|TRIPLE PLAY: A GAME FOR MIND, BODY & SOUL
Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Triple Play is our first comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of members ages 6 to 18 by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition habits, and helping them develop healthy relationships.
1. The Mind component of Triple Play, represented by our Healthy Habits facet of the program encourages young people to eat smart. It covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, the food pyramid, and appropriate portion sizes.
2. The Body component of Triple Play takes the Club’s traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. This part includes six Daily Fitness Challenges; a teen Sports Clubs focused on leadership development, service and careers in athletics; and Triple Play Games Tournaments, which are inter-Club sectional tournaments that involve multiple team sports.
3. The Soul component of Triple Play helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.
The Triple Play Parents Game Plan
Because parents play such a critical role in the development of children's physical and social well-being, we partnered with Coca-Cola to produce a tool, the Triple Play Parents Game Plan, that can be used at home — where healthy habits start, are modeled, and are reinforced. It is available in both English and Spanish.
Triple Play Evaluation Results
To learn more about how Triple Play improved members’ physical activity, food choices, peer relations, and self-mastery, check out this third-party evaluation data about BGCA's health and wellness program.