The Youth Sport Trust, who support us in our delivery are launching a brand-new initiative. From today (Thursday 12th) until the 18th December, they are running a free 30-minute online club which is available for all children and young people to participate in some sport, develop skills and of course have fun!
The club will be held every day from 5pm and it accessed through a live video on their Youtube channel. The club will be led by Athlete Mentors with different backgrounds, abilities and from different sports. The first club this evening is being delivered by Jenna Downing, the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion.
Each session will have a specific theme based on the day which will be…
Adventure Monday – this might involve getting children to do floor, wall climbing and map reading all within their living room.
Tuesday Play – imaginative play utilising resources in the house to create games and activities to get active.
Wild Wednesday – some high tempo competitive activities involving personal challenges.
Thinking Thursday – introducing cognitive challenges for children through movement. Active noughts and crosses and introducing an element of competition – whether that be against themselves, the clock, their siblings or remotely with friends.
Fun Friday – a chance for children to let loose and have some fun. Dancing and doing what makes them feel good.
As you are aware, many children and young people are currently missing out on their usual sport clubs. This is a great opportunity for them to develop skills and learn something new. It is also a great opportunity for us as providers as it gives us another opportunity to ensure children are remaining engaged and active with no real work needed.
The links to the YST page and Youtube are below.