Various athletic sports teams are held at the Boys & Girls Club, in participation with our sports programs from the extended day learning program. Our sports teams allow Club kids to develop physical fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.
Through collaboration with the New Jersey Nets, the Club offers basketball leagues for members age 6 to18. The leagues draw crowds of more than 200 fans who come out to cheer their teams as they compete for championship titles. The Nets provide jerseys for each member and field trip opportunities to watch Nets games.The basketball program begins in the spring and runs until the endof the school year.
The soccer season begins mid January and runs until the end of the school year. This soccer league is an indoor soccer program which allows kids to participate during the off season of outdoor soccer.
Princeton ATA Black Belt Academy and the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County have come together to form a program through which Club members are learning self-confidence, self-defense, and physical fitness through the practice of karate. The focus of the ATA program is to provide kids with high quality martial arts instruction in a safe and positive learning environment that members of all ages can enjoy. Martial arts offer something for a child that no other sport can. It's a "learning style" athletic activity that develops a sense of self discipline that can carry over into all aspects of life.Karate meets every Saturday afternoon at the main clubhouse from 1 to 3 PM. Boys & Girls Club Members can register to participate in karate at the front desk of our Centre Street Clubhouse.
The Golf Professional staff from TPC Jasna Polana teaches golf to club members’ ages 7 to 13. Kids learn the First Tee’s core values of TARGET, core life skills, and the fundamentals of the golf swing. First Tee is a solid beginning for kids eager to learn about the fundamentals of golf.
Club members learn about team building and can enhance their athletic skills through a variety of sports. Kids are placed on teams where they represent their respective Clubs in championship tournaments. The kids compete for titles in various sports including: NFL Flag Football, baseball, soccer, and golf. Through these activities and others, kids stay fit while having fun.
Triple Play is a health and wellness program designed to empower young people to make informed decisions about their physical, mental, and social well-being. The goal of Triple Play is to improve our Club members' knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness; increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities; and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.
Through a partnership with the Bobby Campbell Lacrosse Foundation, the Club offers members in third through sixth grade an opportunity to learn to play “the fastest game on two feet.” The BRIDGE initiative, “Building Relationships to Initiate Diversity, Growth and Enrichment,” is working to bring the sport of lacrosse to Trenton. Club members learn lacrosse firsthand from members of the nationally-ranked Princeton University Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams. Field trip opportunities to the Princeton games are also offered where kids participate as ball-boys and ball-girls for the Men’s and Women’s teams.
For more information on our sports programs please contact, Reggie Coleman. (609) 392-3191 ext. 11