Coed Varsity National Honor Society · NHS Reflection: Shoot the Gap


Shoot The Gap is a free multi-sport clinic for kids with special needs from ages 6-14 run by Alexa Ebeling and Catherine Sandberg from Plymouth High School. The goal of Shoot The Gap is to provide a friendly camp where kids of varying needs and ages can learn how to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, track and kickball. Since Shoot The Gap was started last year by a group of seniors, the goal this year was to have more kids attend, which was met through continuous advertising around the community.

At Shoot The Gap, campers are paired up with an NHS volunteer who will be their “buddy” for the duration of the camp. Then campers are split up into four age groups and rotate around soccer, basketball, volleyball and track stations that are run by coaches and athletes from the park. Following a short snack break, campers are split into kickball teams and get a chance to “bat” multiple times before the end of camp. An array of 25 kids with many different diagnoses including autism, down syndrome, and speech disorders participated this year as parents looked on from the sidelines.

The camp was a huge success and hopefully will be taken on next year by a group of NHS students as it continues to grow.

Press can contact Alexa Ebeling at arebeli828@pccsk12.com for additional information.

Additional pictures from the camp can be seen at: https://shootthegap2017.shutterfly.com

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