Over the summer, yBall has been delivering sessions throughout Dorset, to some of our inspirational students in some fantastic school. This summer would yBall at the Littledown family fun day, as we have done for the last three years, with more than 10,000 people coming event. yBall still has strong links with Bournemouth University, running session throughout the summer, one beening NCS,
National Citizen Service engaging with more than 500 stundents over the summer, some. The foucses for the students, was not only playing yBall but to engage in team-building game, a tour of Uni, lecture on the University facilities at BU and AUB, showing students that they can be anything they want to be. yBall has now on board Five RELAYS Ambassadors from Sports Bu these volunteer students working on their degrees, putting theory into practice, with discussions at the end of the sessions.

Again the key focus is FUN, FUN, FUN, through sports, while coaching the core elements within the game.HAND TO EYE SKILL, MOVEMENT, SPACE AWARENESS, TRACKING OF THE BALL, OFFENCE & DEFENCE DECISION MAKING, BUT MAKE IT FUN TO PLAY.

yBall at Tesco

yBall is now embedded in Tesco’s in Bournemouth, This year seeing more inter-department matches, built around team spirit and team building plus focused on mixed-gender teams.

While still running the session with New Milton county council community program, the yBall team have started running a session at EagleWood School, to which we are in our Seventh week, coming to a conclusion at Christmas, and restarting in the new year, with yBall games, team bulding and a new gardening outdoor project.

About Eaglewood School

Eaglewood School is a unique educational provision, providing a safe and supportive environment for young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. We are a school for young people who are finding mainstream education difficult. Young people develop at different times depending on the environment and their experiences. Eaglewood school prides itself on recognising young people’s emotions.
Using detailed assessment packages and specific targeted work, we challenge and teach young people how to manage their emotions whilst maintaining academic progress. Issues can include inadequate social skills, self-awareness, motivation, self-regulation or empathy or any combination of these. This work helps young people develop socially and emotionally to unlock their personal barriers to learning as well as life itself.

OFSTED says in July 2019 “Pupils make strong progress during their time at the school and most are able to successfully return to mainstream schools. Many pupils achieve significant improvements in a relatively short period. The carefully crafted culture of the school and its curriculum enable many pupils to make strong progress in their social and emotional development” (July 2019).


 AFC Bournemouth Elliot​ Head
U9 & U10 Lead Coach

This week the yBall received an email inviting us to deliver a session to the Academy players aged 9-12, at the LeAf Academy. A great opportunity to assist other premiership team find the new talented players for tomorrow, today.


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