It was great to be back after the half term break and we had a great turnout for a session based around cricket skills. We started with some throwing and catching practice before a game of Champion. The group split in to two different games of champion so that the kids didnt have to wait long between turns.
After a quick drinks break we practiced batting - hitting off tees towards some target cones.
After the main break we played a new game called rapid fire cricket. It is a variation on three tee cricket but in this game there are four balls to hit off of four tees. The difference being that the fielding team have to get the four tennis balls back in to four separate hoops, place them on a cone in the hoop and stand in the hoop with the ball. Therefore, the batter only stops running between wickets when 4 balls are on 4 cones, inside 4 hoops along with 4 fielders. I promise you it is a lot easier than it sounds! Coach Alan explained the rules and kept score. Once everyone had a turn to bat in Callum's team their total was 61 runs. Valentina's team was next up and they tried to overcome that score - unfortunately by then everyone had the hang of the game and the fielding was a lot quicker so they only managed 44 runs.
We finished off the session with Ray leading some games of Boccia with a decreasing number of hoops to aim for. As you can see in the photos below the red team won the final game with 2 balls in the lone hoop against the blue team's solitary ball.
Our star of the week awards this week went to Liam and Pranav - well done lads!
See you again this Saturday for more fun in the sun - if the heatwave does arrive dont forget to apply lots of sun screen and have plenty of drinks!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.