We had a great session of Benchball and Archery this week at Epping Forest Sportability Club this Saturday, despite a few people being away.
After the warm up we practised throwing and catching in a big circle before splitting up in to three teams for some round robin games of Benchball.
After the main break we switched sports to Archery. The group split in to two teams and, after some practice rounds, the two teams went head to head. Each person had three arrows on their turn and Alan totalled up the scores once each person had a turn. Ray's side won the first round with a score of 101 to 69 with Kerrie scoring a bullseye for Ray's team and Davina scoring on too for Alan's team. Alan's team got revenge in the second game winning by 82 to 54.
We finished up with some games of Boccia. The blue team won the first game easily by 8 shots in the hoops to 3. It was a bit closer in the second game but the blues ran out winners once more by 10 to 6.
Our star performers this week were Kealan and Davina - a very well done to both of you. See you all again next Saturday for our last session before the Easter Break.
Firstly, apologies for the lack of a post last week, as I was away. Alan and the team led a great session of Tennis and the Stars of the Week were Sonny and Valentina.
Alan was unwell this week so Ray and Ollie led a session of basketball.
After a thorough warm up, the kids grabbed a ball each and practiced their bouncing and dribbling. Ray had them bouncing at waist height, then high followed by low bounces. Ollie then led a traffic light game before the kids paired up to bounce the ball between them.
We then laid out rows of cones for the dribble around, up the hall and back again. Then at the half way mark Ray asked that they move the ball around their waist and between their legs, before dribbling back. We then did some shooting practice making use of the baskets at each end of the hall.
After the main break we played some one-on-one match ups before passing around a big circle. We then finished off with some small sided games with the group splitting in to three teams - yellows, blues and greens. In the first game it was a 1-1 draw between the blue team and the yellows. Then the green team faced the yellows and that ended up with a 1-0 win. The last game saw the blues face the green team but the green team prevailed again 1-0 due to a great basket by Todd.
Our star performers this week were Alexander and Swaran. Well done lads!
See you all again next week for more fun and games, when hopefully Alan will be fit and well enough to return!
On a cold and miserable March morning it was good to be in Oak View School Hall having fun while exercising. Our main sport this week was Rugby.
Ray started the session off with a warm up, leading the kids in jogging around the hall and doing a variety of stretches.
It was then on to Rugby and we started off working in pairs passing to each other.
We then incorporated throwing the ball in the air, clapping, before catching again - between passes. Then we started to move the ball around the waist as well.
Finally we did some over & under and side to side - getting used to receiving the ball in different positions
Once the pairs work was complete we split in to four groups and played some games of Rob the Nest. It is a fun game that the kids love, taking it in turns to rob a ball from another teams "nest", while they are robbing balls from yours!
We then formed a large circle and passed the ball around before we stopped for a drinks and snacks break.
After the break, we played a tag rugby game called Hunter. The kids took it in turns, in pairs, to be the hunted and then the hunter. The one being hunted had to run up the hall, grab a ball and get back without being tagged. The hunter at the same time had to run up the hall, around a cone, and then try and tag their opponent before they got back with the ball.
We finished off the session with a couple of quick rounds of Boccia with each team winning one round.
Our star performers this week were Justin and Kerrie - very well done to you both!
Join us again next week for more fun as we play a different sport.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.