Our first session back after the half term break was filled with different ball games featuring a lot of throwing and catching skills. After a warm up to start with the session got underway with some basic catching games in pairs using tennis balls. As you can see from the photos this included basic throwing and catching before moving on to doing it with one hand behind your back! After that we played some Three Tee cricket which involves a lot of running, fielding and catching.
After a break we played some dodgeball, which focuses on ball throwing skills as well as working as a team, and then some bench ball to finish the session. Bench Ball, like dodgeball, is all about team work and accurate throwing of the ball. But Bench Ball also requires some good catching by those on the benchs for your team to win.
At the end of a busy session the Star or the Week was awarded to Toby, which was really good going as it was his very first week at the club. We hope he enjoyed himself and we look forward to seeing him join in with all the fun in the weeks ahead. Well done Toby and all those who did so well this week!
In our last session before the half term break we had lots of activities to enjoy. At the start of the session lots of different games were laid out for the kids to play. These included Table Football, Table Tennis, Climbing Aparatus, Skittles, Boccia and a hoop game. As you can see from the photos below all the kids got stuck in and had a great time
After a break we played some games of Hockey and then Benchball. At the end of the session the coaches named Nicholas as Star of the Week so well done Nick!
We hope you all have a great half term and look forward to seeing you all back for our next session on the 27th February
We had another great turnout this week and it was good to Jessica back, who we have not seen for quite a while. Her father informed me that she has been busy with the Chicken Shed theatre recently which sounds fascinating but it was great to see her back and hopefully she will be able to come more regularly in the coming weeks.
Our session this week started with a number of games based around agility. The first game was called Domes + Dishes which uses plastic cones. The group was split in to teams and the aim of the game is to get more cones facing your way than the other team. Therefore, one team will want them all facing up and the other facing down. So a game of agility, strategy and teamwork. The next game was called Head + Catch but it is not as obvious as it sounds. The group were divided in to a number of circles. One member is in charge in the middle of each circle and they throw the ball to each member in turn. As they do they shout for the person to head or catch the ball BUT they have to do the opposite. So if the call is to catch the ball they should head it back to the person in the middle and if the shout is to head the ball then they should catch it and pass it back. So not only a game of agility doing catching, heading and throwing but also one of great concentration to do the opposite of what you are being asked to do. The last agility games was Rob the Nest which is a favourite game at the club. Again the kids are split in to teams and each team has a nest, the aim being to steal balls and bean bags from other teams nests and bring them back to your own. Obvously while your team is robbing other nests the other teams could be robbing yours! A game of speed, agility and strategy as you can imagine.
After a drinks break the fun continued with some basketball games. As you can see a good level of participation from all the children. At the end of the session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to Zakaa so very well done to him!
The main sport that we played this week was Rugby, with some Target Boccia and Bench Ball thrown in as well. The session started with some skills based practice which consisted of throwing and catching the Rugby ball so that by the end they could pass the ball to each other quite well. They started off working in pairs but that soon moved on to games called Hunter and Dragons Den (and no it didnt involve pitching to a bunch of rich people!). As you can see in the photos there was also a game played in two large circles but I am not sure what the name of that game was!
Whilst the larger children were playing Hunter the little ones, and some of the girls, had the opportunity to practice their throwing using bean bags in a game of Target Boccia, in the hallway. Georgia led the game with some great help from Ollie.
After a short break we played some games of Bench ball which carried on the theme of throwing and catching - but this time using a round ball rather than a rugby ball. At the end of the session the coaches decided that Nicholas was the star of the week for his excellent participation and enthusiasm so well done to Nicholas!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.