The Youth Sport Trust are launching a brand-new initiative. From today (Thursday 12th) until 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 is 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.

Many children and young people across the UK will be missing out on their usual sport clubs. The Youth Sport Trust are here to help all young people feel part of a club that helps them develop skills and learn something new. The Youth Sport Trust’s After School Sport Club is about much more than physical fitness. It will help children develop physical literacy and confidence to try lots of new sports, helping all children find a sport for them.

Every day at 5pm from 16 November until 18 December, children and young people can join in with the live broadcast for free on their YouTube channel. Join in the conversation on social media using #YSTAfterSchool and tagging @YouthSportTrust across all social media channels. You might need items from around your home for some sessions, but we’ll give some ideas ahead of each club to adapt if you don’t have these items.

The different daily themes are below:

  • 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.