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LONDON YOUTH GAMES LAUNCH VIRTUAL GAMES
The London Youth Games are excited to announce the launch of the LYG Virtual Games. The LYG Virtual Games will take place over four-weeks, giving children and young people the chance to represent their Boroughs in a series of sport-related challenges that can be done at home, at school or while out for daily exercise.
Three weekly challenges will be released every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.00am on the London Youth Games website and social media channels. Participants will then have until Friday at 12.00pm to complete the challenges and submit their scores online via the website. All the challenges will relate to a London Youth Games sport and have been set by young Londoners with a connection to the Games.
The LYG Virtual Games are open to all children and young people from London, who will compete across the twelve different challenges to earn points for their Boroughs. All the challenges will come with suggested adaptations for space, equipment and ability to ensure they are as inclusive as possible. A leaderboard with the latest Borough standings will be updated every week, and after the final challenge, the winning Borough will be crowned the first ever LYG Virtual Games champions.
Individual prizes are also up for grabs. Young people are encouraged to share videos of their challenge attempts on social media using the hashtag #ThisIsLYG to be in with a chance of winning the weekly MVP (Most Valuable Player) award. Each week a MVP will be selected based on the ability, creativity and style shown in their videos and the winners will receive a pair of Nike trainers. Please ensure you have permission from a parent or guardian before sharing any content on social media.
5 SHOT CHALLENGE
izzy AND ELLY from ealing
Can you complete 5 shots from 5 different ranges?
Don’t worry if you don’t have a netball. You can use any type of ball or even a pair of rolled up socks. If you don’t have a post, use a box, a bucket or any other household object. You will receive 1 point for each successful shot you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
60 SECOND BURPEE CHALLENGE
RICKY AND DOMINIQUE FROM SUTTOn
How many Burpees can you do in 60 seconds?
No equipment needed. Just make sure you have enough space. You get 1 point for each burpee you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
bottle cap challenge
aaron from lewisham
Can you hit a bottle cap off a bottle in three different ways?
You’ve got 60 seconds to complete this challenge. You will receive 1 point for each of the different shots you complete. If you don’t have a racket or shuttlecock get creative. Try using other objects or equipment. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
crossover dribble challenge
Chukwudi from haringey and freya from london titans wheelchair basketball club
How many crossover dribbles can you do in 60 seconds?
A crossover dribble is where you bounce the ball from one hand to the other. You will receive one 1 point for each crossover dribble you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
sit out challenge
ashton and ethan from greenwich
How many sit outs can you complete in 60 seconds?
Starting in the push up position, bring your leg inwards underneath your body, rotate your hips and extend your leg out to the side. You can complete this challenge indoors or outdoors. No equipment needed. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
kick up challenge
Reece and gracie from havering
How many kick ups can you do in 60 seconds?
You receive 1 point for each kick up you complete. If you don’t have a football get creative and use a different type of ball, a pair of rolled up socks or any other object you can find. Remember to show us your skills! Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
HIT EVERY BEAT CHALLENGE
KOBY AND ALLEGRA FROM KONVERSE DANCE CREWS IN BARKING AND DAGENHAM
Can you learn their routine or create one of your own?
Koby and Allegra have created a dance routine. Can you learn it or create your own? Visit our YouTube channel to watch Koby’s tutorial video which includes a link to download the soundtrack. This challenge will be scored on participation. Make sure you Submit Your Score so we know you took part.
BICYCLE CRUNCH CHALLENGE
BMX / CYCLING
JAHEIM FROM LEWISHAM
How many bicycle crunches can you do in 60 seconds?
You don’t need any equipment for this challenge. Just make sure you have enough space You get 1 point for each bicycle crunch you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
INDIAN DRIBBLE CHALLENGE
SAFFY AND AMELIA FROM CROYDON
How many Indian dribbles can you do in 30 seconds?
If you don’t have a hockey stick get creative and try using a racket, a broom, an umbrella or any other type of stick. If you don’t have a hockey ball, you can try using a tennis ball or a pair of rolled up socks. You get 1 point for each Indian dribble you complete. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
1 Mile relay challenge
AIDAN FROM HOUNSLOW
You must run 1 mile and then virtually pass the baton on to as many friends and teammates from your Borough as possible.
The Borough with the most participants running 1 mile will score the most points. Don’t forget to confirm your participation. Submit Your Score to let us know you took part. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
Target batting Challenge
nathan from barking and dagenham
You have 5 attempts to hit any of the 3 targets when hitting a ball off a batting tee or other object.
You will receive 1 point for each target you hit. Th maximum score is 5. If you don’t have a cricket bat, a ball or a batting tee, get creative. You can use a frying pan, a pair of rolled up socks and a toilet roll. You can use any household objects as your targets. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
Throwing Accuracy Challenge
ru from wandsworth
Lay four markers on the floor with 1, 2, 4 and 6 written on them. These are your targets. You have 60 seconds to try to hit as many of the targets as possible by throwing or rolling different balls or objects at them.
Each time you hit a target you will receive the number of points written on that target. You can use any type of ball, a pair of rolled up socks, a scrunched up piece of paper or any other soft object. Just make sure you have enough to throw in 60 seconds. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
Wall Ball Challenge
jakab from lewisham
How many times can you bounce a ball off a wall using alternate hands in 60 seconds without dropping it?
You will receive 1 point each time you catch the ball. If you don’t have a ball, try using a pair of rolled up socks, a toilet roll or a scrunched up piece of paper. If you want to create a target like Jakab, you could stick a piece of paper to the wall or mark a target in chalk. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.
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|16||Kensington and Chelsea||221|
|23||Hammersmith and Fulham||185|
|27||City Of London||85|