Girls With Game
Since it launched in 2019, the Little League® Girls with Game Initiative has been dedicated to honoring all the girls and women who have made the Little League program what it is today and those who inspire the future generation of female participants at every level. From written stories and feature videos to inspiring quotes and photos across all its digital media platforms, the Girls with Game initiative celebrates the memorable moments, exciting events, and inspiring individuals throughout the Little League Baseball and Softball program all year long. Each March, in coordination with National Women’s History Month, Little League celebrates its own women’s history with Girls with Game Month across all its social media channels and at LittleLeague.org/GirlsWithGame.
With your support, we will continue to break barriers and create more opportunities for females in Little League and around the world. Celebrate by using wallpapers, social posts, banner ads, and more. Download the entire Girls with Game Toolkit or individual files below.
Why are We Celebrating?
The health benefits and life skills learned from sports are numerous, but girls miss out on these essentials when they don’t play. It is imperative to offer and expand opportunities for females throughout the Little League program, knowing that girls who participate in sports have a higher self-esteem, increased confidence, improved physical health and body image, greater academic achievement, and are more likely to be future leaders. In addition, softball and baseball offer players a significant social support system corresponding to the top reason girls play sports – to make friends and be part of a team.
There’s a shortage of female coaches and volunteers throughout our local Little Leagues and the sports world. Currently, only a quarter of the 6.5 million youth sports coaches are women. Girls need female role models to stay in the game, seeing them as mentors and for what is possible, and both boys and girls benefit from positive images of female coaches.
With your support, we will continue to break barriers and create more opportunities for females in Little League and around the world. Help us celebrate! Play your part and share your @LittleLeague story! #GirlsWithGame
Join Little League in the Celebration
While the Girls with Game initiative is a year-long celebration, we invite all players, parents, coaches, volunteers, boards, leagues and Districts to join Little League in celebrating Girls with Game month throughout the month of March as part of a joint celebration of Women’s History Month.
- Share, like, and engage in Little League’s social media
- Utilize the Girls with Game Toolkit materials
- Join our webinar conversations
- Promote softball locally through registration flyers
- Work with local high schools and colleges to identify positive, female role models
- Hold instructional sessions for players and coaches
- Encourage community females to be part of the league (manage/coach, instruct, board member)
- Purchase your GWG gear from the Little League Store
- Submit your Notable Alumni
- Spotlight your Little League Community Heroes or celebrate area GWG locally
- Host a Special Game tournament
- Coordinate an Opening Ceremony First Pitch