coach Alan came up with. The group divided in to three and each had a course along the hall to follow. The game involved the first player running up the hall to pick up a tennis ball that was on a cone. They then ran to the far end of the hall and around the cricket stumps before replacing the ball back on the cone and then running back and tagging the next person in the team.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.