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Loofball Sport Development Initiative (LSD Initiative) is a Non-profit Organization, Serving Youth Through Sport Whilst Facilitating Development Through the Power of Sport.




OUR CAUSES


SUPPORTING EDUCATION

Our approach to sport development at the grass-roots level is centered on working with schools and physical education teachers to raise school participation and general performance of...LEARN MORE



SOCIAL INTEGRATION

We provide dynamic platforms for youth to actively participate in the lives of communities and to gain the required sense of inclusion and motivation to impact positively on their societies.LEARN MORE



BETTERING CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Engaging children physically and mentally is very primary to our work, which involves providing conducive environment for youngsters to thrive, placing value on their development, wellbeing... nLEARN MORE



EMPOWERING YOUTH

We organize special programmes to empower local youth by building their capacities to become leaders and facilitators of positive change and development. Through these programmes, we...LEARN MORE



PROMOTING PEACE

We employ some peace-building frameworks to harmonize young people from diverse backgrounds, including those from disadvantaged communities, with a view to giving them...LEARN MORE



AIDING LOCAL ECONOMY

At the very heart of our mission is the drive to consciously and methodically develop a sports brand in Loofball, by that unlocking ample opportunities for youth, enterprises and investors.LEARN MORE



LATEST NEWS
Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Dear volunteers,

Thanks for being part of LSD Initiative!

We're always striving to ensure that the future of our organization remains bright. As part of this, We've prepared a quick 10-question survey that we hope will interest you to contribute to this great journey.

We would greatly appreciate your feedback on your volunteering experience with us so we can make informed decisions and better our service delivery.

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Loofball was on Saturday 24th April, 2021 featured in a volleyball unity tournament in Numan, Numan LGA of Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria.

The competition, tagged "Numan Federation Volleyball Unity Cup", drew participants from the five LGAs of Numan Federation in what was a memorable event.

The final of the competition, which saw a brief display of loofball, was witnessed by many dignitaries including the Hama Bachama, Homun Dr. Daniel Ismaila Shaga OON, the Hama Batta, Homun Alhamdu Gladstone Teneke, the Deputy Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Pwamakeno Mackondo, the President Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engr. Musa Nimrod and a host of others.

Below are photo highlights from the event.







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Thursday, April 1, 2021


LSD Initiative is thrilled to join the Sport for Climate Action Forum. Organized by Beyond Sport, the forum aims to bring together individuals and organisations around the world for a series of showcases, workshops and keynotes focused on the key role that sport can play in protecting our environment.

The movement, which is in line with the UN Climate Change proposition, is geared towards supporting and guiding sports actors in achieving global climate change goals. By learning from each other, disseminating good practices, lessons learned, developing new tools, and collaborating on areas of mutual interest, sports organizations can display climate leadership by engaging together in the climate neutrality journey.

The virtual event is scheduled to take place on April 15.

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Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has decried the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation's sports industry.

The minister, who received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, March 22, said the sports sector was the fourth worst hit in the country by the pandemic.

Speaking after his vaccination, Dare said: “Apart from aviation, entertainment, and tourism, sports was the worst hit by COVID-19. We had to shut down the National Sports Festival a few days to commencement, the Olympics was also postponed. The players, officials, and fans were affected. Now that we are back on track, all the protocols put in place like wearing of mask, hand washing, use of sanitisers and social distancing must be respected."

Mr. Dare, however, urged Nigerian sportsmen and youths to avail themselves of the vaccine.

“I have received the vaccine in order to reassure our athletes, officials and indeed all Nigerians that it is safe, effective and we must all key into it.

“We must take all precautions so that the virus does not spread,” he added.

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Friday, February 26, 2021


Evidence shows that Children are more active than adults, but their activity levels decline as they move toward adolescence, and significant numbers of young people do not participate in recommended levels of physical activity. It is estimated that 80% of teenagers worldwide are not sufficiently active (Cooper et al, 2015).

What is physical activity?

Physical activity is any activity that involves moving your body. It includes everyday activities such as games, sports, transportation, chores, recreation, physical education as well as organised sports and exercise. Physical activity can be classified as Light physical activity, moderate activity, and vigorous activity.

Light physical activity includes everyday activities like leisurely walking, standing to do artwork or playing a musical instrument. Moderate activities make your child huff and puff a bit. These could include brisk walking, dancing, bike riding, swimming laps and jogging. Even helping out with some of the more active chores inside and outside your home can be good.

Vigorous activities increase your child’s heart rate and make him huff and puff a lot. Vigorous activities can happen in any game with lots of running. They’re often a big part of sports like soccer, cycling, hockey and football, and some forms of dance.

Why Physical Activity is Important for Children and Young People

Physical activity has been found to positively impact on both physical and psychological health. Being physically active every day is good for children and young people because it:

- improves heart and lung health
- boosts the child’s immune system
- develops strong muscles, bones and good posture
- helps the child maintain a healthy weight and avoid overweight or obesity
- reduces the risk of high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and type-2 diabetes.

Physical activity is also great for:

- breaking up long periods of sitting and studying
- improving concentration and memory
- learning new skills
- increasing self-confidence
- reducing stress and improving sleep
- making and keeping friendships.

How much physical activity do young people need?

Children aged from 5 years up to 18 years: According to experts, this group need one hour or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity and several hours of light physical activity each day. And at least three days a week, this should include activities that strengthen muscles and bones.

Young people aged 18 years and over: should do 2½-5 hours of moderate physical activity or 1¼-2½ hours of vigorous physical activity each week. Or they can do a combination of moderate and vigorous physical activity that adds up to enough activity overall. And at least two days a week, this should include activities that strengthen muscles.

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Impact of the Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic is a global phenomenon still under study. The scourge, which originated in December 2019, in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has rapidly impacted, to a greater or lesser extent, all parts of the world. COVID-19 has affected and continues to affect all global areas and regions due to its highly infectious nature. In light of this, the governments of most countries have been forced to undertake restrictive measures and limitations, which are necessary to contain the virus that has changed the lives of many people, organisations, and institutions.

The sports sector, despite being an important sector in many respects, has not been exempt from these restrictions. Recall that in early 2020, all physical activity, face-to-face, and group sports were suddenly and indefinitely restricted in many countries, often being relegated to home-based physical training. As a result, sports clubs and organisations have had to reinvent themselves to offer quality service to their communities.

Study shows that major events involving large groups of people can contribute to the rapid spread of the disease, just as physical contact between athletes and physical proximity between fans can be a danger regarding the spread of the virus. Hence, governments have been forced to introduce and maintain social and mobility restrictions in an attempt to control the spread of the disease. In many countries, the sports sector has been forced to close facilities, ban travel, and cancel sporting events and leagues. In fact, it is expected that it will take some time before athletes return to training, competing and enjoying sport as they did before the emergence of COVID-19.

However, from a sports perspective, this change is even more devastating for most professional and nonprofessional sportsmen and women who compete in federated leagues or competitions. For all of these individuals, it has been very difficult to stop sporting activities indefinitely; therefore, sports clubs have had to reinvent themselves to be able to continue with sporting and social activities.

Adapting to the Crisis

In this process of adapting to change and managing the crisis, sports clubs and organizations must focus their efforts on maintaining the service quality that they offer to their communities. To this end, it is necessary to implement innovative and proactive actions to mitigate the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Sports entrepreneurship, for example, is a vital part of an organisation’s performance, and can go a long way in ensuring its financial stability even in these trying times. Sports entrepreneurship is the capacity of an organisation to identify ideas and opportunities and to develop innovative and proactive solutions. Through sports ventures that encourage the exploration and exploitation of existing opportunities, sports clubs and organizations can reposition themselves for growth and be prepared for potential global challenges in the future.

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PROGRESS


In the short history of Loofball, the number of participants in the sport has increased rather exponentially, thanks to the relentless commitment and dedication of our members. We're working round the clock to ensure that more young people participate in the sport and continuously enjoy the benefits of sport and play.


OUR EVENTS

Major Competitions

State competitions. Zonal competitions. National competitions. (No event yet)

School Games

Intraschool games. Interschool games/ competitions. (Last event: 04-03-2021)

PE Sessions

PE sessions in elementary/ primary schools. (Last event: 03-03-2021)templates can make your websites seminars

Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

School seminars. 'Train the trainer' workshops. Conferences. (Last event: 05-12-2020)

Camps & Outreaches

Holiday camps for under-15. Special outreaches. (Last event: 29-11-2020)

Upcoming Events

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ATHLETE STORIES


Loofball is a sport for the future - Sanusi Umar

While reacting to the success of the recent inter-school friendly between Villanova College and Government Secondary School Numan, Adamawa State, the captain of the former, Sanusi Umar said Loofball is a game to watch out for.Read More

I really love this game - David Jeremiah template

The Initiative's Comm. Manager, Mr. Olusayo Salako chats with David Jeremiah, a passionate loofball player, during a training session in Abuja, FCT. Q. What do you think about Loofball game? A. The game is nice. I really love it. I think...Read More

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LSD Initiative
5 Unity Estate Karu-site
Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
+234 (0) 8135406338
info@lsd-initiative.org
Registered Company Number: 126513
Tax Identification Number: 6500084964

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