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Wed, 20 Sept


Loreto College

Spectrum Basketball @ St Albans (6)

We play basketball to improve our spatial awareness and timing. To play with the magic of space and time.

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Spectrum Basketball @ St Albans (6)
Spectrum Basketball @ St Albans (6)

Time & Location

20 Sept 2023, 17:00 – 18:05

Loreto College, AL1 3RQ


About the event

We use the process of playing basketball to coach neurodivergent players spatial awareness and timing. Players experience connection. A feeling they contributed. Valued. Players learn to be less overwhelmed by too many moving things in a space by seeing how to move through the space between things.

Click here to see the content Jon Thorne draws on when speaking at conferences and practicing for his TEDx St Albans talk.  

  • 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. 
  • Our Games Coaches all belong to their governing body called GamesCoaching.ORG 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 ask for £7.50 but you are welcome to pay what you want.  

Thank you to Gilberts !!!!!

I would like to say thank you to Gilberts - a firm of Chartered Accountants that are based a few doors away from Loreto College for sponsoring Spectrum basketball. They are covering the cost of hiring the court for a whole term.

Thank you.

Big hug.

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"  

Any questions contact the help centre


  • 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
  • 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




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