These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.
Jr. NBA Jr. WNBA This national youth basketball initiative, launched by the NBA and the WNBA, connects players, parents and coaches. The program 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. Supported by an all-star Advisory Council as well as Boys & Girls Club of America and other national youth organizations
Major League Baseball S.T.A.R. Award This national program recognizes members ages 10 tto 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. Funded by Major League Baseball.
Triple Play: A Game Plan For The Mind, Body and Soul Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program currently being offered in Boys & Girls Clubs that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit and forming postivie 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. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods Inc.