Virtual Games

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virtual spring distance

GET INVOLVED IN THE FUN!

 

Don’t just complete a distance be proud of it! This is an inclusive event with challenges that ensures accessibility for all young Londoners aged 18 and under. Distances can be completed running, walking, using a wheelchair, a frame or with assistance. The challenge closes on Friday 18th March.


Challenge: Home run!

 

Participants entering the school challenge can choose between 0.5km and 5km. Participants should complete the first half of their chosen distance at a slow pace, then the second half running as fast as they can back to their starting point. Their distance will count towards their school total and the school that runs the furthest collective distance (km) at the end of the challenge will be crowned Virtual Distance School run champions. The participants from the winning school will be entered into a draw to win a Nike prize!


Individual Challenge

 

Individual prizes are also up for grabs for the 2km Challenge. Participants have to complete the first half of the distance (1km) as fast as they can. They then must return to their starting point completing the distance. 


Don’t forget it’s harder returning to your starting point! 


Participants must submit a time for the 2km distance. The fastest male and female entrants will be crowned the Home run champions and awarded a pair of Nike trainers!


Challenges will be uploaded on the LYG website and participants can enter into the school or the individual challenge.

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.