FieldLevel partners with Women’s Sports Foundation on launch of We Play Interactive
FieldLevel has partnered with the Women’s Sports Foundation on its latest launch — an educational program called We Play Interactive. This is a free digital platform that provides training and activity modules, resources, and a discussion section for anyone helping girls in sports, including coaches, trainers, mentors, community partners, and others. With only 36.4% of girls playing sports as of 2020, this platform aims to help coaches and leaders in women’s sports create an environment for their players to thrive, and one that would encourage more to join.
Value Alignment: FieldLevel + the Women’s Sports Foundation
Both FieldLevel and the Women’s Sports Foundation empower women and help them find opportunities in sports. We will actively work together to progress equity in sports by supporting women who are coaching and playing sports and providing them with education and inspiration.
About We Play Interactive
Platforms like We Play Interactive are extremely valuable. According to research, 20% of girls between the ages of 7-17 drop out of sports for a variety of reasons. Learning from trusted resources like We Play Interactive is one of the best ways to inspire girls to keep playing and find opportunities to love sports, while simultaneously uplifting those who have already discovered their passion for athletics.
“There are so many ways to be physically active; what catches the eye of one girl, might be different for another. That’s why sports and physical activity are important – there are so many opportunities available to us. We Play Interactive takes girls on a journey to explore their motivation, inspiration and joy, that can lead to a lifelong love of movement and sport.”Billie Jean King, Women’s Sports Foundation Founder
About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation has been funding research, providing education, supporting athletes financially, and serving as advocates for women and girls for over 45 years. Ultimately, its goal is to advance the lives of women in sports and enable them to grow — both athletically and in life.
Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, one of the world’s most respected tennis players, the Women’s Sports Foundation has a rich history of supporting women in sports. King’s goal in creating and maintaining the Foundation was, and still is, to forge paths for every person in their life, including in sports.
In the years since its inception, the Women’s Sports Foundation has established grant programs, scholarships, internships, and an Athlete Ambassador Program. It has also published several academic studies, launched multiple educational programs, and marked February 2nd as National Girls and Women in Sports Day — a celebration that countless people recognize today.
The Women’s Sports Foundation has picked up many notable national partners throughout the years, including Athleta, espnW, Gatorade, NBC Sports Group, and Yahoo Sports, and some corporate supporters like Getty Images, Morgan Stanley, TGA Premier Sports, and the Women’s Tennis Association. Backed by these supporters and other funders, the Foundation, its Board of Trustees, staff, and leadership team continues to enable women and girls to reach their full potential.
We Play Interactive — Curriculum Overview
There are seven professional development Training Modules on We Play Interactive that are designed to enhance your knowledge and skills and spark creativity.
- Module 1 – Create a Physically and Emotionally Safe Space
- Module 5 – Connect Mind-Body: Mental health
- Module 7 – Make Inclusion a Reality
There are 10 Activity Modules on We Play Interactive — all of which are based on themes and life lessons, and include three 45-minute “activity plans.”
- Module 2 – Building Community
- Module 6 – Leadership
- Module 9 – Success through Sport
We Play Video Library
There is a menu of videos that you can watch on the We Play Interactive platform featuring accomplished women in sports who would serve as great role models. These videos touch on a variety of topics, and discussion starters are provided if you choose to show them to any of your athletes.
Other Resource Modules like Facilitator Tips, English Language Learner Tips, and many more are also available on We Play Interactive.
“When girls are given the opportunity to play, explore and lead, they grow up to be healthier, stronger and more confident. The resources offered through We Play Interactive align beautifully with the Foundation’s goal to help unlock the possibilities in every girl through the power of sports and movement.”Deborah Antoine, CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation
To learn more about We Play Interactive and register for the program, click here. If you have any questions about the Women’s Sports Foundation, the FieldLevel team is here to help you and support you. If there’s anything we can do, please contact us in one of the following ways:
Demo: Schedule a Time