Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Our programs in Sports, Fitness & Recreation are designed to help keep our members active while promoting a positive use of leisure time, developing their athleticism, teaching them skills for stress management, instilling an appreciation for the environment, and strengthening their social skills through their particpation in team-oriented activities.
Triple Play is BGCA’s first comprehensive health and wellness program and it was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Triple Play is implemented all around the country in Clubs like ours and strives to improve the overall health of Club members by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

Triple Play's  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. 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. The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.
We offer many organized Team Sports including: travel and intramural basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Team sports help our members develop a sense of belonging and commitment to others. They also teach our members how to set goals and work to achieve milestones through benchmarking and persistence. 

In our Dance Studio interested members have access to dance lessons and work collaboratively with their peers to choreograph routines that they perform at our annual recital for friends and family members.

Our kids need these programs; 44% of Massachusetts public school students did not attend any physical education in an average school week in 2013. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just 18 percent of Massachusetts schools offer daily gym classes, as compared to the national average of 30 percent. The CDC also found that Massachusetts youth rank lower than the national average on measures of physical activity throughout the week (seven days of activity). 

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