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Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Club Support Center
550 W. Van Buren Street
Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: (312) 235-8000
Fax: (312) 427-4110

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

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Developing a passion for fitness and sports
Relieving stress
Encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship
 

 

Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping our Club members make a lifelong commitment to fitness. This multi-faceted program includes three components:

1. The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, which covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid and appropriate portion size;

2. The Body component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. Body programs include six Daily Fitness Challenges; teen Sports Clubs focused on leadership development, service and careers in athletics; and Triple Play Games Tournaments, inter-Club sectional tournaments that involve multiple team sports; and 

3. The Soul component uses team sports to teach age-appropriate, positive social skills. It provides the opportunity for members to play co-ed, structured team sports and compete in leagues and tournaments while developing the necessary social and emotional skills for a healthy future.

 

Sports -- Club members stay fit and have fun by participating in kickball, softball, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, basketball, softball, flag football and fitness challenges.

Aquatics -- Clubs offer swim lessons, competitive swim teams, lifeguard skills, water polo and other activities that help children learn how to be safe and have fun in the water.

Fitness Programs -- Young people can get fit in a fun group setting with exercise classes and updated fitness centers.

Games -- Clubs’ game rooms are a safe place to kids to learn interpersonal skills and sportsmanship through fun competition. Here, kids play foosball, pool, ping pong, air hockey and other games.

Field Trips -- Our Clubs offer trips to nature centers, museums, professional sporting events, circuses, amusement parks, skating rinks, restaurants and plays. Supervised by adults, these field trips give members opportunities and experiences beyond the boundaries of their own neighborhoods.