Nick Riley
Apr 27, 2017

Triple Play Leadership Club

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Making a Difference in the Club and in the Community!

 

 

Triple Play Leadership Clubs, formerly known as Sports Clubs, are small-group youth leadership clubs in Boys & Girls Clubs that promote leadership, health and wellness, and community involvement in the Club and community. Part of TBGC’s Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul program, Triple Play Leadership Clubs specifically promote the importance of good character and wellness among Club members. TBGC has developed the Formula for Impact – a research-informed theory of change – that provides guidance for Clubs so that they can provide youth with a meaningful Club Experience that is designed to drive youth to demonstrate positive outcomes in Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.

 

 

 

 

Our Formula begins with the young people in Clubs. It calls for us to consistently provide the most powerful Club Experience possible – by implementing the Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development, offering high-yield activities, providing targeted programs and encouraging regular attendance – all of which we know help youth achieve priority outcomes. Then, because attending the Club more frequently and over a greater length of time makes young people even more likely to achieve positive outcomes, we must also pursue strategies to increase attendance, program participation and member retention. In an outcome-driven organization, the entire organization shares clear goals for youth.

 

 

 

 

All programs and activities are coordinated, purposeful and designed to advance one or more of our priority outcomes. Triple Play Leadership Clubs, as part of an outcome-driven Club Experience, support TBGC’s Formula for Impact as it drives positive outcomes in two of TBGC’s priority outcome areas: Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.

 

 

 

The Triple Play Leadership Club emphasizes the importance of fitness, social recreation and nutrition-related activities for youth. Fitness activities teach young people basic skills that help them develop lifelong fitness knowledge. Important tenets, such as sportsmanship and fairness, can be learned on the soccer field or basketball court. Qualities like self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, the value of practice and the thrill of individual achievement – all of which are critical to youth development—can also be gained through sports and fitness activities. The Triple Play Leadership Club program uses these lessons and others to help its members grow. Members develop a sense of belonging through participation in Leadership Club activities and interaction with peers. They learn to use teamwork to accomplish goals, make group decisions, plan their own events and govern themselves. Each member has a role in helping the group function.

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  • Admin
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  • Nick Riley
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