In this educational video program, you will learn how to play cricket. The aim of the program is to make cricket accessible to all individuals who are eager to learn, and inspire them to enjoy the game, develop great stamina, reflexes, flexibility and general fitness over the course of nearly 60 simple and easy-to-follow tutorial videos. The step-by-step breakdown of the rules, the batting shots, bowling, drills and fun games will serve as a solid foundation. The exercises in this video program are specially designed so that they are accessible to complete beginners as well as to more experienced players who want to get a better grasp of the basics and hone their existing skills. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, and with the participation of SIX, an organization that offers cricket training camps for all and that is mentored by one of India's best cricketers, Rahul Dravid. Cricket is extremely accessible and can be played on a field, on mud, at the beach, on terraces or on streets. We hope that these videos will help and inspire you to try your hand at this great sport. Enjoy your game!
In this mini program, you will discover a complete package to help you organise basketball coaching sessions with young children. For each training drill, you will find a free, downloadable teacher's guide. These educational resources will help you link the basketball games with larger questions on more varied topics based around the common theme of living together and social cohesion. Right To Play International lent their expertise as well as their innovative approach to teaching by using games and play during the conception of this program. The basketball exercises presented are aimed at coaches, teachers and educators, who wish to organise sports coaching sessions with children, but they are equally suited to youth team players and can easily be integrated into training sessions by basketball coaches. There are five exercises in total and the activities are designed for groups of around eight players. Each downloadable teacher's guide PDF equips both players and coach with the tools to debate on various subjects including: empathy, self-confiedence and team spirit. The final questions developed by Right To Play's years of experience in the field, enable children to link in-game situations to moments in their everyday lives. With this pedgagoical method, basketball becomes a pretext for discussion, relection and allows the child to learn all while having fun! Over to you!
With this easily accessible educational video program you will be able to get stuck into some quick and easy DIY projects to improve the decoration of your home. Aimed principally at DIY newcomers, the program contains a whole wealth of videos that have been designed by experts to help you improve and renovate your home, all while promoting an efficient use of your space. Whether you’re looking to re-paint your kitchen, lay down wooden flooring, or install and customise new furniture, this program is for you! Watch the videos which interest you the most and get inspired to go off and try out your own DIY projects. The program is broken down into chapters to give you a more comprehensive learning experience. We start off by learning about common household tools, then move on to look at flooring, followed by walls and ceilings, next we turn our eye to finishing touches, then bathrooms and tiling, basic plumbing, oddjobs, outdoor works and more! Always remember to take appropriate safety measures when tackling a DIY project- especially when handling tools or materials. Our program can help you create a home to be proud of, and to become the handyman or woman you've always wanted to be!
In this educational video program, you will learn tips on how to keep both you and your bike safe and secure when cycling in an urban environment. The techniques shown in the videos contain valuable information for any person wanting to learn how to cycle safely through areas where there is regular traffic, but they are also useful for beginner cyclists who want to master the basics of their bike before hitting the road. Injuries sustained from cycling in urban areas are numerous and sometimes fatal. This program aims to combat this issue by raising awareness and increasing knowledge about the safe practices when cycling through busy streets. Follow the advice we set out in the videos to cycle safely, and to keep your bike safe and running properly too. Cycling in the city needn’t be a daunting experience; there are countless benefits to cycling regularly: it has a low impact on the environment, is great for the cardiovascular and muscular development; boosts your mood and lowers stress; and it gives you increased mobility and independence. The program is split into three chapters detailing tips on; what to do before you ride; how to use your bike properly; and how to keep both bike and rider safe. The program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. We hope that more people will see the virtues of cycling as a mode of urban transport. Enjoy your ride!
This free, educational video program has been carefully crafted to give you useful tips when teaching a child to ride a bike. Learning how to ride a bike is one of the defining moments of childhood. It helps the child develop their coordination and spatial awareness, and sets them on the path to becoming a more independent young adult. We believe that, whatever the age you learn it at, cycling is an essential skill, and once you do learned, is itnever really forgetten. In this video program we will break down the learning process into several manageable steps. Only move on to the next one, once the child has comfortably mastered the skills demonstrated in the previous video. They are targeted at children and the parents, guardians or adults who may wish to teach them how to ride in a safe and speedy manner. This video may also serve as a valuable resorce for school teachers or cycling instructors. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast whose advice and pedagogical tips were invaluable. He works teaching children how to cycle safely and reponsibly every day. This program comprises five videos which are broken down into the basics elements of cycling, which are: Scooting, Balancing, Pedalling, and finally some really useful training drills and learning games to help consolidate the previous steps. Cycling a great sport. It can be used as a primary mode of transport or simply for recreational and sporting purposes. It has an extremely low environmental impact and helps people to lead a more independent and mobile life. Teaching a child to ride a bike is an incredibly rewarding experience which stays with both teacher and student forever. If you have any comments or feedback on the exericses shown in these videos, then please feel free to write to us in the comments section of each video, we'd love to hear back from you. Enjoy your ride!
This free video tutorial program has been designed to teach adults how to ride a bike correctly and safely. Whether your 6 or 60, it’s never too late to learn how to ride a bike! The program aims to encourage people who have never ridden a bike to discover cycling as a new form of exercise and an eco-friendly mode of transportation. It is conceived with adults in mind and they are free to follow along with the exercises in the video either alone or with a companion or instructor present. Watch the videos in the order they come and only move on to the next video once you are confident you have mastered the techniques shown. Learning to cycle as an adult will take some practice and getting used to but it’s something that anyone can do! The videos break down the essential elements of cycling into: Scooting, Balancing, Pedalling and some final exercises to join everything together. You will need to be able to remove the pedals from your bike to attempt some of these exercises, but our innovative method does not require training or stabilising wheels! Remember the importance of learning how to brake both smoothly and in emergencies. The program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, and the videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast who works full time teaching both children and adults how to cycle.
In the past 10 years, the number of natural catastrophes linked to global warming has increased by 60%, and one in every two people is at risk of being affected by one. With more people than ever experiencing a catastrophe first-hand at home, it's important that you are sufficiently prepared and know exactly what you should do in the face of a major disaster. In this program you will learn the correct safety precautions and techniques to adopt when faced with a major disaster in order to stay calm and safe, as well as how to prepare for the eventuality of an incident. The sixteen simple videos in this program will take you through everything you need to know to deal with a range of different scenarios and show you how to act properly and safely in the case of a natural disaster. These simple step-by-step tutorials will help you learn and remember everything you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe in the face of a major disaster. This may involve taking steps to prepare your home, taking time to plan ahead in case of an incident, and knowing how to act quickly and effectively in the event itself.
This program on bike repair will show you a few essential techniques to keep your bike well-maintained and running smoothly. The key objective of this program of twelve videos is to demonstrate a few quick, resourceful and inexpensive ways of fixing your bike when you’re out on the trail, or when you have minimal tools at your disposal. The program is broken down into chapters on: the basics of bike repair; fixing punctures and flat bicycle tires; S.O.S emergency repair tips and techniques; and quick bike checks and general maintenance. It could be the difference between a short cycle or a very long walk home. The videos are aimed at all bike-users, whether used recreationally or for earning a living, and could equally serve as the foundations for basic bike mechanic training purposes. This program was made thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA’s partner for the Sports program, and with the expert collaboration of Fabrice Tellier, a long-serving professional bike mechanic with experience as a military bike mechanic. Cycling has numerous health and environmental benefits, and is the primary mode of transport for people all over the world, so it’s essential that you know a few tips and tricks to keep yours, or any of the world’s 1 billion bikes running smoothly at a low cost. Enjoy your ride!
In this programme, you will learn how to invite biodiversity into your home through a series of projects that will teach you how to build and prepare several different animal shelters and feeders for birds and small animals. These videos will show you how you can have fun creating a range of projects to protect, house and feed birds, and much more! You will also learn the characteristics of certain animal species and discover how you can take active steps to protect their ecosystem. You're never too old to care about the environment, but even so, children and teenagers alike will enjoy building projects that will help protect and conserve the natural environment around them. These practical video tutorials are simple and accessible to all, so the whole family can get involved! The most demanding techniques in the projects involve cutting wooden planks and using nails. As such, these animal shelters provide the perfect opportunity to create, discover and conserve as a family. Whatever your age, be sure to take care when using and handling tools. This programme has been created in partnership with the Bird Protection Association. The expertise of its members stems from the organisation's commitment to protecting and conserving wildlife for over a century. There are three main themes running through the programme: understanding biodiversity, building birdhouses and other animal shelters, then finally, helping birds to feed during colder periods. Each video is made up of three steps. Firstly, we will specify the materials and tools needed for the project. Next, we explain the technique for building and assembling the project. Finally, we will show you how to install your project at home so that it is best suited to the needs of the bird or animal. By installing birdhouses, shelters and feeders around you, you will be helping to conserve wildlife species and promote biodiversity in your home environment. Taking steps to boost biodiversity around you will be helping the bigger picture, especially that of the ecosystem linking humans, animals and plants.
In this educational video program, you will learn some essential skills to help you become a skilled woodworker. The key aim of this program is to help individuals develop the unique skillset required for woodworking and carpentry. It has been structured with the goal of opening up professional opportunities, by helping people to acquire useful skills which can help them find employment. It is also a program suitable for anyone interested in learning more about woodwork irrespective of their prior experience level.The introduction to tools and techniques, along with step-by-step projects, will provide a basic foundation to get you started in the field. The information and instructions contained in this video series are meant to provide beginners with a basic introduction to the techniques and skills required in woodworking. It has been split into the following categories: introduction to woodworking, marking tools, measuring tools, saws, planing and shaving tools, hammers and mallets, chisels, rasp and file, drills, screwdrivers, finishing, clamps and vice, joinery, power tools, making simple tools, and projects. Woodworking involves design, planning and layout, and execution with hands-on proficiency. The woodworker will always find his problem-solving skills being challenged, but the satisfaction of crafting useful objects for people is hugely rewarding. The abstract thinking and physical coordination required for woodworking makes it an ideal field for those in pursuit of discipline and excellence from work that bears practical results. Welcome to the world of woodworking!
In this free video program, you will discover over 50 enjoyable exercises to improve the overall health of older adults. The program is targeted specifically at older people and was made in partnership with the SIEL Bleu association who work to promote increased level of activity into later life. Each video offers a different exercise. Pick and choose which exercise you’d like to try to target a particular muscle group or activity. The program has chapters structured to help you work on: warming up and stretching; improving joint flexibility; exercises for building your strength; cardio workouts to keep you fit; training to work on your balance; warming down and good everyday habits you can adopt to avoid injury. We have also included some videos which you can try out with a partner – be they a carer or a member of your family – try them out and have fun! The program is adapted to beginner-level persons and you can make the sessions longer and more difficult with time as your overall fitness and strength improve. Before beginning the program, be sure to check with your doctor that you are not putting yourself at any risk of injury by doing so. The program was made with the expert collaboration of sports coaches who specialise in physical activity for older persons. Before beginning any of the exercises we recommend that you start off with the warm up sessions found in the first chapter of the program and finish off by stretching and warming down using the videos found in chapter 6 of the program. Regular physical activity, even at an older age, can keep both body and mind fit and fight against sedentarism, and lead a healthy, autonomous life. Enjoy your session!
Discover over 50 videos containing advice on how to hike well and safely. Starting from the basics of navigation, this hiking program will teach you how to use a map and a compass to get your bearings; you will then learn how to plan your trek; decide on the hiking gear and equipment you will need on the trail; how to respond in case of unforseen problems; how to to clean and care for your backpacking equipment after a hike; and finally, how to stretch and cool down the muscles after a long hiking session. This program was developed with expert professional mountain guide Xavier Gadat who lent his expertise on the program to you discover or improve at this sporting activity, which is regardly as widely accessible since it can be done virtually anywhere. Be sure to the follow the chapters in order for a full learning experience - the program has been especially adapted for newcomers to the sport of hiking, although more experience hikers simply looking for a few extra backpacking tips and tricks may wish to pick and choose from the videos they find the most relevant. Remember to take care of your body, especially your feet, after a long hike. Take the relevant safety precautions we outline in our videos and most of all, have fun! Hiking, backpacking, trekking - call it what you will - is a great way to get outdoors and to be in and amongst the beauty nature, giving a feeling of total freedom and self-reliance. It also gives the hiker the chance to revel in the delight of pushing their body to new limits and can be enjoyed alone on solo expeditions or with friends as part of a group. Happy hiking!
This video program on swimming shows the techniques needed into order to learn how to swim the backstroke well. Each video breaks down a key element of the backstroke technique, or demonstrates an exercise you can use to improve your backstroke swimming technique. Follow the videos through in the order they are presented, chapter-by-chapter, to master this swimming stroke in a quick and enjoyable way! The exercises demonstrated in these videos are targeted at relatively new swimmers, but they are equally useful to more experienced swimmers looking to hone their technique, as well as swimming coaches looking for drills and tips they can use with students in the pool. The backstroke program was developed with the expert collaboration of professional swimming coach Pierrick le Floch, who specialises in teach the backstroke swimming style. It was created with Decathlon, Sikana’s partner for the Sports topic. The program is structured into 4 chapters to facilitate the learning process: Warming up before swimming; the basic techniques; how to improve one’s technique; and finally stretching to warm down after swimming. A certified stress-buster, swimming, in particular, the backstroke, will help you relax, and boost your fitness levels without putting too much strain on your joints. Enjoy your swim!
Follow these 13, simple and easy-to-follow to learn how to swim the breaststroke. This program is designed to introduce to the breaststroke gradual way, taking from the basic technique, through to advanced exercises to perfect the stroke. The videos decompose the stroke into its basic elements for an easier learning progress which can help you target your weakest points. Follow the program through in its order to get a fully-rounded learning experience and to learn quickly and have fun at the same time! The exercises we show you are designed predominantly for beginners who are new to swimming the breaststroke, though they are equally useful to any swimmer looking to brush up on the basics. The program was created in partnership with Decathlon and in collaboration with Pierrick le Flock a professional swimming coach who specialises in teaching the breaststroke specifically. The programs comprises 4 chapters: Warming up; the Basic Techniques; Exercises to Improve your Breastroke Technique; and Warming Down after swimming. This is an excellent stroke for beginner swimmers and allows the individual to grow in confidence in the water since the face is not constantly submerged. It’s also a great all-body workout and is a stroke that you can keep up over longer distances than the backstroke and front crawl which cause swimmers to fatigue more quickly. Over to you!
In this educational video program, you will learn how to play badminton. The aim is to make badminton accessible to all individuals who are eager to learn, and inspire them to enjoy the game, develop great stamina, reflexes, flexibility and general fitness. The step-by- step breakdown of the shots and the drills will serve as a solid theoretical foundation. The exercises in this video program are designed for beginners and players who want to learn the basics and hone their existing skills. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, and with the participation of Sebastiao Diãs de Oliveira, founder of the Associação Miratus de Badminton. It has been split into the following categories: learning the basics of badminton, holding the racket, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve and drop shot techniques and training drills. Remember to warm up before and warm down after playing. Badminton is a great physical activity that improves your fitness, strength and coordination. Playing it regularly sharpens your reflexes and improves agility. It can help prevent various health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. It is also extremely accessible and can be played in indoor and outdoor, in a club, in a park or on the street. Playing badminton is a fantastic way to make new friends and lead a happy and healthy life. Enjoy your game!
Chicken is the most widely-consumed meat in the word. On average, each person conumes one chicken every month which goes some way to showing how incredibly popular they are as a cheap and tasty source of nutrition. In this program we teach you the basics on how to cook chicken - as well as other poultry birds such as geese, duck and other fowl. First we will show you how to prepare the raw bird by correctly trussing a whole chicken; thnwe share a few alternative cooking techniques which promote a healthier way of eating the bird; we then teach you how to prepare and carve a whole bird so that it may be served amongst many persons; finally we sahre two techniques for creating stocks and broths which have incredible versatility - and can be kept for a very long time in the freezer. Remember to always try and buy high-welfare, locally-sourced chicken whenever possible. This program is designed for beginner and intermediate-level cooks looking to add a few essential chef techniques to their kitchen repertoire, and was designed by professional chef Olivier Herr. Follow the videos in order and always remember to excercise safety when dealing with raw meat, and when handling potentially-dangerous kitchen equipment. Bon appetit!
Over a million children could be saved each year if breastfeeding practices were improved (WHO). In this program you will discover a real, in-depth guide to breastfeeding designed to accompany you during the exciting journey of parenthood
Build your own sustainable and trendy furniture out of wood and recycled pallets. Over 30 ideas to try out home with little equipment needed. Each video presents a new DIY upcycling project to inspire to creating something new out of something old. The Upcycling Wooden Pallets program is broken down into chapters each containing videos on DIY projects for the home both inside and out. Working with wood and repurposing pallets is easy, cheap and environmentally-friendly since it reduces waste, so rest assured that you won't need to be a woodworking expert to try out these simple tutorials! Nevertheless, we recommend that you start off with the easier projects if you are new to DIY and woodworking in general, before moving on to the more complex projects. Beware that working with wood requires the use of tools which are often heavy or sharp so exercise caution when handling them and always make sure that you have the appropriate personal protective gear, notable work gloves, eye masks to protect you from splinters and a face mask - especially when using chemical products. Work in an uncluttered, well-lit, well-ventilated environment and keep young children well away from tools or unfinished projects. The program is structured into three main parts: preparing your wooden pallet, learning how to give old wood a new lease of life, and finally making furniture and other household items. Before attempting a project, make sure that you have the tools and materials you will need which are given at the start of each video. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get creating!
The origins of yoga can be traced back to India several thousands of years ago. It’s physical, mental and spiritual benefits are numerous. This program is aimed to help novices who hope to learn the basic positions and essential techniques, in order to improve their flexibility, concentration, strength and to manage their stress levels.
Every day, millions of people die from HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infectious diseases. These are deaths which could be avoided thanks, amongst other things, to proper preventive practices. Inn this program, you will discover simple techniques you can employ during your everyday life to avoid the transmission or worsening of such diseases.
In this programme we will learn the art of Origami, which is all about folding a single sheet paper in order to create different shapes and forms. Depending on your level of ability, or of those around you, you can start learning from our beginner, intermediate and advanced level tutorials. Once you’ve got the basics down, you will be able to grow your skills and begin created you very own origami.
Urban Art is a way of spreading a message - a means of educating people. Out in the streets, people are constantly on the move, so it is important that your message is striking, relevant and presented in an inventive way in order to be taken in by pedestrians. In this program, you will learn the basics of graffiti.
Modern farming techniques have caused soil depletion leading to a more limited level of food production on the local scale. Cultivating small land spaces can foster greater local food sovereignty in an environmentally sustainable way. In this programme you will learn how to grow produce using the pioneering Grow Biointensive approach.
Because of non-sustainable agricultural techniques in many regions across, soils are becoming less fertile. Using Ramial Chipped Wood (RCW) is an ecological approach way of nurturing soils and and re-establishing their fertility. In this program you will learn how to prepare and use RCW.