Organized youth team sports provide young people with the opportunity to develop necessary life skills at a young age. Skills, such as teamwork and leadership, are essential building blocks that kids can learn in a fun and safe environment. The Boys & Girls Club of Laredo offers city-wide sports leagues in basketball, flag football, volleyball, and track & field to make for fun, competitive extracurricular activities. Our sports leagues serve children ages 5-12.
Club members learn about team building and can enhance their own athletic skills through various sports. Intramural sports allow children to try out a new sport while providing a great social experience! We give kids a chance to compete in city-wide basketball and soccer leagues. Through these activities, kids stay fit while having fun.
Above all, kids want to have fun. With this in mind, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo have game rooms at every Club. Whether it’s foosball, eight ball, Ping-Pong, or air hockey, kids can play a variety of games while learning interpersonal skills and sportsmanship through fun competition.
For more information on when and how you can play in our game rooms, please contact your preferred Club here. (link Contact Us page)
To teach youth how to make healthier choices, Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Foods, Inc. to present Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body, and Soul. This national program takes a holistic approach to educating boys and girls about good nutrition, making physical fitness a daily practice and developing individual strengths and good character. In addition to components from the mind and body, the Triple Play program gets at the soul of the Club experience — the gameroom. Each Mind, Body, and Soul program component can stand alone; yet integrating them allows Club members to reap more powerful, lifelong benefits.
Empowering youth to eat right is a generation-changing, life-enhancing program goal, and Triple Play’s nutrition component, called Healthy Habits, covers the power of choice, calories, vitamins and minerals, Choose My Plate, and appropriate portion size.
Taking a systematic approach, this component boosts Clubs’ traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth — boys and girls, athletically gifted and those talented in other areas, children and teens alike. Daily Fitness Challenges include six challenges that provide youth at every ages the change to play longer and harder at different games — from jumping rope to basketball to creating games of their own.
- Basketball Challenge
- Jump Rope Challenge
- Get Fit Challenge
- Walk/Run Challenge
- Home Run Challenge
- Invent-a-Sport Challenge
This social recreation program includes a resource guide, training, and additional tools to run a top-notch game room and social recreation program in the Club.