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About Play Bold!

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Her Next Play ® Play Bold Leadership Programs inspire girls to stay in sports, and develop as leaders through sports. We partner with schools, coaches, clubs, and other sports and community organizations to deliver Play Bold programs to middle and high school girls.  Please reach out to us at info@hernextplay.org if you are interested in partnering to bring a Play Bold Leadership program to your team, school, or community.

Did you know?

  • Girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys in middle school.
  • Girls of color in urban and rural centers are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of white suburban girls.
  • Girls who play sports have higher confidence, more positive body image, and stronger leadership skills.
  • For female athletes, playing high school sports increases their odds for graduating college by 41% compared to non-athletes.

Play Bold Leadership Programs

Play Bold Sports Summit

Play Bold Sports Summits celebrate girl athletes, inspire them to stay in sports, develop as leaders, and promote a positive sports' culture. The one-day Summits include a mix of leadership development sessions and sports activities for middle school girls.

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Play Bold Sports Camps

Play Bold Sports Camps combine sports specific skills training with development of leadership and mindset skills, to help girl athletes grow as players and leaders in an inspiring, brave, and supportive environment.  We partner with clubs, non-profits, and other organizations to host Play Bold Sports Camps for any sport.

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SEE US Curriculum

The SEE US Curriculum educates middle and high school girls about gender inequalities in sports and discusses common experiences women athletes face. The curriculum is six weeks long and is recommended to be done at the beginning or end of practice. Each week includes stories, educational information, a team activity, and a workout. The Curriculum discusses topics such as:

  • Underrepresentation

  • Confidence

  • Objectification & Stereotypes

  • Body Image

Play Today. Lead Tomorrow® Team Workshops.

The Play Today. Lead Tomorrow ® workshops help high school athletes build their leadership skills and mental mindset to be strong leaders on their team and in their lives. The workshops are conducted with teams and focus on helping athletes articulate the transferable leadership skills they are building through sports, and develop strong mental skills to effectively cope with adversity and demonstrate resiliency in sports and life. The four workshop series includes:

  • Your Superpower: Transferable Skills Built Through Sports

  • Playing Bold: Building Mental Toughness through Self Talk & Resilience

  • Confident Communication Skills:  Building Confidence through Improv

  • Building Your Team to DREAM BIG

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Junior Varsity Board

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The Her Next Play Junior Varsity Board is made up of middle and high school athletes who play a leadership role in developing our Play Bold Leadership programs. Leaders, change makers, and talented athletes in their community, JV Board members have been the driving force behind creating innovative programs for girl athletes, and have been recognized as Hometown Heroes, Bold Idea Contest Winners, and have been selected to receive the Mayor’s Commendation for Service to Youth.

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"If you play bold and take risks, you can change your life."

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