The focus this week at Sportability Club was on ball skills and mainly passing and throwing. After some stretches to warm up there was a quick game of tag before we got in to the ball skills. The first game was a good one - all the children and leaders got together in a circle and when it was your turn you had to pass the ball to the person next to you then run around the outside of the circle and back to your starting place. Meanwhile the rest of the team passed the ball from person to person around the circle. The aim being to get the ball back around the circle before the runner.
The next game that Alan and Ray came up with was throwing a soft ball at a target. The target being to knock a tennis ball off the cone. Initially the kids worked in pairs opposite each other. They then moved on to a bigger game with the group split in to two teams with a number of tennis balls on cones in the middle of the hall. The teams took it in turns to have a throw with the object being the team to get the most hits becoming the winner.
After a break for refreshments we moved on to a game of Handball. This is much like football but throwing and catching the ball rather than kicking it. The goals were the ones marked by black tape in the photos and it proved for a fast energetic game as well as using the throwing skills worked on earlier in the session.
At the end of the session the coaches all agreed that Liam fully deserved the Star of the Week award for all his efforts. Well done Liam!
Next week there will be a variety of aparatus and games out as it is our last session before the half term break. See you all then!
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.