Apologies - with all the madness of Christmas I have just realised I never posted this update from our last session - better late than never I suppose, bit like the Christmas Cards in the post!
We had a great turnout for our final session of the autumn term, despite the cold and ice outside. With Alan absent the session was led by Ray and Ollie. We started with a much needed warm up before playing some parachute games
We then played some basketball. Firstly we did various passing routines including bounce passes and passing across a circle. Then we did a shooting routine making use of all the basketball hoops in the hall
At the main break we turned up the music and the kids had their party food and drink. For the last part of the session we played games of Boccia and Curling, ands some carried on with their basketball shooting.
On a frosty cold winter's morning we had a great turnout for our penultimate Sportability session of the year.
The warm up was led by Alan with Ollie running a traffic light game including jogging and star jumps.
We then played some putting with the group splitting in to four. Initially it was putting down a lane of cones trying to get in the hoop at the end. Speed and direction were key.
After that they went on to taking turns to hit and collect cones laid out on the floor
After a quick drinks break the final putting game was trying to get it in to a hoop for 1 point but if you got it to stop on a mat inside the cone then that was 10 points. Getting it to stop on the mat was near impossible though - we did try really hard! The team Ollie was leading won the game after accumulating 17 points!
After the main break we switched sports to Benchball. The group split in to three teams and they took it in turns to play each other. The green team won the first game against the blues but the blue team then won against the yellow team. In the match up between the green team and yellows it was the green team that won out once more. In the rematch between the blues and greens it was the blue team that triumphed this time. Blue vs yellow game two was won by the blue team again. Finally, the Green vs Yellow re-match the yellow team won and got their revenge. Overall, the blue team won having been victorious in three of their four games.
Stars of the week are pictured below and include Alexander - well done to both boys!
Do not forget that next week is our last before the Christmas break so we will be having a lot of fun and a bit of music. Bring along your party food and drinks to make it a bit special, if you like!
Unfortunately, Alan is unlikely to be able to be with us next week as he has to take his Mum to a hospital appointment. So, we would all just like to say a big thank you to Alan for all his efforts throughout the year and wish him a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
We had a great session of Basketball at Epping Forest Sportability Club this week and with lots of basketballs bouncing all at the same time it was quite a noisy session too!
After the normal warmup led by Ray the kids started off with a basketball each to practice their dribbling skills. First off, it was just around the hall. Then it was along the lines marked out on the floor and finally a traffic light game led by Ollie.
We then moved on to some shooting practice taking it in turns to shoot at each end of the hall. At the main break we got in to Football World Cup fever with each child picking one of the remaining 16 teams. Whoever has the world cup winning team will win a small prize.
After the main break we played some one vs one games using the world cup teams drawn and the fixtures that will be played out in the next few days in the round of 16. We then finished off with some small sided games. The group were split in to three teams and we played a round robin basis, so each team played each other.
It was a great session once again and all the kids really enjoyed it.
Join us again next Saturday for our penultimate session before the Christmas break.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.