The National Football League’s NFL PLAY 60 initiative has encouraged children around the country to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle for over a decade. With this school year unlike any other, the NFL, alongside the American Heart Association (AHA), Discovery Education, Fuel Up to Play 60, GoNoodle, and Special Olympics has come up with an array of free digital resources found on NFL.com/PLAY60 for students to utilize no matter where they are learning.
“Over the last 10 years, we have worked alongside our PLAY 60 partners and have seen how important it is for youth to access the resources they need to stay physically active and healthy. This is even more important during these unprecedented times,” said Melissa Schiller, Director of Community Relations, NFL. “We know it’s important to continue our work in the youth health and wellness space and thanks to our partners, we’re able to provide free physical education programming and healthy lifestyle tools to those who need it.”
Educators, parents and students can utilize the resources below:
The American Heart Association and the NFL are providing a free, digital game plan to deliver physical activity programming to students when they return to the classroom – wherever and however that may be. Go Noodle, Discovery Education and the NFL, are providing PLAY 60 inspired video content, classroom curriculum, family challenges and an interactive app that can keep kids active regardless of what format they are experiencing school this year. Rooted in science, the program prioritizes physical and mental wellness to help children have a better chance of a healthy adulthood.
Immerse your students in a series of dynamic virtual PLAY 60 inspired experiences that offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes pass to exciting state-of-the-art locations bringing critical topics to life and captivating students like never before. Standards-aligned companion activities encourage deeper student exploration into key themes for wherever learning is taking place. To access these free digital resources, visit https://aha-nflplay60.discoveryeducation.com/virtual-experiences.
Fuel Up to Play 60, the leading in-school health and wellness program empowers students and educators to work together to build healthier schools and create healthy, high achieving students. No matter where you are, school is looking a little different this year! We’re here to help and that’s why we’re introducing the Fuel Up to Play 60 Homeroom – a digital resource that is full of fun videos and learning activities to help kids discover more about things that matter to them like staying healthy, being mindful and pitching in to make the planet a greener place. Plus, it stars NFL players, dairy farmers and kids just like them in new and exciting content that is featured each week. To learn more, visit FuelUptoPlay60.com.
GoNoodle and the NFL are teaming up through the NFL PLAY 60 initiative, to Play With Purpose. Playing with Purpose means being a team player, practicing inclusivity, staying positive, and playing 60! We want to inspire kids to lead healthy lifestyles in the classroom and in their community. Through custom video content and the Play With Purpose playbook, kids will learn to lead an active lifestyle and build lasting friendships through movement and sportsmanship. Throughout our collaboration, we will introduce new activities within the playbook that both teachers and parents can use to get kids moving in a fun and interactive way such as creating an obstacle course at home, learning new exercises, and even a scavenger hunt. Whether it’s 60 minutes on the football field or 60 minutes using GoNoodle, our partnership will help kids improve their physical activity, confidence, and social skills while developing lifelong values, morals, and mental agility. Kids will score touchdowns both on and off the field by growing into their very best selves.
The NFL and Special Olympics continue to team up to provide athletes of all abilities opportunities to PLAY 60 through virtual exercise videos with a focus on Unified flag football. Despite delays of re-opening in-person sports events across the country due to the pandemic, the NFL, Special Olympics, and NFL clubs have found innovative ways to continue to provide PLAY 60 inspired resources to Special Olympics athletes across our country.