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Tue, 08 Nov


Longdean Sports Space

Our most inclusive, gentle, Neurodiverse sessions of them all @ Hemel (13)

Games Coaching is a different way to improve

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Our most inclusive, gentle, Neurodiverse sessions of them all @ Hemel (13)
Our most inclusive, gentle, Neurodiverse sessions of them all @ Hemel (13)

Time & Location

08 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 19:00

Longdean Sports Space, HP3 8JH


About the event

Games Coaching is built on 10 years of experience of Jon Thorne (ADHD, dyslexic dad) - home-educating Josh and Arran - his ADHD and dyslexic children supported by a loving wife and mum.

  • 6 to 7pm. 
  • It is at Longdeam Sportspace.  The entrance is not via Longdean school.  There is a separate entrance that you can only find by just putting the post code in - HP3 8JH - off Hill Common. The easiest way is to use “What3Words” and they are ///guard.forks.fries
  • There is a big "ish" with age. If it works for the player it works for us.
  • Full court

Any questions contact me on

About Games Coaching

Autism can mean we overfocus on the details - which can lead to poor performance and poor mental health when we are not in control of the controllable. Games Coaching lifts players out of the detail -  to see the wider context - the bigger picture of what is going on around  them - and flow through the space between obstacles to discover  different ways to get different results. Players discover they  are more fluid in their thinking than they thought and are less stressed  when the wider world impacts what they are doing.

What players and parents think

  • We went to the most amazing basketball session in  Hemel at Longdean school. My son is autistic and has ADHD he struggles  to follow instruction and is extremely demand avoidant. This session  took all the barriers away for my son and he had the most amazing time,  his words “I loved it”. Well worth checking out
  • A young player - "I like Jon’s sessions because instead of telling us what to do we all just work it out ourselves" 
  • A parent - "It’s refreshing to see someone run a sports session with a focus on kindness and flexibility instead of adherence to set patterns based on traditional ways of learning. We have always been made to feel welcome and encouraged to participate and my children gain confidence by being part of something that requires teamwork. As an observer, I enjoy seeing the players thinking about not just themselves but the whole team. It’s not about just playing ball, it’s about creative thinking, consideration of others and teamwork" 

The app

It is easier to book on using our app which you can get by going to  your phone's app store, search for app called Spaces. Download.  And then enter this code QTKFDS

Pricing Policy

Don't let a lack of money stop you from coming. We have free tickets.  Contact you don't need to explain - He will  just give you the code.


  • Lets play ball

    We are a social enterprise. We use all profits to give those who are excluded or vulnerable to social exclusion a free experience of playing sports and games where everyone set's each other up to succeed. Where everyone constantly imagines other ways. Where everyone uses mistakes to find what is next and grow. Experiences to build a belief that they are not stuck as they are now. Thank you. Contact to get a free ticket

  • Pay it forward

    This "Pay it forward" ticket gives someone a free ticket to this event. They are typically people who suffer social exclusion because they think differently. They use our events to grow a belief in themselves that they can live a life of their making free from a fear of not being good enough in the eyes of others. Thank you!

  • Pay what you want

    Please, don't let a lack of money stop you from coming. We are a social enterprise. Or, pay more as a donation.

    Pay what you want



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