We played some lesser known sports this week at Epping Forest Sportability Club - Handball and Goalball
Handball is a cross between netball and football - all about passing, throwing and teamwork.
Goalball is a sport for blind people and can be best described as sitting football. The ball has a bell inside it so that you can hear where it is.
Ray led the morning warm up before we got the balls out to start on the games of Handball. We started by throwing at the benches (goals), them moved on to working in pairs passing, moving then shooting.
We then moved on to some team games with the group splitting in to three small sided teams - thus allowing for some rotation and rests between games. We had a bench at either end of the hall which was the goal the players had to aim for.
After the main break we switched sports to Goalball. We started by practicing rolling the ball between players before splitting in to three small sided teams once more for some team games. The Goalball is a lot heavier than the balls used earlier in Handball so the kids had to get used to rolling the ball to each other and moving around on the floor without standing and running.
It was a great session and good to play different sports. At the end the coaches decided that the Star of the Week award should go to Hal for his efforts throughout the day. Well done Hal!
Next week is the last session before Xmas so it is party time! Bring along your party food and drinks, and wear Xmas outfits if you like!
See you there!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.