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BGCA Triple Play! #TriplePlay10

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Staying fit and active is something that my family loves to do. We enjoy going on bike rides, playing at the park, walking the dogs, playing basketball, and basically anything and everything that gets us outside and moving! With nearly 3 out of 10 kids in the United States either overweight or obese, it is extremely important to show our kids and teens to be healthy and active. We are their role models. If we aren’t eating healthy and staying active, why should they?

TriplePlayThe Boys & Girls Club of America, BGCA, aims to make staying strong and healthy as a family fun and challenging. They aim to tackle the childhood obesity problem head on by implementing the Triple Play Program. What the Triple Play Program aims to do is have youth participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. How is it that only one-quarter of youth in the US are meeting this requirement? We are not doing enough. Plain and simple. There has to be more that we as parents can do. Making Triple Play an activity that you and your kids do is a huge step, FUN step towards achieving these goals. And trust me, your kids will love it!

When I was asked to try some of these activities with my kids, I was immediately drawn towards the “Basketball Challenge” for my kids. My son is basically a huge basketball star! Okay okay, maybe not  a star, but it is his passion and his favorite sport, hands down. The first activity we chose was the “Obstacle Dribble”. They had a blast! We didn’t have cones but plastic cups work just as well 😉

OBSTACLE DRIBBLE
Instructions:
In the Obstacle Dribble, competitors have one minute to dribble the ball in a weaving pattern around a line of five cones. The cones should be set four feet apart. And off they go!
Obstacle Dribble
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Next up we decided to try out the “Spot-Shot Competition”.
Spot Shot Competition
Instructions:
Competitors try to make shots from five different spots on a semi-circle around the basket. They attempt five shots from each of the five spots, trying 25 shots in all.
Spot-Shot Competition
And lastly, we decided to try the “Ball Toss”.

Ball Toss

Instructions:
– Partners mark their throwing distance by lying on the floor with their feet touching and reaching overhead with arms straight. They should stand where their hands touch the floor. Modify the distance for younger participants, according to skill.
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We took it outside after measuring to make sure we had enough room to throw!

1. Chest pass
2. Overhead pass
3. Underhand pass
 Ball Toss
We had way too much fun trying out all of these moves in our own backyard. And you can too! Go here to see everything that The BGCa Triple Play has to offer for you and your family and take part in the Parents Game Plan! Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter!

Through the Triple Play program and support from partners The Coca-Cola Company and Anthem BlueCross Foundation for the Triple Play program, clubs will build the next generation of leaders, motivating kids to be healthy through nutrition and health education, more access to healthy foods, avoidance of risky behaviors and a lifelong commitment to fitness.

Triple Play launched in 2005 and has made close to 10 million connections with kids to share the importance of physical activity and proper nutrition through the program’s three components focused on mind, body and soul. I have to say after researching this program and seeing all of the effort they put into making this FUN for kids, I am beyond impressed.

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25 Comments

  1. mya.k

    it looks like they had fun.

  2. Aww this sounds like so much fun! I love this BGC campaign. The kids will have a blast staying healthy.
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  3. What a fun way to get kids active. I’m always having a fun day of play with my girls. #ProductReviewParty
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  4. It’s so important for kids to have regular exercise. This looks like a terrific way to keep them in shape! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Getting the kids moving is so important!

  6. It’s very important to keep the kids active. Looks like they had fun doing these activities.
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  7. The kiddos look like they had fun. We could do this with our church family.
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  8. Such an awesome program! Love all the fun pictures. Boys & girls club is such a wonderful thing to be involved in.
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  9. CourtneyLynne

    Such a great program! We have a Boys and girls club locally & it’s great for kiddos!

  10. Sounds like a great program.
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  11. That sounds like such a wonderful program. The earlier we can get our kids focused on exercise and healthy eating the better.
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  12. Erik Miller

    Great activities, and age appropriate. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is a great post I need to pin so I can use it with my littles.
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  14. Saddens my heart when I hear of kids having things that were once considered adult illnesses because they are so overweight. I am glad to see you setting an example…
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  15. Your kiddies seemed to have had lots of fun! Good job!
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  16. You are so creative! My boys would love these games, great way to stay active!

  17. I am so impressed with the program. I think its very important to connect with other kids and be active
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  18. I so agree, all of my 4 children always out there moving and fitness is so important

  19. victoria

    What a great exercises for kids. It is really important to their lifestyle.

  20. It looks like your kids are having such a good time. Exercise is so important.
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  21. Elizabeth O.

    These are awesome exercises for the kids. It’s really important for them to be active!

  22. This looks like such a fun time!
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  23. I love that the kids stay active, I do the same with mine, no time to sit!
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  24. This is a great way to get the kids active. My boys have too much energy and need to burn it off.
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  25. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love this. I am all for getting kids outside and being active. I try to get my kids outside as much as possible.

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