PLAY TO THINK A LITTLE MORE DIFFERENTLY
LifeSkills21.club is a multi-sport community club for players who want to develop an equally important skill to attaining higher technical standards. The ability to play with ideas. A skill which, when added to technique, makes for all-round excellence! And keeps us young at heart
Wed, 20 Jul|
Our most inclusive, gentle, Neurodiverse sessions of them all @ Hemel (4)
We give players a rest from having to following instructions
Time & Location
20 Jul 2022, 18:00 – 19:00
HP3 8JH, HP3 8JH
About the event
This is our most inclusive, gentle, Neurodiverse sessions of them all. It used to be called Spectrum Basketball. This is why we do what we do!!!!
- 6 to 7pm.
- It is at Longdean School, but the entrance is not the school. There is a separate entrance that you can only find by just putting the post code in - and nothing else - HP3 8JH. It can be easy to miss. 51.738942, -0.445962
- 9 years and upwards - Mixed - All ability.
- There is a big "ish" with age. If it works for the player it works for us.
- Full court
Any questions contact me on jon.thorne@Lifeskills21.club
We do Neurodiverse Sports Coaching is about showing players how to lift their potential beyond making fewer procedural mistakes. No trials. No drills. No technical skills coaching. Nobody correcting procedural mistakes. Everyone is encouraged to find ways to express who they are as players as we play for fun, fitness, and kindness. We get lost in the creative curiosity - as we laugh as we all (teammates and opponents) share in a dance of movement. A warm welcome is guaranteed.
Please note that Neurodiverse Sports Coaching is not connected to, supported by, or affiliated with any sports governing body.
What players and parents think
This evening (Wednesday) 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 players - "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"
It is easier to book on using our 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 free tickets. Contact jon.thorne@LifeSkills21.club you don't need to explain - He will just give you the code.
We are Imaginatively open. When someone joins - no matter how good or bad they are at sport - everyone automatically imagines new ways for them to share in a dance of sport. Sharing a connection is more important than playing correctly so the rules of a sport are adapted so that everyone can share in the dance - this is for the best as well as those who physically struggle. Everyone is encouraged to find what works for them in their context and to keep doing it till it stops working and then stop while at the same time trying other ways to find what else works for them in their context. To be free-thinking. Openly imaginative. We want lots of alternative views on a given situation. We value a viewpoint that doesn’t make sense to others because they are the most imaginative. We want and seek neuro-diversity because having a variety of approaches that are constantly evolving to any one problem creates a high-performing, agile, creative, and inclusive community. We promote fresh thinking. We are open-minded. Inclusion is in our DNA.
Health and safety
The additional risk for what we do compared to Sports Coaching is that we have a much wider range of abilities and ages. Sports Coaching manages this risk by streaming players by ability and age. We manage this risk in a different way so that we can safely bring a more diverse group of people together. Click here to see our risk assessment in a google doc.
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
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!