We had a fantastic turnout this week and played the sport of Volleyball, which we have not played for quite a while.
The session started as always with a warm up led by Ray. Alan then did some warm up exercises using cones scattered around the hall. These involved stretching down and touching the cones as you moved around the hall. He then introduced a count so that if he called out three the kids would have to bend down and touch 3 cones as quickly as possible.
For the volleyball, we started by using the benches laid out along the middle of the hall. The kids were then grouped either side of a bench based on ability. They started by doing bounce passes to each other across the bench.
They then moved on to hitting the ball back with the palm of their hands rather than catching and throwing. The idea being to get an accurate rally going with the ball going back and forth and trying not to hit it in any other direction!
We then progressed to using tennis nets and getting some good rallies going!
After the break we played King of the Court Volleyball style. A coach would throw the ball over the net to where the kids were lined up to take a turn. They had to hit the ball back with the palms of their hands, volleyball style, and get it back in to the court without being caught. Ollie and I were there to try and catch them out with a one handed catch. After some practice rounds we started the games and if you were caught out or failed to get the ball back over the net and in to the court then you were out and became part of the catching team. Last person standing was the winner. Davina won the first game and Justin won the second. Well done both!
Our star performers this week were Pranav and Kealan - well done boys!
See you again next Saturday for more fun and games!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.