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NFL FLAG-in-Schools Program Expanded to Reach Underserved Communities

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The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 announced they are expanding the NFL FLAG-in-Schools Program. The program serves to increase physical activity for our youth by providing flag football resources to underserved communities shared the National Football League (NFL). The program has garnered much success in its efforts since 2014. “The partners’ efforts have resulted in 4.3 million students becoming more active before, during and after school through NFL FLAG-In-Schools.”

The Program

USA Football

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Football is great engagement sport that not only provides a wonderful way to get in some exercises but is also a sport full of important lifelong lessons on sportsmanship, teamwork, and creating goals.

“This partnership provides much-needed resources to schools throughout the country to sustain their physical activity programs and positively impact students’ health and wellness,” said NFL Vice President of Youth and High School Football Roman Oben. “Football is a fun and engaging sport that teaches participants valuable life lessons both on and off the field. We are excited to expand the NFL FLAG-in-Schools program and offer more kids the opportunity to get involved in the sport and have fun.”

New this year they are also offering digital NFL FLAG-In-Schools training modules. The video-based instructions are free of charge to PE teachers nationwide and provide more educators access to the training, shared the NFL. “The modules follow a curriculum developed by USA Football and SHAPE America that meets national standards for continuing education. Teachers can access the training modules via the website: http://www.shapeamerica.org.”

NFL-FLAG-in Schools Kits

Fuel Up to Play 60
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The NFL-FLAG-in Schools Kits will be made available to 4,700 schools at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. According to the NFL, the kits are estimated to reach an additional 2.6 million new students. “The expansion was made possible by a renewed commitment from the NFL Foundation, amounting to nearly $1.5 million.”

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