All Systems Go
We understand that when the youth arrive after school they need a time to unwind, burn off energy and refuel. Every day begins with All Systems Go! It includes a wide variety of fun, age-appropriate activities that can be played in 5-10 minute bursts These are games and dance moves designed to increase physical activity. These activities are part of the plan to include 60 minutes a day of physical activity. This is then followed up by a light meal.
Triple Play: Mind, Body and Soul demonstrates how eating nutritious foods, keeping fit and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle for Club youth.
Triple Play, BGCA’s first comprehensive health and wellness program, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
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. 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.