Sports

February 14, 2014

Sports Shorts – February 14, 2014

Children perform stretches after a series of exercises Monday during the Kids Boot Camp Challenge at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center. The Boot Camp Challenge is a series of activities conducted over a six-to-eight-week period that encourage physical activity through a variety of enjoyable and competitive exercises.

Kids get boot camp challenge

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. DARLENE SELTMANN, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke Air Force Base children enjoyed various challenges Monday during the Boot Camp Challenge at the 56th Force Support Squadron Youth Center.

The Boot Camp Challenge is a series of activities that encourage physical activity through a variety of enjoyable and competitive exercises. They are conducted over a six-to-eight week period with one session per week. Age-appropriate exercises are conducted during each challenge and children work on improving their overall endurance and skills. Each activity is tracked and all children are recognized at the end for their participation.

“There will be a lot of fun physical activities that the kids will be introduced to during the challenges,” said Brenda Holmes, 56th Force Support Squadron youth programs sports director. “The whole idea is for the youth to be active and have fun doing it.”

The activities include jump rope, basketball, relay runs, tug-of-war, hula hoops, partner hops, bear crawls, squat thrusts and aerobic dancing.

“Sports, fitness and recreation programs are designed to get members active through daily challenges, games and tournaments to strengthen their bodies,” Holmes said. “The Boot Camp Challenge will also incorporate healthy habits which provide a wide-range approach to addressing nutrition education and healthy living.”

In recent years there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of hours youth spend engaged in physical activities and many are making poor food choices, she said. This is why we need to focus on our youth and really encourage them to be active.

“We want to encourage our youth to stay active and, give them the tools and knowledge they need to stay physically fit, make healthier food choices, and be aware of their overall health as they grow into adulthood,” Holmes said.

The Kids Boot Camp Challenge is for youth, ages 6 through 18, and is 3:30 p.m. each Monday until March 31 at the youth center.

To become a registered youth programs member, children must be dependents of active-duty members, nonappropriated fund employees, Defense Department civilians or retired members. The membership fee is $20 and is good for one year. For more information, call the youth center at 623-856-7470.

Kid’s boot camp challenge

The kid’s boot camp challenge is free for open recreation members, ages 9 to 12, 3:30 p.m. Mondays now through March 31. for more information, call 623-856-7470.

Intramural basketball

Intramural basketball games are 6 to 8 p.m. March 3 through April 3 at the Bryant Fitness Center. The games are open to military identification card holders. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

Biggest Loser competition

The Luke Air Force Base Biggest Loser competition is Feb. 24 through May 27. contestants must attend the initial registration, weigh-in and workshop at 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the health and wellness center, Bldg. 700. For more information, call 623-856-6241.

President’s Day tournament

The President’s Day golf tournament is 8 a.m. shotgun start Monday at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $47 per club member, $52 per nonmember and $57 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 623-535-9334.

St. Patrick’s Day tourney

The St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament is an 8 a.m. shotgun start March 17 at Falcon Dunes Golf Course. The cost is $47 per club member, $52 per nonmember and $57 per guest, and includes green fees, range balls, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 623-535-9334.




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