The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Insight developed the D-backs Girls Play Ball Program to provide girls and young women an opportunity to get involved in baseball! The program is free for all participants. Registration includes complimentary t-shirt, baseball hat, bag, a beginner baseball glove and instruction, courtesy of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and Insight.
Studies have shown that girls who play sports have the ability to concentrate much better, have a higher self-esteem, make healthier decisions and have reduced anxiety and depression. Girls who are involved in team sports are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and college. By the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Based on research, girls need sports.
A combination of learning baseball skills, with team-building exercises and healthy activities, will empower girls with the confidence, self-esteem and leadership capacity they need to succeed in the classroom and on the playing field. Topics to be discussed - anti-bullying, body image, body changes, decision-making, healthy active lifestyles, stereotypes, media, personal hygiene, self-esteem, peer pressure and female empowerment.
Eligibility: Girls ages six to fourteen are eligible to participate in the Girls Play Ball Program.
Location: Chase Field
Part one - Baseball Clinic. A baseball skills clinic will be taught by positive female coaches to develop a connection to the sport.
Part two - STEM camp. A STEM camp to translate the love of baseball into an appreciation, understanding and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport.
Part three - Girls will be recognized on field before a D-backs game and each participant will participate in an on-field ceremony! All participants will receive a game ticket, plus a chaperone ticket.
As a part of the program, participants will receive a baseball hat, glove, a t-shirt, a participation award or certificate, an invitation to the celebration and an opportunity to win prizes.
The next Girls Play Ball session will run from March - September 2020. Registration will open in January/February 2020. Are you interested in receiving a notification when registration opens? Please contact our office:
NOTE: Interest in any of the events does not guarantee participation in the event. Selected players will be contacted directly to confirm their participation in an event and to facilitate next steps.