Virtual Games

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LYG VIRTUAL INCLUSIVE GAMES

London Youth Games are putting young disabled Londoners at the heart of competition, empowering them to set, film, complete and share challenges as part of the LYG Virtual Inclusive Games. 

 

The LYG Virtual Inclusive Games will run for eight weeks, with three challenges released each week. All the challenges will be set by young disabled athletes and will come with suggested adaptations to ensure as many young Londoners as possible can get involved. 

 

The LYG Virtual Inclusive Games are open to all young Londoners. To participate, simply complete the challenges and submit your scores via our website to earn points for your borough.

 

Challenges will be released every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.00am. You will have until Monday at 12.00pm to complete the challenges and submit your scores.

 

Individual prizes are also up for grabs. Share videos of your challenge attempts on social media using #ThisIsLYG to be in with a chance of winning the weekly MVP award and some Nike swag. 

Week One

Week One

AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE

BASKETBALL

JAMES AND OLIVIA FROM THE RICHMOND KNIGHTS

How many times can you pass the ball around your body in 30 seconds?

 

You will receive 1 point for every full rotation. If you don’t have a basketball you can use any other type of ball or soft object. You can complete the challenge seated or standing. Try passing the ball around your head and then your waist or just around your head. You can use a smaller ball to make the challenge slightly easier. Download the challenge sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.

Freya's dribbling challenge

BASKETBALL

Freya from the london titans

How many times can you catch a tennis ball while dribbling with your dominant hand in 30 seconds? 

 

You will receive 1 point each time you catch the tennis ball. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a basketball, you can use any other type of ball that bounces. Instead of a tennis ball, you can use any small ball or soft object. You can do this seated or standing. To adapt the difficulty you can increase the size of the ball you are catching or try using a balloon instead. Download the challenge sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.

Three point shootout challenge

BASKETBALL

Cameron from Southwark

How many shots can you get in from 3 attempts?

 

You will receive 1 point for each successful shot you complete. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a basketball, get creative and use a different type of ball, a bottle, a pair of rolled up socks or even a toilet roll. Instead of a net, you could use a bin, a bucket or any other household object. You can do this challenge seated or standing. You can set the distance and height of your target based on your ability. Download the challenge sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips.

Week Two

Week Two

Wall Ball challenge

Hockey

London Wayfarers Flyerz

How many times can you pass a ball against a wall in 30 seconds? 

 

You will receive 1 point each time the ball touches the wall. This challenge can be done indoors of outdoors, seated or standing. If you don’t have a hockey stick, get creative and try using a racquet, broom, umbrella or any other type of stick. You can also throw the ball using your hands or kick the ball with your feet. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Zig Zag Shuttles challenge

Hockey

London Wayfarers Flyerz

How many Zig Zag Shuttles can you do in 30 seconds? 

 

You will need to mark out a line about 10 metres long, with a cone placed every 1.5 to 2 metres. Starting at one end, weave the ball (and your feet) around each cone, until you reach the top, then turn and run back in a straight line. You will receive 1 point for each Zig Zag Shuttle you complete. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. Instead of dribbling the ball, you can run or walk the course without a stick or ball. You can also complete the course in a wheelchair. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

V Drags challenge

Hockey

London Wayfarers Flyerz

How many V Drags can you do in 30 seconds? 

 

You will need to place 3 items on the floor in a triangle shape about 3 metres apart. Starting in the centre, move to the left and back, and then to the right and back. You will receive 1 point for each V Drag you complete. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. You can complete the V Drags without a ball. Run, walk or roll instead, touching each cone when you reach it. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Week Three

Week Three

KEEPY UPPY CHALLENGE

CRICKET

JACOB FROM the KINGSTON SUPER 1'S PROGRAMME

How many times can you hit the ball up in 60 seconds? 

 

You will receive 1 point each time you hit the ball. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a bat, you can use a frying pan, a book, or any other object with a flat surface. If you don’t have a ball, try using a balloon, a pair of rolled up socks, or scrunched up paper. You can complete the challenge seated or standing. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

TARGET BOWLING CHALLENGE

CRICKET

JUSTIN HOLLINGSWORTH FROM THE ENGLAND VISUALLY IMPAIRED CRICKET TEAM

How many times can you land an object into the target in six attempts? 

 

You will receive 1 point for each successful attempt. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a ball, you can use a toilet roll, a pair of rolled up socks, or any other soft object. You can use a bag, bin, basket, or any other household object as your target. You can complete this challenge seated or standing. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Wall Catch CHALLENGE

CRICKET

Sarankan from Redbridge

How many times can you catch the ball in 30 seconds? 

 

You will receive 1 point each time you catch the ball. This challenge can be completed indoors or outdoors. You can do it seated or standing. If you don’t have a ball, you can use any other soft object. To make the challenge more difficult, try catching one handed. You can also try throwing the ball harder or from different angles. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Week Four

Week Four

Passing challenge

football

Luca from Hammersmith & Fulham

How many passes can you complete in 20 seconds? 

 

You will receive 1 point each time you complete a pass. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a partner then you can pass the ball against a wall. If you don’t have a football, you can use any other type of ball. Instead of kicking the ball, you can use your hands. You could do a football style throw in or a double-handed underarm pass. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Shooting challenge

football

Soman from Redbridge

How many points can you score from 10 shots? 

 

You will need to set out a goal with 3 scoring zones. Zone 1 in the middle, Zone 2 either side and Zone 3 in the corners. You have 10 attempts to try to score as many points as possible. You will receive 1 point for hitting Zone 1, 2 points for hitting Zone 2 and 3 points for hitting Zone 3. You can do this challenge indoors or outdoors. If you don’t have a football, you can use any other ball. You can do this challenge seated or standing. You can score points by throwing the ball instead of kicking it. Download the Challenge Sheet for suggested adaptations and coaching tips. 

Dribbling challenge

football

Tobi From Hammersmith & Fulham

How many times can you dribble around the markers in 20 seconds? 

 

You will receive 5 points every time you go round one of the markers. If the ball touches one of the markers you lose 2 points. This challenge can be done indoors or outdoors. You can complete the challenge in a wheelchair. You will receive points for the number of markers you can go round while keep a ball on your lap. 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.