It had been quite a few weeks since we played Hockey so it was great to get the sticks out again and get some practice in. The coaches, as always, started with some basic ball control skills. This included drills focusing on dribbling, shooting and passing. They then moved on to some one vs. one games which, as the pictures show, involved close ball control whilst running. Afterwards it was full team games which ensured the children passed to each other and worked as a team if they wanted to win.
Before a break they slowed things down a bit with a game of bench hockey. This game really does rely on teamwork as the team try to progress the ball from one end to the goal at the other end - whilst their opponents were battling to do the same thing in the other direction.
After a break the kids wanted to return to basketball, which we played last week, but just a team game rather than skills practice. They showed great energy and as we were able to split in to three teams they could rotate and get a rest every now and again.
At the end of the session the coaches awarded the star of the week award to Anand who got really well involved in both the Hockey and the Basketball. Anand often appears in the Star of the Week photos as he is a top notch photo bomber but he hadn't actually won the award himself for quite a while. Therefore, big congratulations to Anand for his efforts this week
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be NO sportability club next Saturday (19th) as Oak View school are holding their Christmas Fayre on the Sunday (20th) and need to set up on the Saturday, We will be back on Saturday 26th November but do please try and attend the Oak View Fayre if you can.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.