Growing the Greatest Game

A national initiative to measurably advance field hockey through diversity and inclusion. 

It starts with you.

This campaign is a community wide effort. None of us would be where we are without the help of coaches, teammates, friends, and family members. The same rings true for this campaign- teamwork makes the dream work, and when we work, dreams become reality. Help us make magic happen.

Why this campaign?

Field hockey currently only counts 2.5% of its NCAA athletes as Black and 15% as other ethnicities. Our entire community needs to engage in growth, diversity, and inclusion work to see sustained change. By seeking diversity at the beginning of an athlete's life and sustaining equitable and just playing experiences as they grow in clubs and beyond, all athletes can play to their highest potential. GGG creates a clear pathways for lifelong engagement and, in turn, makes the sport healthier and more resilient long term.

What is it?

We strive to add and support 20 grassroots sites that target underrepresented athletes with the goal of reaching 1000 new athletes! Importantly, we are striving for sustainable support from our collegiate institutions and club pipelines for athletes to continue to play once they complete the grassroots sessions.

National Partnership

USA Field Hockey, field hockey’s national governing body, is proud to partner with the GGG campaign. USA Field Hockey will help promote this initiative, assist with equipment and curriculum, and help support the establishment of programs and pathways for continued development. Introductory clinics will use best practices and curriculum from the USA Field Hockey 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.

Leadership

Meghan. Imani. Chrissy. Janessa. Idrienne. Shari.

Growing the Great Game (GGG) is a passion project spearheaded by four game changing organizations dedicated to creating a field hockey landscape that represents people from all backgrounds and reflects the robust diversity seen at the game’s global level

Our Organizations

So Sports Foundation

Meghan

EQUIPMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

Our mission is to grow the visibility, affordability, and accessibility of field hockey through equipment drives, scholarships, and free resources.

Sistas With Stix

Imani

INCLUSION TRAINING
AND SUSTAINABILITY

“Dedicated to you” because we realize the responsibility that we have in building up our athlete’s self confidence, and empowering them to be dedicated to their growth both on and off the field.

Stepping Into Field Hockey

Janessa. Idrienne. Shari

GRASSROOTS AND COACHING

We work to increase diversity in the Field Hockey community by providing acceptable resources and training to youth on the East Coast and in urban areas. 

Beyond Sticks

Chrissy

FUNDRAISING AND COORDINATION

Empower young people through sport. Since 2011 we have helped thousands fall in love with the game. An ESPNW and NFHCA award winning organization.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
James Baldwin

Our Sponsors