Teaching Kids Important Sports and Life Lessons

Through robust athletics programming, kids and teens develop sports skills as well as learn about teamwork, accountability and healthy lifelong habits.

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Boys & Girls Clubs sports programs allow youth to participate in organized leagues under the direction of professional coaches at little to no cost. Not only is it great for team-building, sports programming is often the first Club experience for many kids who go on to enroll in educational, arts and careers programming as well.

Typically, thousands of Club members engage in Sports & Recreation programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee annually, enjoying activities in a variety of sports, including basketball, baseball, soccer, football, and more. As we continue to navigate the current climate during the pandemic and plan to welcome our members to Club locations in greater numbers in the future, we look forward to one day enjoying those sports together again. In the meantime, Boys & Girls Clubs is proud to offer the following Sports & Recreation programs currently:

Triple-Play Healthy Habits focuses on helping youth make healthy eating choices. The program consists of 14 progressive, interactive, practical activities that develop a young person’s skill, confidence and motivation to make healthy nutrition choices throughout life.


The Pull Your Own Weight program is designed to build self confidence in our members by strengthening their bodies, keeping them physically fit, building good nutritional habits, and helping them to set and achieve goals.


E-Sports is our online competition arena featuring the Sony PlayStation 4 platform. Club teams compete online with each other in all of the major sporting areas utilizing games like Madden 21, NBA 2K21, MLB The Show, and other competitive sports games. NBA 2K will be kicking off in January, with MLB The Show following mid-spring.


This course is designed to teach chess fundamentals to beginners of all ages. Members will learn the moves of each chess piece and learn how to engage in competitive play. Once they learn how to play, they will have the option of competing in real tournaments with other players from around the world!