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LYG’s WEEK 4 BONUS CHALLENGE: 1 MILE RELAY

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Challenge Description: You must run 1 mile and then virtually ‘pass the baton’ on to as many friends and teammates from your Borough as possible.

Scoring: The Borough with the most participants running 1 mile will score the most points. Are you the fastest 1 mile runner in London? Share a screenshot of your time and distance on social media (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or Facebook) using #ThisIsLYG for the chance to win a pair of Nike trainers.

Adapt for Space and Equipment: You can run outdoors in suitable public spaces, or run laps around your living room, garden or school playground. You can use a Running App or Watch to track your time and distance.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: Go at whatever pace suits you. You can run, walk , jog, push, pedal, roll or stroll. If you are unable to complete 1 mile you can shorten the distance or complete 1 mile in several attempts throughout the week.

Coaching Tips: Warm up before you start running. Make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes and suitable clothing. Plot your route before you begin. Keep a steady pace. Follow social distancing guidelines if running in public.

Benefits From Challenge: This challenge can help boost your mood, improve your cardio and build your endurance.

LYG’s WEEK 3 WEDNESDAY: HOCKEY INDIAN DRIBBLE CHALLENGE

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Challenge Description: How many Indian Dribbles can you do in 30 seconds?

Scoring: You will receive one point for each Indian Dribble you complete.

Adapt for Space and Equipment: 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.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: You can do this challenge sitting down or standing up. You can increase or decrease the size of the ball to adapt the difficulty. You can try rolling a ball from one side to the other using the palm of your hand.

Coaching Tips: Stand with your knees bent and with the ball in front of your body. Use your left hand to rotate the stick and your right hand to support it. Shift your weight back and forth as you move the ball. Try to keep the stick as close to the ball as possible as you drag it from one side to the other.

Benefits From Challenge: This challenge will help improve your hand-eye coordination and ball control.

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LYG’s WEEK 3 TUESDAY: BICYCLE CRUNCH CHALLENGE

9vsGKS_g[1]Challenge Description: How many bicycle crunches can you do in 60 seconds?

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Scoring: You will receive one point for each bicycle crunch you complete.

Adapt for Space and Equipment: You can do this challenge indoors or outdoors. No equipment is required.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: You can try seated bicycle crunches. These can be done with or without leg movement. From a seated position put your hands behind you head and bring you elbow down towards your knee. To increase the difficulty, try keeping both feet off the ground in between crunches. Another adaption from a seated position, see how many times you can touch your toes.

Coaching Tips: Lie flat on the floor with your hands behind your head. Lift both knees off the floor and raise your upper body. Now, while rotating your core, bring your knee and opposite elbow towards each other. Do not pull on your neck when completing this exercise. Try to keep a steady pace and control your breathing.

Benefits From Challenge: This challenge will help build your core strength and endurance.

 

LYG’s WEEK 3 MONDAY: DANCE CHALLENGE

9vsGKS_g[1]Challenge Description: Can you learn the Hit Every Beat dance routine?

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Scoring: The scoring is based on participation. Get involved and have fun!

Adapt for Space and Equipment: You don’t need any equipment to dance. Just make sure you have enough space.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: You can adapt Koby and Allegra’s routine or create your own fun dance routine.

Coaching Tips: Head over to our YouTube channel to watch Koby’s tutorial.

Benefits From Challenge: Dancing can help improve your balance, strength and cardio. It can also help boost your mood.

National School Sports Week 2020

Get involved. This week you have the chance to participate in NSSW by representing Team Haringey – each day, starting today with dance, there will be a virtual challenge set on the PE blog. You can even win a pair of Nike trainers if you submit your effort on London Youth Games social media.* (*Parental permission required.)YST-NSSW-at-home-instagram-stories-we-signed-up

CONGRATULATIONS JAMES – APS ‘JACK PETCHEY’ AWARD WINNER 2020

Congratulations to Year 8 James who was been chosen by the APS School Council to receive the Jack Petchey Award for the Summer Term.  This year he has inspired others and motivated his peers to greater achievements, whilst representing the school at Football; Boccia; New Age Kurling and Athletics.

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LYG’s VIRTUAL CHALLENGE LEADERBOARD WEEK 2

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LYG WEEK 2 LEADER BOARD

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LYG WEEK 2 WEDNESDAY: KICK UP FOOTBALL CHALLENGE

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Challenge Description: How many kick ups can you do in 60 seconds?

Scoring: You will receive one point for each consecutive kick up you complete.

Adapt for Space and Equipment: If you don’t have a football get creative and use a different type of ball, a paired of rolled up socks, a toilet roll or any other object you can find. If you are doing it indoors make sure you have enough space.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: Try alternating your feet, using your head, shoulders or knees, or adding in tricks and skills. You can try using a bigger or smaller ball to adapt the difficulty, or allow the ball to bounce once between kick ups. To adapt the challenge, from a sitting position see how many tap-ups you can do with your hands.

Coaching Tips: Keep your eye on the ball, keep a straight foot and try to connect with the centre of the top of your foot.

Benefits From Challenge: This challenge will help improve your ball control, balance and timing

Remember to submit your scores before Friday 19th June at 12.00pm via the London Youth Games website. You can share videos of your challenge attempts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok using #ThisIsLYG for the chance to win a pair of Nike trainers.*

*Please ensure that you have permission from a parent or guardian before sharing any content.

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LYG WEEK 2 TUESDAY: 60 SECONDS SIT OUT CHALLENGE

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Challenge Description: How many sit outs can you do in 60 seconds?

Scoring: You will receive one point for each sit out you complete.

Adapt for Space and Equipment: You can do this challenge indoors or outdoors. No equipment is required.

Adapt for Ability and Inclusivity: You can make the sit outs more difficult by extending your arm into the air with each rotation To adapt this challenge, from a sitting position reach out as far as you can to one side of your body, then reach out as far as you can to the other side of your body. How many of these can you complete in 60 seconds?

Coaching Tips: Starting in the push up position, bring your leg inwards underneath your body, rotate your hips and extend your leg out to the side. Hold this position momentarily before return to the starting position and repeating the movement on the other side. Remember to keep a steady pace and control your breathing.

Benefits From Challenge: This challenge will help build your core strength and improve your balance.

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