Another Saturday of glorious weather so we were all out on the playground making the most of the weather as we played a variety of games. Numbers were a little down, there was mention of another event happening at the same time - a wedding or something. but those that were present at Oak View School enjoyed themselves immensely.
After the usual warm up led by Ray, Ciara and Ollie the session goy under way with some agility and running games. First up was Rob the Nest were the group split in to teams and the object of the game is to get the most balls in to your nest by robbing balls from other teams nests. However, while you are busying getting balls from their nests the other team may well be taking balls from yours. Therefore, the faster you are the better but good tactics also play a big part.
After that was Domes and Dishes where a lot of cones are scattered around the playground - some are face up (dishes) and some are face down (domes). Two teams then compete to get as many facing their way as possible before the game ends. The Domes team try to get them all facing down while the Dishes team are turning them all the other way getting them facing up. So, like Rob the Nest it is a frantic game where the teams are often undoing what the opposing team has just done. The team with the most cones facing their way at the end is the winner
After a refreshment break we then moved on to Football Rounders. This is similar to a normal game of Rounders but instead of trying to hit a small ball with a small bat we used a football and the pitcher rolls the ball along the ground so the player whose turn it is can kick it in any direction they like (and as hard as they like). At this stage rather than go straight in to a game Ray let each player take a turn kicking the ball and helped the players understand how and when to run around the stops that make up the diamond. A lot of players also got the chance to either bowl or field.
After the main break, where some of the group watched some of THAT wedding on the laptop, it was no more practising but in to a game. The group split in to two teams with each team taking it in turns to either bat (kick) or bowl & field. At this point Teagan took Todd (her younger brother) and his best mate Liam off to the ball pool where they always have lots of fun - mainly at Teagan's expense!
I am told that it was Callum's team that won the football rounders game so a very well done to all his team.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.