We had a bit of a mix of sports this week but the main focus was on Rugby and in particular practising with the ball. This involved working in pairs initially passing the ball between each other throwing and catching the "odd shaped ball". Next up was moving the ball and that included around the body, around & between the legs, over the head and also through the legs to the partner. The photos below show Coach Alan working with Zakaa practising all these moves.
The kids then moved on to some one versus one races with the Rugby ball which introduced moving with the ball as they threw and caught it. Lastly was a game called Hunter which is a tag game with a Hunter trying to catch their "prey" bby grabbing their tag before they get home with the ball.
After a break they played a game of Boccia, the paralympic sport based on Target Bowls but unfortunately we dont have any photos from that. Then it was straight on to a game of Three Tee Cricket which is a popular fast paced game with the group split in to two teams. Each person takes it in turn to bat against the opposing team of fielders by hitting three tennis balls off of three tees. They try to get the ball to hit the back wall, for maximum points, while the fielders try to stop that happening. Then the batter tries to get as many runs as possible in the time in takes the fielding team to get the balls back on the three tees in their original position. The team with the most points / runs being the winner. Lastly, the same two teams faced off in a game of Benchball which involves a lot of running around but importantly also throwing, catching and great team work. At the end of the session the coaches decided that the Star of the Week award should go to Charlotte so very well done to her.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.