Sports, Fitness & Recreation

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Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Triple Play, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods Inc., is a dynamic wellness program currently being offered in the Boys & Girls Clubs that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.  The goal of the Triple Play program is to improve Club members’ knowledge of healthy habits, increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities, and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in positive relationships.

Program components include:  Healthy Habits Nutrition Curriculum, Daily Challenges, Sports Clubs, Triple Play Games, and Social Recreation.

Triple Play Parents Game Plan

Because parents play such a critical role in the development of a child’s physical and social well-being, in February 2007, BGCA, Coca-Cola, and Kraft launched a tool that could be used at home, where healthy habits start and are then modeled and reinforced.

The Major League Baseball S.T.A.R. Award

The MLB S.T.A.R. Award program recognizes members ages of 10 to 18 for demonstrating Sportsmanship, Team spirit, Achievement and Responsibility in sports, fitness, and social recreation programming.  Clubs may participate in this program by regularly acknowledging young persons who demonstrate S.T.A.R characteristics.  Each organization selects one outstanding youth who best embodies these characteristics to receive a beautiful trophy and become eligible for state, regional, and national MLB S.T.A.R. Award competition.  This program is funded by Major League Baseball.

NFL Youth Football

The National Football League Youth Football Fund provides grants for local Boys & Girls Clubs to start, expand, or enhance existing tackle or flag football programs.  The program also consist of a Youth Football Summit and recognition program for coaches and players.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA

This national youth basketball initiative, launched by the NBA and WNBA, connects players, parents, and coaches.  The program, which is supported by an all-star Advisory Council as well as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and other national youth organizations provides unique information within its training guide curriculum.  Subjects include advice for coaches from the first practice to the final game, ideas on creating a positive and fun environment for youth, and tips for players ranging from skills to sportsmanship.