Sports, Fitness, and Recreation

Helping develop fitness and a positive use of leisure time

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 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
  • 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, are modeled and reinforced.

NFL Flag Football

NFL FLAG is the premier youth football league for boys and girls ages 9-12. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork. Launched in 1996, the FLAG Football program is designed to educate young people about football while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. Players learn skills and lessons that help them succeed both on and off the field.


This national youth basketball initiative, launched by the NBA and the 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.