Our sports and fitness programs offer a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. We work to reduce childhood obesity by encouraging our members to participate in at least 60 minutes of activity a day. In addition to our daily gym programming and activities we offer two sports outreach programs:
Saturday Morning Hoopla
Hoopla is a basketball clinic which focuses on fundamentals and foundations for both boys and girls in grades K – 2nd. During our program this winter, we had 115 participants along with numerous volunteers and parents helping.
Youth Football Program
With an offering of flag football for 3rd and 4th graders and tackle football for 5th and 6th graders, we teach youth football fundamentals. Through the USA Football Program, we teach “Heads Up” football focusing on fun, learning plays and strategy, and safety. Players are placed on teams, get individual jerseys, and meet/play with new friends from different schools. Our tackle and flag football programs of 2015 saw 112 and 88 participates, respectively. The football program involves many volunteers through parent coaches and high school football players as referees and mentors to our young athletes.
Go Girl Go
Through dynamic sessions, group activities, and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying physically fit, and developing positive relationships. Go Girl Go focuses on personal wellness by ensuring our female Club members have access to quality gym time in a comfortable environment where they are not competing against boys. Currently, we have 548 girl youth members attending the Club Main Site. So far in 2016, we have seen 120 girl youth members participate in our Go Girl Go program. This is 22% of our girl population. We are currently seeking funding for new equipment for this program, and we hope to see at least a 20% increase in the coming year.