NOT ENOUGH GIRLS ARE PLAYING SPORTS. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE.

NIKE, THE WNBA, AND THE NBA WILL HELP YOU BRING POSITIVE CHANGE TO GIRLS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Nike Game Growers is an exclusive opportunity for
7
th
and 8
th
Grade girls aged 13+ to share their ideas on how to encourage more girls to play sports. Two girls are selected by each participating WNBA or NBA team as Game Growers Co-Captains to develop ideas that could grow sports participation for girls. Game Grower Teammates are 7th and 8th grade girls, who want to participate in exclusive Game Growers experiences that empower them to grow sport for girls in their communities.

THE PROBLEM

By the time girls reach 8th Grade, they are 50% more likely to drop out of sports than boys. This creates physical and social barriers that can last a lifetime.

HOW IT WORKS

Girls team up in pairs to share their idea to grow sports for girls via the online Co-Captain application. Girls can also enroll to be a Game Growers Teammate will participate in exclusive Game Growers experiences that empower them to grow sport for girls in their communities.

Participating WNBA and NBA teams select their Game Growers Co-Captains.

Game Growers Co-Captains work with their WNBA and NBA teammates to develop their Game Plans.

With the help of their WNBA and NBA team, Game Grower Co-Captains share their final Game Plans with the world.

HOW GIRLS CAN GET INVOLVED

Nike Game Growers elevates and enables the ideas of 7th and 8th grade girls, building from the momentum of bright ideas shared last season, to help grow girls participation in sports.

Co-captains

Are you a 7th or 8th grade girl, age 13+, and passionate about getting more girls in sports? Here is your chance to truly make a difference and get super creative about bringing your vision to life!  Grab a friend who is also 13+, in 7th or 8th grade, and who shares your passion for changing the game. Together you could be selected to collaborate with a WNBA or NBA team from your area to strengthen and refine your visionary Game Grower Idea into a powerful Game Plan. Plus, you’ll have access to a ton of great resources and workshops from the Game Growers community to help you become a powerful leader and inspirational influencer!

Apply to be a co-captain

Teammates

Are you a 7th or 8th grade girl, age 13+, and passionate about getting more girls in sports? Here is your chance to connect with other girls just like you who are ready to help motivate girls to get in the game! You will participate in exclusive Game Growers experiences that empower you to grow sport for girls in your community. Plus, you’ll have access to a ton of great resources and energizing virtual programming from the Game Growers community – all designed to help you grow and inspire!

Apply to be a Teammate

Apply now for this year’s programs!

1. Team Up with a Friend

Join with a teammate or classmate from your team, school, or community organization.

2. Share Your Ideas

Let us know what you think will get more girls playing sports in your community by November 22, 2019.

Start your application

Season One Team Spotlight Videos

Checkout some of the Spotlight Videos from last season, of teams who embodied the leadership, drive, and motivation to get more girls playing sports.

Ideas from our Season One Alumni

The Class of 2020 Game Growers would love to share their ideas with future Game Growers.

Learn More

Rebecca & Emma

Yari & Anaiya

Gianna & Kendall

Olivia & Allison

Ava & Korbyn

Leah & Sianna

Payton & Summer

Caitlyn & Camisha

Noelle & Milani

Leilanni & Liana

Olivia & Morgan

Erikka & Erianna

Skylah & Sienna

Savannah & Lea

Aisha & Mako

Lila & Claire

Gissell & Shawntel

Akayla & Eniyia

Sabrina & Samantha

Sage & Rachel

Isabella & Grace

Emma & Isabella

Sydney & Sophia

Charlee & Olivia

Paige & Jayla

Kennedy & Karina

Carrington & Macey

Marissa & Ellary

Peyton & Kyra

Addison & Kate

Nadia & Casey

Casey & Lauren

Iyana & Danielle

Charlotte & Sona

Gemma & Tessa

Dailey & Sierra

Resources for
Teachers & Coaches

Today’s kids are the least active in history and girls are moving less than boys. Nike is committed to helping them move more and reach their potential through the power of sport.

Coaching Girls Guide

Learn more

Girls in Sport Conversation Guide

Learn more

FAQs

Have questions? Check out the FAQs or contact us via email or phone

info@gamegrowers.com

856-425-2951

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm ET

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