Providing a way for every kid to get in the game!

Kids in the Game is bringing esports to New York City middle schools by creating an inclusive league for 16 schools across the city. Esports is a growing industry engaging over 226 million players worldwide. Your school will be part of Kids in the Game’s Esports Middle School League that will feature weekly practices and school vs. school matches. Kids in the Game is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment for kids to join their school’s athletic department.

Students will receive coaching in the esports games and then transfer the skills from the video game onto the court and field. Each practice will have a physical activity component that will get your students moving. Through this, students will be able to connect to the video games in a new and unique way. Our intent is that students that may have never had the confidence to play traditional sports will have a new outlet to try it through this hybrid program model.

Weekly Practices
Fall: FIFA
School vs. School GamesWinter: Rocket League
Esports Trained CoachesSpring: NBA2K
Team Jerseys

The Results:

  • 67% of players participated on a sports team for the first time.
  • 82%  of players agree they will continue participating in traditional sports.
  • 100% of players gained competence in social emotional skills.

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