The Reader in Sport Coaching in the Carnegie School of Sport, is creating a series of Basketball at home videos, to inspire families to learn new skills all within the boundaries of their own homes.
The videos are a collaboration between FIBA and iCoachKids – an Erasmus+ co-funded project, led by Dr Sergio Lara-Bercial and the International Council for Coaching Excellence.
Around 40 videos are planned and the first nine are now available on FIBA’s YouTube channel. The videos have been made to encourage the whole family to play fun games using minimal equipment that most people will have at home, promoting physical and thinking activities combined with elements of fun and healthy competition.
The aim of the videos are to encourage children to get involved, the team are also giving away Molten Basketballs to anyone who shares photos or videos of their children doing the activities or inventing new games. To enter, post on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #BasketballAtHome and tag @BasketballForGood or send a photo or video to firstname.lastname@example.org
At a time when children are enjoying limited time outside and no physical interaction with their friends, it is so important to find ways to engage them in play at home. Play is a great motivator for learning as well as a great way to promote the development of physical, cognitive and social skills.
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