The Coronavirus pandemic is still taking a toll on sport with a number of youth sports events and seasons continuing to be suspended or canceled. This means athletes, parents, and coaches need to get creative with ways to brings sports and activities to their house, driveway, or backyard.
Here's our pick of the best and most creative home workout and sports practice videos that athletes have been doing to help stay prepared for the time when practice and competitions resume.
Trick shots for days
Just when you think the trick shots can't get crazier.. they do!
We love this youth lacrosse player's creative thinking with using the resources he has to help him practice by himself
When nature and lacrosse combine. This is how you find ways to work with what you have 👏#SportsAtHome
— SportsEngine (@SportsEngine) November 19, 2020
Hockey at home
Parents: either buy or build a makeshift hockey net for your garage or backyard to keep your young hockey player occupied and motivated to get better
Try it all!
Take the extra time at home to encourage your kids to try new sports and new activities to get better and keep you game-ready
Start em' young!
This is a great time to teach your kids sports and activities at a young age. Check out this 1-year old already getting shots up!
Don't let limited space limit you
Do your best with what you have! Not everyone has ample space for sports and activities, but you can make the most of what you have and get creative with different drills.
Parents, practice with your kids
Okay, so maybe this dad and his daughter are extra impressive, but that doesn't mean you can't help your kid practice or even play "games" against them.
When the gym is closed, do gymnastics at home
This young gymnast isn't letting the gym closures stop her practicing!
When the gym is closed you do gymnastics at home! 🤸♂️
Natalie is finding space wherever she can to work on handstands to front flips to bridges 👏
(📹 via @nataliesaurusrex) pic.twitter.com/aF130ZKUeo
— SportsEngine (@SportsEngine) December 6, 2020
Create your own equipment
Not everyone has access to sports equipment. Try to create some at home using household or outdoor items to create obstacles and extra challenges.
Find public parks to practice
You usually wouldn't expect to see hockey trick shots at the local park, but finding different areas to challenge yourself as an athlete can really pay off!
Make holidays even more fun by incorporating sports or games into trick shots - as Deccan did here with the pumpkin!
Congrats to our Week 3 #SportsAtHome winner, Manny Gill (@superdeccan)! Great trick shot!
Each week we're giving away a $50 @BWWings gift card to those who upload their videos practicing sports at home.
— SportsEngine (@SportsEngine) November 30, 2020
Play anytime, anywhere
This time away from team sports has shown how much we just love the game at it's core, instead of the wins and the losses. Have fun with being active and keep sports alive at home, no matter how!
Congrats to our Week 4 #SportsAtHome winner, Natalie! We love her excitement practicing sports at home!
Each week we're giving away a Buffalo Wild Wings $50 gift card, there's still time to upload your video!
Share your tricks for a chance to win 👇 https://t.co/enW0zXLn4R pic.twitter.com/sPttNU7qV4
— SportsEngine (@SportsEngine) December 8, 2020