Our story started in 2003 with one coach and a dream. Michael Murphy always had a heart for youth sports and fitness, and he wanted to make sure every kid had the same opportunities as he did growing up. With a bag of used basketballs and soccer balls, Kids in the Game was born.
After years of on-the-ground coaching and meeting in hotel lobbies, Michael teamed up with Matt Murphy (and no, they aren’t related). Together, they have been building and growing what is now Kids in the Game. The outcome? Running programs in dozens of communities around New York City for over 25,000 kids. This includes everything from after-school, esports, competitive sports teams, and summer camps. Ultimately, we want to play today to change tomorrow.
Develop emotional intelligence of youth
Connect people of all backgrounds
Foster a positive sense of self in kids
Form impactful, long term relationships
Provide a better way to play
Our staff are trained to:
Within our communities, we work to:
We work to teach our kids to adopt 5 care values: