On a beautiful Saturday morning we met once again for a fantastic session of sport led by coaches Alan, Ray and Ollie. The first sport we played this week was Rugby out on the playground. We did passing in pairs then passing the ball around the body, when you caught the ball, before passing back and then running then passing.
We then moved inside the school hall for a tag game called Hunter. This is where two kids compete against each other. On the word go one races to get a ball from the hoop and get back without being tagged by their opponent. The opponent meanwhile has to run up the hall, around a cone and then try and tag the other player before they get back. The two kids then switch roles for a second run so both have the chance to be hunter and hunted.
After the main break we switched to Golf and more specifically putting. The first game we played was who could get the ball closest to the bench. Controlling ball speed was the key with many kids striking the ball too hard initially and the ball would bounce back off the bench at the far end of the hall. The kids then learnt through practice how hard to strike the ball so that it just reached the bench without bouncing back. There were some really impressive strokes by the end of the game.
We then played a really great game which was putting through the legs. Sounds simple but we built it up so that every time someone got the ball through the legs of a teammate they would join the queue of people making a tunnel for the next person to get the ball through. By the end of the game the tunnel would be up to 8 people deep which makes for a really tough shot for the last person!
We then finished off the session with teams of kids trying to hit cones with their putts to collect them. Loads of cones were scattered over the hall floor so early on it was quite easy to hit and collect cones but as the game wore on and the number of cones left decreased it became harder and harder to get the cones.
Our two star performers this week, and recipients of the Star of the Week awards, were Charlotte and Ellis. Very well done both!
Join us again this coming Saturday to see what sports we have in store to play! Dont forget to bring plenty to drink and to put on the sun cream in case it is another hot day!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.