With the weather not being quite so good this week we still did Athletics as planned but rather than being on the field we stayed in the hall. The kids took part in various events including hurdles; standing high jump; target throwing with bean bags and doing chest push passes with a basketball. Hopefully the photos demonstrate these events much better than I can explain them but I will try none the less. The hurdles were a run of six small hurdles for the kids to negotiate as quickly as they could. The standing high jump is exactly that, so rather than take a run up to jump over a bar it is more a question of how high you can jump from a standing start. Target throwing was trying to get the highest score when throwing bean bags at a large (archery style) target. Lastly, the chest push is a style of basketball pass where you push the ball out from your chest and is a strong way of passing the ball. The aim being to pass the ball the longest distance.
After a break we switched to basketball starting with some skill drills before moving on to some games. At the end of the session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to Callum who has done really well each and every week since he joined earlier in the year.
Next week is our last meeting before taking a week off for half term so we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Saturday. Also, if you know of someone who could benefit from the club please bring them along or ask them to drop in to see what we get up to.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.