Sports & Wellness

The Sports & Wellness Team provides programming in the areas of Sports, Food Explorers, and Girls L.E.A.D during after-school time, with Leagues occurring on Saturdays throughout the school year. All activities are supported with curricula and professional development for staff.

Have questions or want to know more? Contact us at sportswellness@newyorkedge.org

A wide variety of programs are delivered at New York Edge afterschool sites that encourage children to play more, have fun and adopt healthy eating habits. The Sports and Wellness program plays a critical role in building and supporting our students’ sports and wellness interests and needs through the delivery of special events, leagues, tournaments and skilled based sports clinics.

Age-Appropriate Experiences for Every Student

Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Programs for Elementary School

Sports programming includes daily instruction in a variety of activities ranging from esports to martial arts to tennis and everything in between. This is complemented with clinics, special events, and trips to professional sporting events. 

Food Explorers is a seasonal nutrition education program that develops healthier habits through the exploration of food. Participants learn about nutrition basics, kitchen equipment usage, and cultural & career influences of cuisine. This is supplemented through the development of culinary skills and daily recipes from our master cookbook. Special events include the yearly “Chopped Challenge” competition, “Food Explorers Game Show” and health fairs.

Leagues serve as the leader in Saturday programming, with approximately 2,000 participants across all of New York Edge throughout the school year. Programming includes flag football in the fall, basketball and volleyball in the winter, soccer in the spring, and more leagues to be added soon. Additional tournaments are hosted throughout the summer in a variety of games & sports. Games take place across NYC, with championship games taking place in special venues such as MetLife Stadium! Seasonal award ceremonies for participants & staff, weekly newsletters, and a digital newspaper compliment the experience.

Girls L.E.A.D (Learning Empowerment through Athletic Development) provides participants of all ages who identify with the girlhood experience to freely engage in, and develop physical activity and leadership skills in a safe and inclusive environment. This experience is enhanced with exclusive leagues, trips, workshops, and clinics.

Programs for Middle School

Sports programming includes daily instruction in a variety of activities ranging from esports to martial arts to tennis and everything in between. This is complemented with clinics, special events, and trips to professional sporting events. 

Food Explorers is a seasonal nutrition education program that develops healthier habits through the exploration of food. Participants learn about nutrition basics, kitchen equipment usage, and cultural & career influences of cuisine. This is supplemented through the development of culinary skills and daily recipes from our master cookbook. Special events include the yearly “Chopped Challenge” competition, “Food Explorers Game Show” and health fairs.

Leagues serve as the leader in Saturday programming, with approximately 2,000 participants across all of New York Edge throughout the school year. Programming includes flag football in the fall, basketball and volleyball in the winter, soccer in the spring, and more leagues to be added soon. Additional tournaments are hosted throughout the summer in a variety of games & sports. Games take place across NYC, with championship games taking place in special venues such as MetLife Stadium! Seasonal award ceremonies for participants & staff, weekly newsletters, and a digital newspaper compliment the experience.

Girls L.E.A.D (Learning Empowerment through Athletic Development) provides participants of all ages who identify with the girlhood experience to freely engage in, and develop physical activity and leadership skills in a safe and inclusive environment. This experience is enhanced with exclusive leagues, trips, workshops, and clinics.

Programs for High School

Sports programming includes daily instruction in a variety of activities ranging from esports to martial arts to tennis and everything in between. This is complemented with clinics, special events, and trips to professional sporting events. 

Food Explorers is a seasonal nutrition education program that develops healthier habits through the exploration of food. Participants learn about nutrition basics, kitchen equipment usage, and cultural & career influences of cuisine. This is supplemented through the development of culinary skills and daily recipes from our master cookbook. Special events include the yearly “Chopped Challenge” competition, “Food Explorers Game Show” and health fairs.

Leagues serve as the leader in Saturday programming, with approximately 2,000 participants across all of New York Edge throughout the school year. Programming includes flag football in the fall, basketball and volleyball in the winter, soccer in the spring, and more leagues to be added soon. Additional tournaments are hosted throughout the summer in a variety of games & sports. Games take place across NYC, with championship games taking place in special venues such as MetLife Stadium! Seasonal award ceremonies for participants & staff, weekly newsletters, and a digital newspaper compliment the experience.

Girls L.E.A.D (Learning Empowerment through Athletic Development) provides participants of all ages who identify with the girlhood experience to freely engage in, and develop physical activity and leadership skills in a safe and inclusive environment. This experience is enhanced with exclusive leagues, trips, workshops, and clinics.