These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul is a health and wellness program designed to empower young people to make informed decisions about their physical, mental, and social well-being. The goal of Triple Play is to improve our Club members' knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.
The innovative Academic Basketball Program, which is played during the winter months, encourages members to behave in school and develop their athletic skills. Fourth through eighth grade members score points in three ways: by submitting "behavior reward points" on point cards completed by their teachers from their respective schools, competing in learning challenges at the Club, and athletically in the basketball game.
The mission of ALL STARS is to get more young people on more teams with more playing time, while fostering a sense of belonging and building life skills and self-confidence. Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has created year-round options (starting with FlagFootball
and Basketball Leagues) for Club members. Every kid and teen deserves a great experience and a chance to belong to a team.
ALL STARS is a high-quality health and wellness program supported nationwide by BGCA, with the goal of creating team sports experiences. We not only help players learn to love being on a team, but to love being a member of Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Boys & Girls Club's Basketball Travel Team Program
has won 33 AAU State Championships. Our teams have placed 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th and 12th in the nation.
The Travel Team Program prides itself on the quality of the instruction our players receive. Our coaches provide the expertise and supervision that parents and their children desire. Parents have the confidence their children are being instructed by adults who are teaching them about life as well as basketball.
H.O.N.E.Y (Helping Others Now by Empowering Yourself) Bees
is a program designed to reintroduce the sport of Double Dutch
jump rope, to inspire youth to get fit, become team players, and effect personal gain and growth to prepare them to be productive citizens of tomorrow's society.
The PGA Sports Academy, offered by our Hoboken Club, introduces youth, ages 7 to 13, to the sport of golf to help young people build character, and develop healthy and active lifestyles. Golf is a fun, active game that gives young people stamina, focus and skill, while exposing them to a lifelong leisure activity, and an opportunity for personal and professional development.