Virtual Games

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virtual spring run

London Youth Games is launching a Virtual Spring Run competition to help encourage young Londoners back to sport.

 

With lockdown measures lifting, Virtual Spring Run will provide young Londoners with the opportunity to get active and represent their boroughs as they prepare for a return to face-to-face sport. The competition will begin on 10th May and run until 24th May.

 

London Youth Games believes sport is a right for all so have created an inclusive running event with a variety of distances to ensure accessibility for all young Londoners.

 

Participants can choose a distance between 0.5km and 5km to run. Their distance will count towards a borough total. The borough that runs the furthest collective distance at the end of the two-week competition will be crowned Virtual Spring Run champions.

 

Whether entering as an individual, an Athletics club, a school, or a community group, the competition is open to all Londoners aged 18 or under. Distances can be completed running, walking, using a wheelchair, a frame or with assistance.

 

Individual prizes are also up for grabs as part of The 3km Challenge. Participants wishing to enter The 3km Challenge must submit a time for their 3km distance. The fastest male and female entrants will be awarded with some Nike running swag.

rugby CHALLENGE

rugby

st thomas more school in haringey and grey court school in richmond

How many balls can you land in the target?

 

Pick one of the challenge variations and see how many balls you can land in the target. You have 5 attempts and will receive 1 point for each attempt you get in the target. If you don’t have a rugby ball, use any other type of ball. Try using a bucket, hoop or box as a target. Download the challenge sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.

Volleyball challenge

volleyball

Central Foundation in tower hamlets and Southfields Academy in wandsworth

How many times can you hit the target in 60 seconds when throwing or volleying a ball against the wall?  

 

You will receive 1 point for each time you hit the target. If you don’t have a volleyball, you can use any other type of ball. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors, all you need is a wall and a target. You could use tape, chalk, or paper to mark your target. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

HANDBALL CHALLENGE

HANDBALL

BOWER PARK ACADEMY IN HAVERING

How long does it take you to hit 4 targets with a ball?

 

Time how long it takes you to complete this challenge. You can use any type of ball and the targets can be made from any equipment you have available. To make this challenge easier, make your targets bigger or move closer when throwing. To make it more difficult, try moving further away from the targets or receiving the ball whilst on the move. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Football challenge

football

Kingsbury high in brent

You have 10 attempts to kick or throw a ball into a target from 3 different distances. The further the distance, the more points you will score.

 

 

1 metre from the target = 2 points, 2 metres from the target = 5 points and 3 metres from the target = 10 points. This challenge can be done from a seated or standing position. You can adapt the difficulty of this challenge by increasing the size of the ball or the size of the target. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Hockey challenge

hockey

poplar primary school in merton

How long does it take you to dribble a ball round the markers? You must dribble the ball round the markers twice, like in the video. 


Record how long it takes you to complete the challenge and submit your time. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. You can use any type of ball for this challenge. If you don’t have a hockey stick you can use a tennis racket, a cricket bat or even a broom. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Boccia challenge

Boccia

WAVERELY SCHOOL IN ENFIELD

How many balls can you get into the hoops? You have 5 different hoops and 5 attempts to get a ball in each hoop.

 

You will receive 10 points for each ball you get into the hoops. Place a ball in one of the hoops, this is worth 20 points if you hit it. You can use any type of ball for this challenge. You can throw, roll or use a ramp to propel the balls. If you don’t have hoops, you can use rope or tape to create your targets. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

NFL challenge

NFL

Leyshana and toshane from enfield

How many catches can you complete in 60 seconds? You should try to include 4 different types of catches. 

 

If you don’t have an American football, you can use a football, a tennis ball or any other type of ball or object that you can safely catch with. If you don’t have a partner, you can throw the ball against a wall and see how many times you can catch it. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Netball challenge

netball

The Fox Federation in Kensington & Chelsea

How many times can you catch and throw the ball between the markers in 30 seconds? Remember to concentrate on your footwork. 

 

You can use any type of ball for this challenge as long as it bounces. The markers should be laid out 3 metres apart. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. You can do this challenge with a partner. Try the variations in the video. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Cricket challenge

cricket

Oaklands School in Tower Hamlets

How many times can you bowl the ball into the target area? You have 10 attempts to bowl a ball, overarm or underarm, into a target area whilst trying to hit the stumps.

 

Each time the ball lands in the target area you get 1 point. Each time the ball hits the stumps you receive an additional 1 point. The maximum points that can be scored from one attempt is 2 points. The maximum points you can score overall is 20 points. Add up your points and submit your scores after 10 attempts. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Basketball challenge

basketball

SWAKELEYS SCHOOL IN HILLINGDON

How long does it take you to complete one of the challenge variations?


Complete five shuttle runs whilst dribbling the ball between two markers or see how long it takes you to complete five shots whilst dribbling around the different cones after each successful shot. You can use any type of ball for this challenge as long as it bounces. For the shooting variation, you can use a mark on the wall if you don’t have a basketball hoop. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.