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Anyone's DCs go to "FA ability counts Football club"?

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FauxFox Fri 19-Aug-11 13:03:01

Have just discovered one locally and am considering trying it out with DS (6 ASD) it's for 6-16 year olds with any physical or learning difficulty and I thought it might be a good place for DS to try and "get into" football without the other kids getting stressed because he doesn't understand what to do yet. I haven't tried any clubs/school especially for SN people but am thinking it might be a low pressure quite fun activity for him...any experiences of this or any other activities/clubs that your kids have enjoyed would be appreciated. Thanks smile

MugglesandLuna Fri 19-Aug-11 15:46:09

My DS1 who has AS traits goes to one and its brilliant. He is 10 and although he wanted to like football he found p[laying with NT children very disheartening because he wasnt good and so they wouldnt pick him for teams or pass it to him. Also, he find the games move to fast for him and he is a bit clumsy.

The DisABILITY football group he goes to now is great. He can have fun and has made some friends. Its not so competitive and fast paced and the coaches are really good with the children. Our group also has links to a couple of the local professional sides (Notts Forest and Notts County) which makes his classmates a bit jealous!

FauxFox Fri 19-Aug-11 16:10:38

Cool! Thanks muggles that's what i was hoping to hear smile I'll def give it a go when term starts back - at £2.50 a session you can't lose really grin

Ds goes to a sports club for children with any sort of disability from y1 to y11 although at the moment all are y1-y6. He loves not being the one that can't do things all the time - he is better at some and worse at others.

There is not a football club where we live but they rotate the sports at his one every 4 weeks

FauxFox Fri 19-Aug-11 18:47:36

That sounds fab Ben DS goes to a hol club that does various sports but it is all NT kids and him so not always easy to access it all effectively - he still loves it though, but i wouldn't let him do the footie bit as the other boys are super competitive confused

i've phoned to get details for the SN footie classes so i'll wait to hear back but i'm excited...i'd also like to meet some other mums with SN kids as i don't know any and think it might be nice smile

appropriatelytrained Fri 19-Aug-11 18:54:03

That sounds great - is there a website where you can check if you have a club in your area?

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