We saw a very good turn out this week and the main sport we practised was Rugby. After the usual warm up it was straight in to some pairs work practising passing a rugby ball between each other. Alan was on hand to explain technique to ensure the ball was being passed in the correct way. Once everyone had the hang of that Alan made it harder - still working in pairs but facing away from each other they had to pass the ball around their waists, above their heads and between their legs. It made for some good stretching, communication, team work and ball control,
Next up were some relay races with the pairs having to go up and down the hall whilst passing to each other and trying to beat the other teams at the same time. Following that was some Tag Rugby races in a game called Hunter. One player has to race to pick up a rugby ball and run back trying to get home before being tagged. The hunter has to run around a bollard before trying to catch and tag their prey before they get home with the ball, It is fast, energetic and a lot of fun!
After a well earned break we brought the pace down a bit with a couple of rounds of rounds of Target Boccia. A firm favourite where the group split in to two teams and aim for the centre of the target in the middle of the two teams. It is a nice relaxing game to play after all the action of the Rugby and allows the kids to have a bit of a chat at the same time
The last game we played before finishing off the session was a quick game of Benchball. The two teams aiming to get all their players on to the bench. Each time the team has the ball they must pass it to a colleague three times without the ball hittinig the ground. Only then can they pass the ball to their colleage on the bench. If caught they join their colleague on the bench, if not the game carries on with the opposing team getting the ball. There is plenty of running around, throwing, passing, shouting and a few interceptions as well.
At the end of an action packed session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week to Jessica. She is pictured here with coaches Alan and Ciara. Very well done Jess!
Next week it should be indoor hockey - we look forward to seeing you all then!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.