Last Saturday's session was dominated by the sport of Basketball. After the usual warm ups it was straight in to some skills practice with members working in pairs to throw the ball to each other. They started with bounce passes so that the partner could catch the ball easily. Then it was passing direct to the partner. After that it was more around ball control so moving the ball around your waist, between your legs and also behind your head. That moved on to the pairs standing back to back passing the ball around (waists), over (heads) or under (between legs).
After a short drinks break in was then time for some shooting practice. Using both baskets half the kids lined up to take their turn at one end with the rest at the other. Once a player got to the front of the line they took their shot from the line and then moved to the back of the queue at the other end of the hall. This then created a circuit where the kids rotated through the queues at either end of the hall.
Whilst some of the one on one games were taking place a few of the younger kids had a break from the basketball and went off to the ball pool for some fun. Although I suspect Ciara, who was looking after them, may have had just as much fun!
It was then time for the main break so that the kids could have their snacks and drinks. We then finished off the session with some basketball matches. The group split in to three teams and each team took it in turn to play the other two teams in a round robin format. The teams used the colour bands so as you can see in the pictures there were the red, blue and yellow teams. This brought together all the skills practised throughout the session in a fun but competitive setting.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.