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Choose Your Challenges

CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGES

We understand that everyone is doing their best and everyone’s at home event set up is different. We are more interested in everyone participating and giving their honest effort. The priority is participation; if equipment or facilities are not available, please adjust the challenge to use items you have at home.

  • CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGES!  Scroll down to see a dropdown menu of our offered challenges or download our printable version (PDF).

  • TRAIN FOR YOUR CHALLENGES!  You can train and submit your scores for up to three (3) events. The deadline has been extended, so you now have until Sunday, June 7, 2020 to train and submit your results.
  • SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS!  Fill out this form once you are done training, and submit your best event scores.  All qualifying scores are due by Sunday, June 7, 2020ALL athletes who submit scores will receive an exclusive VSG t-shirt!
  • UPLOAD PHOTOS/VIDEOS! Upload a photo/brief video of your training or an encouraging message by May 31st! Once you've completed filming, you can upload the files by using the links below. All you'll need to do is click the link, then click on the blue button and select the files that you want to upload.  View our "How To Upload Via Dropbox" instructions.

Upload Competition Photos/Videos

        Upload Recorded Messages

Still not sure how to participate in the Virtual Games?  Take a look at our brief "2020 Virtual Summer Games Webinar" that will walk you through the process step by step!

STAY SAFE

Regular physical activity is vital for good physical, social and emotional health. While there is a risk of injury with any type of physical activity, the benefits of staying active far outweigh the risks.

You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by:

  • Wearing the right shoes
  • Using the correct equipment, if needed
  • Drinking water and staying hydrated
  • Warming up and stretching properly
  • Being aware of your surroundings—always exercise and compete in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items
  • Maintaining social distancing rules (stay at least six feet away from others)

Stop exercising and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as:

  • Discomfort or pain
  • Chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain travelling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades
  • Shortness of breath
  • A rapid or irregular heartbeat

UPLOAD PHOTOS/VIDEO!

Upload a photo/brief video of your training or an encouraging message by May 31st!  Once you've completed filming, you can upload the files by using the links below.  All you'll need to do is click the link, then click on the blue button and select the files that you want to upload.


NOTE: In order to follow social distancing and stay at home orders, you should train and compete in these challenges on your own at home; however, virtual interactions with others through social media, texts or emails are allowed and encouraged! Coaches can still help virtually with explaining challenges, collecting and submitting scores, and cheering you on.

COACHES: Do you have athletes who don’t have access to internet but would still like to be a part of Virtual Summer Games? If you’re willing and able to do so safely, please get this printable version (PDF) of the program to your athletes so they can participate and record their results without needed internet or computer access.

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ATHLETICS:

Standing Long Jump

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Equipment:

  • Tape measure
  • Chalk or masking tape

Instructions:

  • Using tape or chalk, draw a starting line.
  • With both feet together standing behind the starting line, jump as far as you can.

What To Submit:

Try 3 times. Record your longest distance jumped from the start line to the nearest point where you landed.


Challenge Tutorial:

Standing Long Jump – https://youtu.be/2ll0mwqFW98

BASKETBALL:

Dribbling

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Equipment:

  • Basketball (or any ball that bounces)
  • Stopwatch or clock with second hand

Instructions:

  • Dribble the ball as many times as possible within 60 seconds.
  • Start the timer on the first dribble.

What To Submit:

Record the number of times that you dribble a basketball in 60 seconds.


Challenge Tutorial:

Dribbling: https://youtu.be/cEgH9Fk1-Ac

EQUESTRIAN:

Posting

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Equipment:

  • 2 chairs
  • Long rope

Instructions:

  • Tie ends of rope to one chair to create reins.
  • Sit in the 2nd chair, grab "reins" and tilt chair onto back legs.
  • While maintaining this balance, lift your body up and down in posting / trotting motion.

What To Submit:

Record how many times you post/trot while maintaining balance of the chair in one minute.


Challenge Tutorial:

Posting – https://youtu.be/Ktuvh_7fssA

GOLF:

Short Putt

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Equipment:

  • Putter
  • 3 golf balls
  • Floor marker (tape, coin, etc.)
  • Measuring tape

Instructions:

  • Place a marker on the floor.
  • Measure 6.5 feet from the marker.
  • From a distance of 6.5 feet away, attempt to putt all three balls toward the marker.

What To Submit:

Measure the distance from each ball to the center of the marker.


Challenge Tutorial:

Short Putt – https://youtu.be/K0DrB7jwPwU

GYMNASTICS:

Plank

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Equipment:

Stopwatch or clock with second hand


Instructions:

  • Lie on your stomach on a flat surface.
  • Push up to elbows or hands, body should be in a straight line from toes to shoulders
  • Stay tight and hold for as long as possible.

What To Submit:

Record how long you held your plank.


Challenge Tutorial:

Plank – https://youtu.be/gdJ0nupPjvM

SOFTBALL:

Base Running

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Equipment:

  • Tape measure
  • Stopwatch or clock with second hand
  • Chalk or masking tape
  • 2 helpers

Instructions:

  • Using chalk or tape, draw a straight line to mark the starting line, measure 60 feet and draw the finish line.
  • Using a timer and with the athlete’s feet on the starting line, say “go”.
  • When the athlete starts running, the helper starts the timer.
  • When athlete crosses the finish line, stop the timer and record the time.

What To Submit:

Record the fastest time that it takes to run 60' feet (Home plate to first base) out of two attempts.


Challenge Tutorial:

Base Running – https://youtu.be/Tqk4-jJc-CM

SWIMMING:

Backstroke

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Equipment:

Stopwatch or clock with second hand


Instructions:

  • Lie down on your back.
  • Put your hands at your side and under your body, palms down.
  • Lift your legs, point toes, and kick alternate legs -- small kicks.
  • Count 1 Kick each time you move one leg.
  • Try not to let your feet touch the floor.

What To Submit:

Record how many kicks you can do in 30 seconds, alternating legs.


Challenge Tutorial:

Backstroke – https://youtu.be/mB31TRzdEJY

TENNIS:

Dribble Up

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Equipment:

  • Tennis Racket (or other household item)
  • 1 tennis ball

Instructions:

Bounce the tennis ball up from the racket as many times as possible without dropping.


What To Submit:

Record the number of times that you can bounce the ball up from the racket in a row without dropping.


Challenge Tutorial:

Dribble Up – https://youtu.be/4apKGEcgu7E