For our first sunny Saturday for a long time it was great to be outside on the playground for our session. Football was the main sport we played, and after a warm up led by Ray, it was straight in to some skills practice.
We started with some ball dribbling then Jorys led a traffic light game - dribble with the ball on green, move the ball side to side on yellow and stop on red.
Alan then laid out some cones for the kids to dribble around including doing a figure of eight.
After a quick drinks break it was on to some shooting practice with the kids moving up the playground, around the cones, before stopping and shooting.
After the main break the kids put all the practice to good use in some small sided games. Unfortunately, I had to leave early so no photos from the matches but Alan did send through a photo of our star performers for the week - Liam and Pranav. Well done lads!
Next week club will be on despite the Coronation of King Charles so if you have said that you are going to attend please ensure that you do so that there are enough kids to make the session worthwile. Many Thanks
We had a good turnout for our first session back after the Easter break and it was great to see everyone. Hockey was the main sport we played.
After a warm up, led by Ray, we practised some Hockey skills. These included dribbling with the ball, a traffic light game, moving the ball through the cones, then moving the ball in a figure of 8 around the cones.
They then paired up passing the ball between the pair as they made their way around the cones. The final practice was shooting with the kids dribbling the ball half way down the hall before shooting towards a goal made up of cones in front of a bench. After shooting they would collect their ball, dribble back and pass on to the next person so that they could take their turn.
After the main break we put all that good practice to use in some small sided games. The first match up was between the green and yellow teams with the green team winning a close battle 6 to 5. Next up the blue team played the yellow's and the blue team ran out winners. It was then the battle of the two winning teams - the green's and the blue's to see who would be champions. The game went one way and the other but it was the green team that won out by a score line of 4 to 3.
We finished off with some games of Boccia with the group splitting in to two teams. We started off with 9 hoops to aim for and with each game the number of hoops reduced. The reds won the first game. The blue team won the second game, with 5 hoops to aim for. The final game with just three hoops was won by the blue team 4-2.
It is Todd's birthday next week so we all sang him Happy Birthday. Alan then presented our Star performers their certificates and the were Charlotte and Hal - well done both!
Numbers were a bit down this week but we had fun none the less as we enjoyed a fantastic last session before the Easter Break.
Ray was absent as well so Alan led the warm up before we got going with some catching practice in pairs. First off we did some bounce passes then we did some throwing and catching without bouncing the ball.
We then moved on to a game of Champion. The group split in to two groups with Ollie leading one game and Alan the other. They throw to each child in turn. If they catch the ball successfully they move up the line. If they drop it then they move to the bottom of the queue. At the end of the game Valentina was Champion in Ollie's group and Charlotte the champion in Alan's group, but there were several kids leading the way at various points during the game.
Before the main break we then did some fielding practice - picking the ball up from a cone and throwing at the stumps.
After the main break we practice batting - hitting the ball off a cone towards the end of the hall as straight as possible. We then went on to play some three tee cricket games. Each player had to hit three balls off of three tees then try and get as many runs as possible before the fielding team put the tees and tennis balls back in to position. Alexander's team won the first game by 47 runs to 42. The second game was a lot closer with Alexander's team scoring 80 runs. The final player for Valentina's team was Alan. He needed 7 runs to win, 6 to draw but only managed 5!!!
At the end of a great session Alan gave each of the kids an Easter Egg for all their efforts over the term. We wish you all a great Easter break and look forward to seeing you back on the 22nd April
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.