The main sport we played this week was basketball and it is always a sport that our members get stuck in to and have a lot of fun playing.
We started as usual with a warm up and this week it was a game of tag to get the kids running around. Then it was straight in to the basketball with some ball control work. After that Coach Alan had devised a pass-and-run game where the group split over six stations in the shape of a rectangle. The ball was passed around the rectangle from one station to the next but as the person passed the ball they would follow it by running to that station. It was a fast paced game made even trickier when a second ball was added.
After a short drinks break it was on to some one vs one games. Coach Ray picked two people in turn to go up against each other. After a ready, steady, go they had to race around cones from one end of the hall to the other where Ollie was waiting to throw the ball in to play. The two opponents would then have to go one on one back down to the other end bouncing the ball as they went before shooting. The first to score a basket won and it was often the player to gain control of the ball first that had the best chance of winning.
Once all the one on one games were complete it was time for a well earned break before we went in to some team games. Little Liam is unable to take part in these games at present in case his wobbly tooth falls out again! So as you can see in the pictures below Ollie kept him busy in the hallway with a throwing game using bean bags and hoops. Meanwhile, the rest put all their practice to good use as they played some proper games of basketball. Finally, as a way to wind down, we played some Target Boccia at the end of the session.
Our star of the week was awarded by the coaches to Hal - a very well done Hal!
My apologies for posting the blog so late this week - must do better next week.
Join us again on Saturday at 10 where the main sport will be badminton
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.