We enjoyed a mix of activities last Saturday at Epping Forest Sportability Club. We started with a warm up as usual lead by Ray. After that he led some parachute games which are always a lot of fun and help with team work and coordination. The games included swapping positions when called with another child by running under the parachute when lifted and trying to keep a ball on the parachute and to get it to the centre spot.
After a quick drinks break we switched to playing some games of Rob the Nest. We used tennis balls this time and the group split in to four teams with the aim of having the most balls in your hoop (nest) at the end of the game. To do this you have to take (Rob) balls from opposing teams hoops faster than they take from yours!
From there we switched activities again by playing some Putting games, trying to get the ball through the cones and in to the hoop at the end. Quite a challenge to get the direction and speed just right.
After the main break we played a completely new game for us - Football Rounders. So a mixture of Rounders but rather than using a bat and hitting a ball for miles, too many windows around, we used a football. The group split in to two teams and took it in turns to "bat" and try and get all the way around before getting stumped or caught out.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.