Supporting Special Children and their Relatives and Friends
Saturday Multi-Sports Sessions

yBall – April/May 2019

We are excited to introduce a new sport to our Saturday morning Multi Sports
sessions in April/May 2019 – there will be a 5 week block of yBall, with myself Vince Golden

as our coach . It’s a catch and pivot, non-contact sport played with a soft nerf
ball, played with music in the background – a very inclusive sport, incorporating
agility, balance and coordination, and lots of fun too! Sessions are at Ashely Junior School.

This club is for children with additional needs from 7 to 19 years. Parents do not
need to stay with their child as support workers and volunteers will help the children.

Scarf New Forest Logo

Scarf (Supporting special Children and their Relatives and Friends) is a charity based in the New Forest, Hampshire which organise regular term time clubs, social and holiday activities for children with special needs and their families.  Children are aged 0 -25 and have a range of disabilities and special needs, such as Down’s Syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.

There approach is not just to meet the needs of the disabled child, but also to recognise the impact on the whole family, all of whom need fun and support.

The aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment in which disabled children and their siblings feel comfortable and able to participate in a wide range of activities, and where adults and carers can enjoy meeting others in similar situations to themselves.   

Our term-time clubs include a Drama Club, a Youth Club and a Saturday morning Multi Sports Club.  During the school holidays we run a programme of activities for children with special needs as well as their siblings to take part in (with parents/carers staying for holiday activities).
Scarf is a parent-led charity.    


Charmouth Primary School. Is uniquely situated almost on the beach on the beautiful Jurassic Coast. The aim of their curriculum is to inspire as well as take advantage of beautiful location to ensure the children are able to thrive personally, socially and academically.

We’ll be demonstrating yBall too the school over the week, plus hand delivering, Charmouth primary school very own bespoke yBall kit, with the school logo designed into the goals vinyl.

Wednesday will see the yBall team attend second of the two Dorset school games, at Braynston school. It will be a full day of activities with over 30 schools attending on the day with near on 1000 children playing sports.

To finish off the week, we’ll be sending two yBall kits to Ireland,to start games.

yBall”s in various counties in the UK, four schools in Dorset, up and down the UK. We are reaching out to everyone from England, Scotland and now to Ireland.

yBall

More Than A Game MTAG.

 

Through the support of EnergiseMe, yBall will be running session throughout the year.

 

yBall  a fun based, catch and pivot, non-impact sport played to music. 

A blend of American football & Netball.
We  feel  it  can  make  a  difference  at  all  level with  our  all-inclusive gender/ ages style  of  game-play, 
a  local  and  fresh  twist  to  the  sporting  norm.

 

As seen on TV, Played by the England Rugby & Football team in there training sessions.

And once again the England Rugby team are off to a flying start.

yBall is great for hand to eye skills, speed, plus movement within any game.

The first taster session,

FREE TO EVERYONE.

 

Energise Me exists to beat inactivity. Evidence shows that even a small amount of regular physical activity or sport can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of the people and the communities we serve; so we want to help you get up and get moving.

The EnergiseMe objectives

To promote community participation in sport and healthy recreation for the benefit of everyone living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  They want to secure a healthier, brighter future for all our communities.

How are they going to do this:

  • By working with and through local agencies to increase levels of participation in sport and physical activity.
  • Promoting and providing programmes and services for sport, recreation, physical activity, informal education and other leisure time activities for healthy recreation.
  • Promoting and providing facilities and services for recreational, sporting or other leisure time activities in the interests of the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – whoever they are and whatever their needs.
  • Improving and maintaining good health and well-being through participation in healthy recreation.
  • Promoting and providing education, training and coaching courses which promote physical health and fitness.
  • Facilitating and providing impact evaluation, performance measurement and intelligence on sport, recreation, physical activity and wider health and well-being for the benefit of our communities and the people in them.

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      Strategy :

Wants everybody to experience the benefits that taking part in sport and physical activity brings, including:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Economic development
  • Social and community development.

2019 will see yBall enter into a new phase within it’s growth in this sport.

yBall for 2019 year has had more school enquiring in regards to the sport.

Just a few bits of feedback in regards to the sport.

Hi Vince,

Many thanks for your email in regards to feedback on how yBall is doing.

We’ve been using the kit throughout the year for our primary school aged children in the borough of Bolton and it has gone down really well.

It is very good for hand eye coordination skills for both our main stream children and some of our SEN children.

We’ve also used it for some of our high school SEN students and high school aged boys in our community groups who like the whistles they get when throwing the yBalls really hard!

Hope this helps and we will continue with it and strive for the uptake of YBall in the North West!

Many thanks for your support with this, Lynette.

Hi Jodie / Vince

Sorry for the late reply,

Thank you for your time when I visited.

I mentioned I would introduce you to Vincent the founder of YBall. Some of the girls really liked the activity and would be interested in setting up a team.

Kind regards

Peter Cleaver

Careers in Sport


 

Hey Vince!

it’s Anna from The Bishop of Winchester, i wanted to say that we ALL miss having Y-ball over at our school, it made our Thursdays so much fun, we wish you guys could come back, thank you so much for having us during those 2 years!

We’re doing fine, thanks for asking! we’ve all just started learning for our GCSE’s and I’m sure i speak for everyone when i say yBall would’ve been a great stress reliever.

Hi Vince,
I hope that all is well! I just wanted to send an email as we have just finished our first rotation of the children creating their own sport. The children loved the Yball week and virtually all had it up there as one of the highlights of the programme.
Many thanks,
Broadstone Middle school
Alex Doidge.

These are just a few of the comments, over this year. The new yBall tag of, MORE THAN A GAME is standing true to the sport.

 

Figures from Active Dorset for 2018.

Welcome from our Chief Executive

Welcome to our newsletter, we hope you are all set to enjoy the festive season.

The results of the first Active Lives Children and Young People Survey have been released and they show a mixed picture for our young people. The headlines for Dorset are:

Primary Ages –

  •Approximately 50% of our young people are achieving an average of 60 minutes moderate or intensive activity every day
  •25% are achieving 30-60 minutes of moderate or intensive activity every day
  •25% of our primary aged young people are failing to achieve even 30 minutes of moderate activity each day

Secondary Ages –

  •Approximately 44% of our young people are achieving an average of 60 minutes moderate or intensive activity every day
  •25% are achieving 30-60 minutes of moderate or intensive activity every day
  •Over 30% of our secondary aged young people are failing to achieve even 30 minutes of moderate activity each day

Those with extremely worryingly low levels of activity number over 36,000!

The above are info, from Active Dorset

The team will be expanding in 2019, we’ll be looking for new members for our team.

If you fancy helping or be paid as a coach, please contact us.

 

A tremendous night of yBall at Bourne Academy, with the yballers playing a match in front of the Bournemouth Bobcats American football team.

A very high scoring game. With both sides playing to a high standard.

A big thanks to the parents for supporting their children, and the bobcats for letting them play for them.

Thanks to Active Dorset for their continuous support, and providing the bags bottles etc.

There will be more matches,to follow this year TBC.

Big thanks to Freddie & Leia for the admin side of yBall.

Again thanks to everyone.

# Bournemouth Bobcats#Winton Academy#St Josephs

A tremendous night of yBall at Bourne Academy, with the yballers playing a match in front of the Bournemouth Bobcats American football team.

A very high scoring game. With both sides playing to a high standard.

A big thanks to the parents for supporting their children, and the bobcats for letting them play for them.

Thanks to Active Dorset for their continuous support, and providing the bags bottles etc.

There will be more matches,to follow this year TBC.

Big thanks to Freddie & Leia for the admin side of yBall.

Again thanks to everyone

This Tuesday, the 6th of November will see the first combined school game, of yBall at Bourne Academy.

The game will start at 20.00/21.00

The game will be played in front of the Bournemouth bobcat American football team.

On the floodlights if Astroturf pitch. Which will be a great experience for some of the children, for some of these guys & gals, this will be there first ever team game.

We’ll be mixing both school together on the evening, to make new friends plus to demonstrate teamwork and teambuilding.

The combined schools will be St Joseph & Winton Academy, around 25 yBallers.

Both schools, will demonstrate the core values of yBall,

Determination, Confidence, Honestly, Sportsmanship, Team building.

By making this combined school game, the children will show, teamwork & respect for others within the game.

We’re hopefully expecting representatives from Active Dorset popping in on the evening. Coming along to see the core skills learnt over the years, but most of all watching the children have fun with this concept sport.

I’d like to say a big thank you to Keith the head coach of the bobcat, for his support in allowing myself to support the bobcat defence of in a coaching role. And allowing me to put this game together for the yBallers.

The two teams on the night, will be the ThunderCats and the Wiley cats

#Bournemouth bobcat#St Joseph Primary school#Winton academy

Back in New Milton

This afternoon will see the yBall team at New Milton Rec ground, at 4.00 pm today for more action packed games.

 

Then tonight at 8.00 pm at Bourne Academy the yBall team will be supporting the Bournemouth Bobcats American football team in their training. working on their EDD’s Everyday Drills. Footwork, Hand-to-eye Drills, speed training, Movement and tracking.

At the end of the session we will be playing some yBall with 30+ players. If you fancy player American Football in the 2019 season or just playing yBall, come on down to Bourne Academy at 8.00 pm.

 

Just a few things, that have been going on in the yBall camp this year. 

 

Last weekend would of seen yBall being introduced into Rugby Collage. By my dear friend Peter Cleaver, the owner of the Company Careers-in-Sport.co.uk.

Peter is also one of the Head Player Coaches, at Birmingham Bulls American Football Club, a very strong and skilled team, if played against in my year of plating this game.

It will be an fantastic day, for yBall to have  Rugby College playing my game.

Not only the college famous for Rugby talent, but now for yBall.

The £33-million Rugby College has specialist facilities for engineering, construction, hair and beauty and performing arts.

  • Superb engineering facilities, including the cutting edge Power Academy
  • First class laboratory and practical engineering workshops
  • Advanced machining centre and robotic facilities
  • Full-size training bays for plumbing and carpentry
  • IT facilities with industry standard software and design suites
  • Purpose-built art, design and craft workshops
  • Four hairdressing and beauty salons offering a full range of treatments
  • 150-seat theatre
  • Performance and dance facilities
  • Outdoor, all-weather sports pitches, four-court sports hall and multi-gym
  • Nursery
  • Well-stocked library
  • SPACE @ WCG Conferencing and business facilities

This week will also see yBall being introduced in Harris School in Birmingham, plus into Reading as a two session half term program.

After the half term holiday, the yBall team will be playing a combined school match, at the Bourne Academy, home to the Bournemouth Bobcats American football team.

The four combined schools will offer a mixed gender and abilities team to play yBall in all it’s FULL RULES, of the game, at full speed.

At the end of this week, we will be producing a timeline of yBall progression for all to see.

 

 

# Birmingham Bulls # Bournemouth Bobcats

MAKE SMALL STEPS TO GET ACTIVE.

People take part in sport and physical activity in different ways, with many doing a range of activities.

From traditional team sports to activities like walking or going to the gym.

At yBall we are building a sport that caters for everyone.

 a new team sport that anyone can participant in.

AND THE FIRST SESSION IS TOTALLY FREE. 

 

Over the year the game has been involved, with many groups able bodied, and non able bodied. 

With players as young as 7yrs to nearly 60. We are committed to the drive, of an ACTIVE NATION.

 

BENEFITS OF GETTING ACTIVE

Benefits that taking part in sport and physical activity brings, including:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Individual development
  • Economic development
  • Social and community development.      

    What is yBall?

    yBall focuses on Fun in sports

    yBall  is a catch and pivot, non- impact sport. We feel it can make a difference at all level with our all-inclusive gender/ ages style of game-play, a local and fresh twist to the sporting norm.

    In short, the yBall game is a hybrid combination of  American football, netball and Ozi Rule that provides an intense yet intuitive game that everyone can enjoy. Playable by all and on any terrain it is designed to embrace existing sports enthusiasts and people less keen on activities.

    Sessions every Wednesday outside by the Littledown Astro  pitch 19.00/20.00