School holidays are great for kids, it gives them a chance to slow down and break the daily grind. The problem for parents is we’re often so buried in work and other commitments, plans for the holidays are ad-hoc. Google, the AFL and AFLW have teamed up to offer something a bit different this holidays (or lockdown) period.

The Footy skills lab is a free AI experience to give kids a chance to learn from the best and develop skills. With AFLW start Tayla Harris showing the way, talking young players through ball handling and movement drills. In the release of the Skills Lab Harriss showed the forethought to accessibility when she said:

You’ll get tips on kicking from me, and tips on ball-handling and decision-making from athletes across the AFLW and AFL Wheelchair competitions – including Carlton’s Madison Prespakis and Richmond’s Akec Makur Chuot. Through audio prompts and closed captioning, these tips and activities are also accessible for people with visual and hearing needs.

Provided you’ve got a footy, a phone (with Internet connectivity) and some space to play you’re good. It doesn’t require a heap of space so a few meters squared is all it takes, it could be just what you and the kids need to break the holiday doldrums.