Southern Connecticut State University has been one of 14 institutions from across all three NCAA divisions selected to participate in the ‘You Go Girl’ program by USA Field Hockey during the 2013 calendar year.
The ‘You Go Girl’ program is an initiative that will expose the sport of field hockey and enhance the lives of girls, ages 10-18, in urban or non-traditional areas. With the help of current NCAA student-athletes, USA Field Hockey will look to introduce field hockey to over 1,000 young women in metropolitan areas.
The You Go Girl program is a part of USA Field Hockey’s greater campaign, Grow the Game. The Grow the Game campaign will expose the sport and inspire participation in both male and female athletes, coaches, umpires, parents and fans. Each of the selected colleges possessed an astonishingly strong commitment to community service, a clear comprehension of the program or a distinctive opportunity to work with urban or at-risk girls, but most possessed all three.
Each university will receive equipment, provided by program sponsor CranBarry Field Hockey, to use during mentorship sessions at local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA’s. The program not only includes basic field hockey coaching, but also highlights additional topics, including healthy lifestyles, nutrition and the value of higher education.