Wed, 14 Jun|
Spectrum Basketball @ St Albans
Diversifying how the Neurodivergent learn to play team ball sports
Time & Location
14 Jun, 17:00 – 18:00
Loreto College, AL1 3RQ
About the event
please note - Spectrum Basketball is now on Wednesday, in St Albans, and 5 till 6pm - Loreto College, AL1 3RQ
"When I discovered that the skills I had developed to help some of the world's best engineers to better coordinate their work - helped our Neurodivergent children - I gave up work. Over the next 15-odd years we developed a way to coach what we now call the 3rd skill. (the first two skills are technical and athletic, and the 3rd is the ability to manipulate space) I knew my children lacked this 3rd skill because when having too many objects moving around them - they became anxious, overwhelmed, scared, out of control, chaotic, and feeling like a disaster is about to happen. This no longer happens as the 3rd skill helps them see the space between objects to see the predictable pattern of flow. To access the calmness of the space between objects. To manipulate the space to influence the flow of how objects move. To play in the space between objects" - Jon Thorne
- 5 to 6pm.
- Loreto College, St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 3RQ
- 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 wix.com 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 jon.thorne@LifeSkills21.club 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 jon.thorne@LifeSkills21.club 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 jon.thorne@LifeSkills21.club to get a free ticket£7.50
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