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Tue, 02 May


Longdean Sports Space

Spectrum Basketball @ Hemel (31)

For SEN players we provide a more neurodiverse version of sports coaching.

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More sessions are coming
Spectrum Basketball @ Hemel (31)
Spectrum Basketball @ Hemel (31)

Time & Location

02 May 2023, 18:00 – 19:05

Longdean Sports Space, HP3 8JH


About the event

  • Our more neurodiverse version of sports coaching means players are not coached to attain The Standard. Everyone is coached to think a little differently from each other. To grow into their neurodiversity. 
  • The Spectrum Series - gives SEN players more head space - more time to settle into the idea that they can be their own judge of their own performance. They can experience the joy of owning their own learning. They can try new things, fail, and progress free of anyone pointing out technical mistakes. Parents are welcome to play to help with this process. The other sessions are for everyone who wants the opportunity to think a little differently about how they play. Only parents learning to be Games Coaches can play. As their confidence grows some players go to the other sessions using Spectrum as their grounding.
  • 6 to 7pm. 
  • It is at Longdean 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
  • The easiest way to pay us using the 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
  • 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.

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" 


We typically take about £75 from parents. The court costs £50. We would very much appreciate a sponsor to support this session by covering the court cost as this will enable our Games Coaches to be paid to run this event. And for us to train parents to be new Games Coaches. Please contact to explore more.

Any questions contact the help centre


  • 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 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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