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Wed, 24 Apr


Loreto College

Our broadest spectrum of athletic abilities - 7 to 14 years old - @ St Albans (3)

Get better at thinking outside the box by playing basketball

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Our broadest spectrum of athletic abilities - 7 to 14 years old - @ St Albans (3)
Our broadest spectrum of athletic abilities - 7 to 14 years old - @ St Albans (3)

Time & Location

24 Apr 2024, 17:00 – 18:00

Loreto College, AL1 3RQ


About the event

Get better at thinking outside the box by playing basketball.

Players get better at seeing the depth of space between all the other players in a game. Better at reading the whole of what is happening. Better at timing a direction of movement through the space between players. To see what they can’t yet see. That once seen they wonder why they didn’t see it before. A Wow moment. They learn the skills of space and timing to think outside the box. To be more agile and creative to thrive in today's chaotic world.

For the broadest spectrum of athletic abilities - to experience the freedom of thinking outside the box

7 to 14ish years

Parents can play

5 to 6pm


St Albans

Click here to see our policies. 

  • The entrance is on Upper Lattimore Road. 
  • Here is a link to google maps  -
  • 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.  


15 years ago I wanted to give autistic young people a feeling of connection. We were in the park and one young person picked up a ball and took a basketball shot. It went in. I got the ball and passed it. They caught it and scored again. We had found a way to have a meaningful connection.

I taught myself to use the process of playing basketball to help autistic players see how all the players around them - framed the space around them. They would see me move through the space to be in the right place, at the right time to help them score a basket. It was a meaningful connection for us all. The players copied what I did and so everyone was moving to be in the right place at the right time to help each other out. Meaningful connections appeared everywhere.

This led to what we now call space, time, and timing coaching. 

Jon explains a  bit more in his TEDx St Albans talk.

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"  

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