Virtual Games

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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. 

Week One

Week One

5 SHOT CHALLENGE

Netball

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

ATHLETICS

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

badminton

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.

Week Two

Week Two

crossover dribble challenge

basketball

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

Judo

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

football

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.

Week Three

Week Three

HIT EVERY BEAT CHALLENGE

Dance

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

HOCKEY

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. 

Week Four

Week Four

1 Mile relay challenge

athletics

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

cricket

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

boccia

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

water polo

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. 

Latest standings

PositionBoroughPoints
1Camden412
2Bromley410
3Merton363
4Croydon362
5Barnet361
6Wandsworth360
7Enfield349
8Ealing323
9Barking and Dagenham321
10Southwark317
11Haringey305
12Hillingdon239
13Havering226
14Harrow225
15Richmond224
16Kensington and Chelsea 221
17Sutton218
18Greenwich217
19Waltham Forest209
20Kingston200
21Lewisham187
22Redbridge186
23Hammersmith and Fulham185
24Hounslow177
25Lambeth98
25Westminster98
27City Of London85
28Brent84
29Newham78
30Bexley67
30Hackney67
32Tower Hamlets65
33Islington42

Virtual games champions

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