Despite the sun being out it was bitterly cold on Saturday but that didn't stop us from getting outside for a run around and play some football, albeit with big winter coats on! We had quite a good turn out which was nice to see and we manage to cram in quite a few activities. After running around the playground a few times and doing some star jumps to warm up it was on to football. Coach Alan led the session showing what was required. A number of ball control skills were practiced before we moved on to a game.
One the game of football was finished it was time for a quick refreshment break which meant heading back inside to the warmth of the school. We then stayed insiide playing some Target Boccia before moving on to some Three Tee cricket. The series of photos with Pranav in below help demonstrate exactly what the batter has to do.
We rounded off the session with a quick game of basketball. At the end of the session the coaches decided that Jessica was Star of the Week so very well done to her. See you all next Saturday for some more fun!
It had been quite a few weeks since we played Hockey so it was great to get the sticks out again and get some practice in. The coaches, as always, started with some basic ball control skills. This included drills focusing on dribbling, shooting and passing. They then moved on to some one vs. one games which, as the pictures show, involved close ball control whilst running. Afterwards it was full team games which ensured the children passed to each other and worked as a team if they wanted to win.
Before a break they slowed things down a bit with a game of bench hockey. This game really does rely on teamwork as the team try to progress the ball from one end to the goal at the other end - whilst their opponents were battling to do the same thing in the other direction.
After a break the kids wanted to return to basketball, which we played last week, but just a team game rather than skills practice. They showed great energy and as we were able to split in to three teams they could rotate and get a rest every now and again.
At the end of the session the coaches awarded the star of the week award to Anand who got really well involved in both the Hockey and the Basketball. Anand often appears in the Star of the Week photos as he is a top notch photo bomber but he hadn't actually won the award himself for quite a while. Therefore, big congratulations to Anand for his efforts this week
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be NO sportability club next Saturday (19th) as Oak View school are holding their Christmas Fayre on the Sunday (20th) and need to set up on the Saturday, We will be back on Saturday 26th November but do please try and attend the Oak View Fayre if you can.
After a quick game of tag to get the kids going it was straight in to Basketball this week. We started with some ball control skills like passing the ball around the body or around the legs, bouncing the ball and then passing to a partner.
We then moved on to some dribbling routines and then to one vs one games which involved running and then dribbling the ball before shooting. Finally we played some small sided games with only four players per team with the emphasis on team work and passing, as well as shooting and scoring.
After a well earned break we changed sports to play some target boccia which is all about aim and precision throwing and certainly a lot less energetic than Basketball, We then finished off with a game of Benchball to carry on the team spirit and use up any last energy left. At the end of the session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to Kerrie, particularly for her efforts during the basketball and boccia. So a very well done to Kerrie.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.