As it was our last session before Christmas it was a more relaxed session this week with various games set up around the hall for the children to try out as they pleased. We had Boccia, Table Tennis, Basketball, Target Cricket, Table Football (also known as Foosball) and Target Bean Bag throwing.
We finished off with some party food, a special thanks to Lesley's mum for all the crisps and Ollie's mum for the drinks! Lastly Ollie gave an end of term speech thanking all those that help make the club possible. Well done Ollie! Then Head Coach Alan wished everyone a great Christmas and New Year giving out chocolates to everyone - children and staff alike!
From all the Staff at Epping Forest Sportability Club may we wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year. We hope to see you all back on Saturday 9th January at 10:00 ready to run off all those mince pies and chocolates!
After a short break we moved on to a game called bench hockey where we split in to four teams and you play with the sticks going through the bench and the pitch is the area between the benches with the goals at either end. This not only helped practice the ball control but also added team work in to the game. It is similar to playing table football in that the ball moves backwards and forwards between players on each team as the ball travels up and down the pitch. Hopefully these pictures can help demonstrate the game a lot better!
Lastly there were team games of hockey putting everything learnt in to short games. At the end of the session the coaches, Alan and Ray, decided that Hal was the Star of the Week for good effort all round throughout the session. Well done Hal!
This coming Saturday is our last before the christmas break so we hope to see as many members as possible there. We may even see a former coach make a special appearance!
No, not the type of handball seen at football matches but rather the sport of Handball. For those that have not seen or played it before Handball is similar to football in that two teams play each other with the aim of scoring the most goals. The big difference is that you throw and catch the ball rather than kick it. We started the session on Saturday with some basic games practising basic throwing and catching, in a big circle. We then moved on to throwing at targets in pairs before practising bouncing the ball and shooting with games becoming slightly more complicated as we went on. The session culminated in some team games. We split all the children in to three teams so that we could have a mini tournament and that allowed teams to rest between games. At the end of the session hopefully all the kids had great fun but also improved their ball skills in terms of catching as well as throwing at a target
Just a reminder we have just two weeks left now before we break for Christmas! Finally the Star of the Week was awarded to Daniel so well done for getting so involved!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.