With Head Coach Alan away this week it was down to Ray and Ollie to lead the session and we had a fabulous time playing Hockey
As always any session must start with some proper warm ups so the kids once again made use of the school's equipment before doing some stretching exercises and finally playing a game or two of What's the Time Mr Wolf?
With the warm up out of the way it was time to get on to the main sport of Hockey (Ollie's choice!). The kids grabbed a stick and tennis ball each and first up was to practice dribbling around the playground. Once familiar with the ball and controlling it our birthday boy Liam lead a game of Traffic Lights. With assistance from coach Ray he would hold up a coloured cone with Red being STOP and don't move, Yellow means stand still and pass the ball from side to side. Lastly, Green is for GO so dribble your tennis ball around the play ground. The last to carry out the instruction each time it switched was out and had to sit the rest of that game out. Soon it was down to a couple of kids - Kerrie and Callum who were joint winners.
After that the kids formed a circle to test the accuracy and speed of their passing as they tried to pass a tennis ball around the circle and then across the circle.
After a quick drinks break it was back outside to do so slalom work going up and down the playground dribbling the ball around the cones as you went.
We then played some one-versus-one games with kids competing with each other to be the first to score a goal past Hal who was our goalkeeper.
After the main break we put all the skills practiced to good use in a match. The group were split in to two teams - the yellows and the reds - and a fantastic match ensued. The game ended with a thrilling 18 to 10 win to the yellow team.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.