This weeks session at EF Sportability consisted of two very different sports, namely basketball and archery.
The basketball portion of the session was delivered outside on the playground as we had an amazing autumn Saturday morning in terms of the weather. Ray started the session off with some dribbling skills with the ball which then progressed on to a traffic lights game. The coaches then set up some lanes of cones for the kids to dribble through, once the kids reached the end of the cones they had to move the ball around the body before returning back.
Next up was bounce passes, the kids paired up and stood opposite each other with a large gap between them (with a cone in the middle). The object being to pass the ball to your partner by throwing the ball so it bounced once on it's way, close to the cone. The partner would then catch the ball and do a bounce pass back.
The final final part of the basketball session was dribbling and shooting so going along the same slalom course as before but this time shooting in to a net at the end. There was some great shooting, especially from Calum, Liam and Alexander but well done to all. It was then time for a very well deserved drinks break.
Once the break was over we moved inside in to the school hall for some archery. This is a new sport which we have never taken part in before at EFSC, having only done it before years ago on an activity weekend. We were using new equipment especially designed for kids to use indoors - i.e. made of plastic with rubber suction pads rather than the normal and rather lethal normal arrows! The members took to the sport as if they had done this every week and well done to everyone. A special mention goes to Valentina who did not want too stop firing those arrows and consistently hit the target. Also a big well done to Alexander and Callum who again hit the target on each occasion they came up to fire. Three members managed to hit the bulls eye during the session and thus scored a big 10 for their efforts. So very well done to Callum, Kerrie and Valentina. Fantastic shooting.
The archery was very well received and no doubt this will become a popular and regular event.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.