Our Fitness & Recreation programs help develop athletic skills, a positive use of leisure time, skills for reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills. One program called Triple Play is a game plan for Mind, Body, and Soul.

Triple Play was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 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.

Boy playing on the soccer field
Making Fruit Kabobs in Vero
Vero Music Class

Parents Game Plan

Because parents play such a critical role in the development of a child's physical and social well-being, the Triple Play Parents Game Plan can be used at home, where healthy habits start, are modeled and are reinforced.

Triple Play Evaluation Results

To learn more about how Triple Play improved members’ physical activity, food choices, peer relations and self-mastery, review this evaluation data about the program.

Kids with their Paper Cup Towers
Boys on the playground