Check out what our colleagues in the National Governing Bodies (NGB’s) of Sport in Ireland are doing for skills and challenges for everyone to try at home.
Green Shoots skills programme is a weekly programme from Basketball Ireland focusing on key Basketball skills and fitness.
All the Basketball Ireland skills videos are available on their YouTube channel HERE
Athletics Ireland have great resources and challenges on their website and YouTube channel which focus on different movements and skills, these not only help with Athletics but all sports.
Check out their website HERE
YouTube channel HERE
Long Jump Challenge:
The FAI have launched a series of grassroots FAI Homeskills challenges, they are designed to challenge you in a small space at home to practice and perfect a wide range of soccer skills.
Scroll down for some sample videos or for all videos and challenges check out the FAI Grassroots YouTube channel HERE
The SFAI have a 12 day Stay at Home Challenge which comprises of different challenges to try each day. These challenges are fun, easy to replicate at home and focus on key skills of football.
The challenges are available on their website HERE
Also on their Facebook page HERE
The GAA have released a number of skills challenge videos on their GAA Learning channel, these videos are designed to hone your skills in football & hurling and be able to practice in any environment or space, the skills are delivered by well known inter county players from all over the country.
Scroll down for some sample videos or check out all the videos on the GAA Learning YouTube channel HERE
GAA Learning website HERE
Wall Hand Pass:
Wall Strike & Catch:
Click the links below to view Camogie challenges and skills cards.
Click below to see the GAA Handball challenge
Meath GAA have also released a number of skills challenges to try at home. There are a variety of great challenges to complete to stay active and improve various GAA skills even in small areas.
All challenges are available on their website HERE
Card Game Skills Challenge:
100 Touch Challenge
Meath GAA also have a 100 touch challenge,players test themselves to complete all the touches of the ball and hone skills while using both sides of the body.
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association have released the five day challenge, a number of LGFA skills videos and challenges. This videos not only focus on the skills itself, but also have a great fun element and also incorporate fitness and dance. These skills can also be done easily at home using different resources in the home and garden.
All videos are available on the Ladies Gaelic YouTube channel HERE
The LGFA are also doing a #showyourskill challenge in association with AIG & 20×20 which aims to inspire young girls to showcase their skills to be in with a chance of winning a big prize, while also promoting Ladies Gaelic Football.
Click to view the challenge HERE
The Irish Rugby Football Union have released a number of children’s Rugby skills challenges on their you tube channel. The skills are called Aviva Minis Rugby Skills, these videos allow families and their children to develop their rugby specific skills as well as agility, balance & co-ordination in a fun way at home even with limited space.
Scroll down for a sample of videos or all videos are on the IRFU you tube channel and IRFU website.
The IRFU also launched a Rugby challenge in association with Aldi, with prizes up for grabs. This will be posted every Thursday – see further details HERE
Leinster Rugby have created tutorial skills videos as well as challenges that can be practiced from home. These skills videos and challenged have been developed by Leinster rugby coaches and well known male and female players
Scroll down to view some sample videos or view all videos on the Leinster Rugby Twitter HERE
or their website HERE
Swim Ireland have introduced a new children’s resource, the Swim Ireland Covid-19 Time Capsule Pack. This is a swim-themed resource for children which they can fill with memories, colouring and activities.
Click to view the resources HERE
Swim Ireland are also posting challenges on their you tube channel, available HERE