Growing the
Greatest Game

Advancing field hockey through diversity and inclusion. 

It starts with US.

This campaign is a team wide effort. No one coach, club, or community group can grow the sport the way we all can. We use clubs, coaches, and community ties from across the country to create sustainable play for underrepresented athletes. All you need is your will. We already have the way.

ANYONE. ANYWHERE. ANY CAPACITY

GRASSROOTSFIELDHOCKEY@GMAIL.COM

Whether you’re a coach, official, player, or patron of the game, we need you. Connect with us to see how you can help. From starting a site to donating gear or even sharing our story, your support is invaluable. 

The Team

MEGHAN STOCKS

EQUIPMENT & FUNDRAISING

Founder of The So Sports Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the visibility, affordability, and accessibility of field hockey through free clinics and gear. So Sports anchors the campaign and handles fundraising and equipment.

Chrissy summers

Coordination & FUNDRAISING

Owner of Beyond Sticks which empowers young people through sport. Beyond Sticks is an ESPNW and NFHCA award winning organization. Summers provides a multitude of expertise networking, marketing, and fundraising. 

Imani Ruffin

INCLUSION TRAINING

Founder of Sistas with Stix, an organization dedicated to building athletes’ self confidence, and empowering them to be dedicated to their growth both on and off the field. Ruffin creates and leads the inclusion training.

The GGG Initiative

Our What

Our mission is to establish recurring grassroots program in Black and Brown communities through community programs like after-school care, nonprofit youth programs, and other groups. We enlist collegiate and club partners to host a 4-6 week long introductory camp. Upon completion, participants will be able to attend a college game, play in a tournament against a local club and have the chance to join a club team.

Our Why

Current NCAA data shows that 2.5% of players identify as Black and 15% as other ethnicities. We engage these communities through affordability, accessibility, and inclusivity. Our network of college coaches, elite clubs, and community partners brings quality equipment and coaching to players.  Our grassroots sites establish sustained change, engage new athletes, and enhance field hockey’s longevity for lifelong engagement.

The Formula

Simply put, we support athletes at every level by providing equipment, experiences, and expertise from GGG clinics all the way to college. 

PLAYERS

community connections

Our sites predominantly engage players from Black and Brown communities though all players and genders are welcome. Athletes participate in a 4-6 week long camp that teaches fundamentals, gameplay, and teamwork. All equipment is provided.

PARTNers

COLLEGIATE COACHES

Each site is connected to a local college program where coaches and athletes expose young players to top level coaching and elite play. Afterwards, participants are invited to attend a college game and college teams earn service hours by building up their local communities.

PIPELINES

club competition

Club partners provide financial support through site adoption, tournament sponsorship, and club scholarships. Sites connect clubs to athletes who want to play competitively as well as hosting seasonal events for those who want play recreationally.

The Process

Changing the game is easier than you think. We’ve laid out the major steps for you and are here to help. No over thinking necessary.

Community Engagement

Find diverse youth without access to field hockey. Next, locate a facility like a park or a field within their communities. We can help with rental fees if needed.

College & Club Connections

We'll link you with a local college and club to help with coaching and a playing pipeline. If you are a club or college, then you are already set.

Inclusion Training

Complete the inclusion training to better help coaches work with players of differing backgrounds. The goal is a welcoming environment for all.

Play Field Hockey

Get up! Get out! And go play! We ship the equipment after you finish the inclusion training. Sites typically run 1x week for 4-6 weeks but can vary.

Local Tournament

Your club will host a rec tourney between GGG athletes and club players. Afterwards, players can join the club or wait for the next rec tourney.

The Results

See what we have accomplished so far and help us achieve more by donating time, resources, or money which is tax deductible. 

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$5,164

$10,000

clubs. colleges. communities

Our Network Sites

Different.. Unique

COME BE A

PART(NER) OF THE SOLUTION

USA Field Hockey, field hockey’s national governing body, is proud to partner with the GGG campaign by promoting the initiative, assisting with equipment and curriculum, and supporting the establishment of pathways for continued development. Clinics will use curriculum from USA Field Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM). “USA Field Hockey seeks partners who can provide meaningful change, and we are excited to be working closely with GGG,” stated Sally Goggin, USA Field Hockey’s National Development Director.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for providing curricula, equipment, exposure, and funding.