It was great to be back after the Half term break as we played Handball as the main sport. The coaches started with a warm up as usual, with jogging and stretching plus a game of Traffic Lights with Star Jumps on an amber light.
We then moved on to Handball with the kids taking it in turns, in their groups, to bounce and dribble a ball up and down the hall and then around the cones.
We then introduced some shooting practice, firstly throwing at a bench as a goal then at numbered cones.
After a quick drinks break we split the group in to three teams for some Handball matches, with a bench at each end as a goal. Each team played each other - Blues, Reds and Yellows. There were some close matches with the last match a tense battle that was won by 5-4.
After the main break we switched sports to play some Archery. The group split in to two teams - Robin Hood's Archers and The Sheriff of Nottingham's Archers. After a practice round we then entered competition mode - after one round each Robin Hood's team were trailing 70 points to 82.
After the second round of shooting the scores were 82 to 92 with the Sheriff's team winning again but in the last round Robin Hood's team made some amends by winning 63 to 56.
Last Saturday was the last session before the half term break. Myself and Ray were not present so Alan, Ollie and Cliff were very busy, especially as we had THREE new members, which is great!
Unfortunately, as they were so busy there are not any photos to share but Alan has advised that the sports that they covered were Rob the Nest; Tennis Skills; High Jump and Boccia.
The Star of the Week was Anand as his performance throughout the session was top class
We hope you are all having a fun and relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you all when we return on Saturday 26th February at 10am.
This week at Sportability Club our main sport was Football - a sport we have not played here for a very long time!
We also had two new members join us - Aidan and Millie. Welcome, we hope you both enjoyed it.
After the usual warm up, led by Ray, the kids paired up to practice some passing. They started by just passing the ball back and forth but before long the coaches introduced some cones that they had to pass between.
From there the ball control was developed with the kids as they had to dribble the ball up and around a cone and back. That developed further in to a course of cones to dribble around.
After a drinks break we put all that practice to good use. Instead of playing a normal game of football, which could be chaotic and potentially dangerous in a school hall, we played Foosball aka Table Football. The group split in to three teams of 6 players and each person was given a position on the football table that they had to stick to. The idea being that it was all about accurate passing to your team mates and not giving the ball away to the opposition. The three teams - red, blues and yellows - took it in turns to play each other and it really was good fun!
After the main break we played one more game of Foosball before finishing off the session with some Archery. The kids took it in turns to have shots at the targets using the user friendly plastic bows and arrows. Make no mistake though it still takes a lot of effort to pull that string back!
It was a fantastic session all around and we had the biggest group of kids taking in part for many a year - which was great to see.
The coaches awarded the Star of the Week award to new girl Millie. She showed enthusiasm and a great effort throughout the session and settled in really well. Well done Millie!
This Saturday coming, the 12th, is our last before the half term break so please do join us for more fun. See you there!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.