The Team Up Philly After School Sports program is offered to girls in 5th through 9th grades and meets Tuesday afternoon at the Shepard Recreation Center at 57th & Haverford Streets in West Philadelphia. Many of these same girls are part of our Thursday Scholars Club.
We begin with healthful snack and values-based curriculum; respect, goal-setting, patience, positive communication, teamwork, resilience and grit are some of the topics we address together. Team Up Philly uses the GoGirlGo! curriculum developed by the Women’s Sport Foundation, helping guide girls to become stronger, more fit and more confident. Fitness drills and fundamentals of basketball and other sports are taught, practiced and played. The girls form a strong bond during the year, and participate in service projects and field trips. Scrimmages and games help teach important lessons about competition.