Sports, Fitness, and Recreation


Our Sports Fitness and Recreation programs attract young people to the Clubs.  Members come to the Clubs to play team sports, pick-up games, and to participate in a variety of fitness activities.  Staff ensures that these activities develop fitness, as well as, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.  Club members may chose from a variety of activities that include:

  • Dapper Dan Sports  - The majority of our sports leagues are funded by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Dapper Dan Charities and are available to youth ages 5-18. These mentored programs teach many life skills in addition to how to play including: teamwork, sharing, respect, discipline, self confidence, how to be a good leader, how to be a good follower, patience and good sportsmanship.  Our teen workforce assist as scorekeepers and coaches in these programs.  Sports offered include:

    • Hockey

    • Flag Football

    • Wrestling

    • Golf

    • Basketball

    • Soccer

  • RBI Baseball - R.B.I. In partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates Charities we are dedicated to enhancing youth interest and participation in baseball and softball with particular emphasis on disadvantaged children.   (Learn More)

  • NFL Play 60 – in partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers our Clubs offer youth organized activities to ensure that each member is physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. Daily fitness challenges, organized activities, and online individual tracking encourage all youth in in the Club to get up and get healthy. (Learn More) 

  • Triple Play - Triple Play is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Sports, Fitness, and Recreation core program area. Triple consists of an array of effective programs for equipping Club members with crucial skills needed to become healthy, fit, and successful adults. It is a multifaceted program designed to help young people to become healthy and active, and learn new ways to handle stress, maintain a healthy body, and form positive relationships.  (Learn More)  Click for information on the Club'sTriple Play Day 

  • Martial Arts – Traditional Tae Kwon Do is currently taught in our Carnegie Club and our Northern Area Club. Master instructors and Black Belt assistant instructors teach the basic fundamentals of martial arts in traditional patterns, self defenses, attack drills, sparring, terminology and discipline.  Our school is part of Eastern United States Martial Arts and is designed to teach youth ages 5-18 values in courtesy, self discipline and respect in addition to boosting physical and mental health. (Learn More)  

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