Just been informed by the Oak View School that the school will be closed this weekend due to some asbestos work that is going on
Therefore, we are unable to run Sportability club.
Our next meeting will therefore be Saturday 12th November
We had quite a low turnout this week, our last session of the half term, but it was enjoyable none the less. Ray and Ollie were both back and Ray led the warm up at the start of the session. We then played some hockey in the hall starting with ball control practice, a traffic light game and the dribbling around cones before passing to the next person to take their turn. Ray then added some shooting practice in to the dribbling routine so that once they had dribbled around the cones going up the hall they stopped and shot at a "goal" marked out on a bench. Having had a shot at goal they collected and dribbled the ball back before passing to the next player.
After a quick break for drinks, we then played a game of Hockey with the kids splitting in to two teams helped by the coaches. Sometimes it was a struggle to get the kids to remember which way they were shooting and there were quite a few own goals, but the eventual score was 10-9 to the team not in bibs.
After the main break we switched sports to play some Archery. After some practice shooting, we played a game of Bake-a-Cake where each section of the'target was an ingredient needed to make a cake. However, if you hit a 7 then you burnt the cake! Finally, we played a team scoring game where each player had a turn and the scores were totted up to see which team won. Pranav's team won by 3 games to 1 with one tied game.
We hope you all have a great half term break and look forward to seeing you all back on Saturday 5th November
What a busy Saturday morning we had!
We were without both Ray and Ollie who were both unwell. It was also the AGM this week so many thanks for all the parents and carers who took time out to sit down with us and share views on the running of the club.
With all that going on Alan and Cliff had to switch between the meeting and running the session for the kids. It also meant we had no photos from the morning session which was various games of Boccia.
By the time the meeting finished the kids were on their main break. After that the second half of the session was taken up with some great games of Benchball. The group split in to three teams so that they could rotate, play against each other and also get a rest every now and then.
We also welcomed a new member this week - Ethan. It is always great to have new members coming to the club, so we hope you enjoy it Ethan!
Our star of the week award winners this week were Charlotte and Davina - congratulations to you both. Well done!
We are running next Saturday, it is the Saturday afterwards that we will not be around. Therefore, we hope to see you all next week when hopefully we will have Ray and Ollie back as well.
Firstly, apologies for the lack of a post last week but I understand they had a great session playing Football and Curling.
After a warm-up led by Ray, our main sport this week was Basketball and we started off by doing some skills practice. This involved a game of Traffic Lights where the kids dribbled the ball on a green signal, bounced on the spot on yellow or stopped altogether on red. Alan changed the action for yellow mid-game so that the kids moved the ball around their waists instead. After the traffic light game Alan and Ray laid out some cones for the kids to dribble the ball around.
After a quick drinks break, we moved on to some Shooting practice taking it in turns to shoot at the basket at either end of the hall. From there we then moved on to some One on One games where the coaches would pair up players of equal age and ability. They would run from the basket end of the hall around a cone at the far end of the hall where Ray was waiting to throw the ball in to play. It was then a case of who scored first so players switching between attack and defence depending on who had the ball.
During our main break we noticed that the weather had warmed up quite a bit, so we moved outside in the sunshine for a game of Handball. The group split in to two teams - blues and yellows and there was some fantastic teamwork and passing on display. The person with the ball should not move so it forced them in to passing then running up the pitch to try and get the ball back.
It was a great match and the blue team ran out eventual winners
At the end of the session Alan advised that we have marked our 17 year anniversary as a club and he has been head coach all that time (and some of our older members have been coming along for all that time too!)
A reminder to all parents and carers that next Saturday is our annual general meeting (AGM) so please do try and attend as this is your chance to have a say in how the club is run. We will start the meeting once the kids have started their activities so around 10:15 to 10:30. We hope it will not take too long as well!
There were a number of outstanding performances this week, but the Star of the Week awards this week went to Valentina and Ellis. Congratulations to you both!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.