Boys & Girls Club Blog

Getting Active at the Club

June 30, 2022

When summer arrives, it opens the door for many fun activities, games and sports to keep youth active. Kids get excited to learn new skills and participate in some of their favorite outdoor and indoor activities.

Our Little Brewers Program is back in swing for the summer. Members, ages 7-9, can participate in this baseball program which helps them learn the basic skills of the game in a fun environment. Those signed up get to play games with other clubs from the area throughout the summer. For some kids, this is their first time experiencing traveling with a team.

Each summer, the NFL Alumni Association hosts flag football camps all over the country where former NFL players coach the campers. Radford and Quest members will get the opportunity to take part in the camp held in Menasha later this summer. The Club partners with the NFL Association to offer scholarships to club members interested in attending. We are excited for our members to interact with former Green Bay Packers and learn the skills of the game. It’s a very memorable experience for our kids!

We value having great partnerships with other organizations in the community to offer members even more opportunities to explore ways to get active. For the second year in a row, the Club will partner with the YMCA Tennis Center to offer those in our Quest program to chance to learn the skills and rules of tennis. Our Teen members also utilize the YMCA twice a week to use the workout equipment, participate in programs and swim.

Part of living a healthy and active lifestyle at the Club means that each youth spends at least 30 minutes each day in the gym. Members play organized games and learn new games and sports. Radford favorites have been games like capture the flag, lifeboat, dodgeball, ultimate Frisbee, and their most requested game, floor hockey. Quest members really enjoy mushroom ball, floor hockey, handball, chaos kickball, and football. The teen members spend an hour in the gym each day and enjoy more traditional sports like basketball, volleyball, football, kickball, and dodgeball, and they also love playing ultimate Frisbee.

All of the activities done in the gym give Club members the chance to work on their conflict resolution and teamwork skills and help keep them active.

We have done so much already this summer and are looking forward to the many great activities ahead!


Noah Potratz
Fitness & Health Coordinator