Intramural Athletic Leagues (In honor of Bill Green, Sr. and Diane Green) The Club offers daily athletic leagues in quarterly increments for boys and girls in 2nd-12th grade. For each league participating members are placed on a team and a schedule is developed attempting to provide the players with 2-3 games per week. The players manage themselves without coaches and play each team on the league in hopes of winning the Championships. Trophies are awarded to each championship player. Sign up at front desk or e-mail Matt.
Tentative Intramural Program Schedule for 2018-2019 Fall Season - Sept 17 - Nov. 23 - Flag Football - sponsored by the Buffalo Bills Foundation Early Winter Season - Nov. 28 - January 20 - Indoor Soccer Late Winter Season - Jan. 23 - April 20 - Floor Hockey Spring Season - April 23 - June 8 - Flag Football/Soccer
Daily Co-Ed Dodgeball (In Memory of Alex Gurney and Jeff Mazurkiewicz) Every day after school from 3:45-4:15 pm. Join Neil for all formats of dodgeball to make it fun, safe and rewarding, including running dodge, pin dodge, scatter dodge, direction dodge and doctor dodge. Points are awarded for individual participation, wins, pins hit, etc. The top point-getters are crowned the King and Queen of Dodgeball with their name going up on the coveted "Dodgeball Wall of Fame" for life. No sign up required....just come and join the daily fun.
Swoosh Club A Sports Leadership Club for grades 2-8 that encourages youth members to volunteer their time to support sports programming by refereeing games, keeping individual and team statistics and managing the score clock. Sign up required. Middle School (5th-8th grade) - Monday afternoons, 2:45 - 3:15 Grades 2 - 4 - Monday afternoons, 4:45-5:15 PM.
Triple Play - nurturing MIND (Healthy Habits, BODY (Athletics) and SOUL (Social Rec)! Through the Triple Play experience, the Club offers daily challenges and programs for members to become healthy and active by learning new ways to eat nutritionally, manage stress, maintain physical fitness and form positive relationships with peers. The comprehensive BGCA Triple Play initiative is sponsored Nationally by The Coca-Cola Company and the WellPoint Foundation. The program is designed to nurture the minds, bodies and souls of Club members. Triple Play Daily Challenges - the BODY! Monday - Obstacle Mania, Tuesday - Healthy Habits Trivia, Wednesday - Hot Shot, Thursday - Agility Explosion Friday - Team Challenge! TRIPLE PLAY DAILY CHALLENGE for Middle School Members - 2:45 - 3:15 TRIPLE PLAY CHALLENGE for Parkdale Members - Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4:45 - 5:15 PM.
Healthy Habits - the MIND! Healthy Habits is designed to teach young people about the benefits of developing healthy habits such as eating smart and being physically active; equip young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home; and encouragement to take small steps toward positive behavior changes. Healthy Habits is offered during the later winter program cycle (Early Feb.) for (10) weeks! Contact: Matt Dembrow, Club Athletic Director (716) 652-1060 for more information.
National Fitness Competition The National Fitness Competition is a national BGCA program sponsored by Nestlé. Twice per school year – in the fall and in the spring – The EA Club will host local Fitness Competitions designed to engage and inspire members of all ages, genders, interests and abilities. These one-day events incorporate a variety of fun, "field day"-style activities. Club members have opportunities to "compete against themselves" by tracking their accomplishments and striving for improvement – helping them build intrinsic motivation, confidence and physical competence. If you are interested in participating, please register with Matt Dembrow at the Club.
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What our Club Kids, Club Alumni and their parents have to say about BGCEA:
I wanted to mention how welcome I feel as a parent in The Club. Someone from the staff always says hello and engages me in a conversation, the kids say hi and I always see my kids engaged in something worthwhile and age appropriate. I appreciate what you do for kids.
- John Roden, Club Parent (01/2014)
I realize now as an adult that the Club truly had a significant impact on my life. I truly believe that the skills I learned as a Peer Counselor at the Club made me successful in my profession. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do for thousands of kids!
Kathy Jensen Lowkes, Club Alumni (10/2017)
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