The NFL Foundation, in partnership with The Cooper Institute, has provided FitnessGram to 35 schools and after-school organizations in each of the 32 NFL markets. The health-related physical fitness data, along with various surveys, will be used to examine the influence of school level factors on physical fitness and to evaluate the overall impact of the coordinated NFL PLAY 60 programs utilized by these schools.
This partnership makes it possible to track health-related fitness data and analyze factors that influence successful adoption of PLAY 60 programs and their potential impact on youth fitness outcomes through the established FitnessGram program. The project is the largest and most ambitious school-based research initiative to date with over 1000 sites actively enrolled. Insights from the project will inform best practices for thousands of other FitnessGram schools across the country.
If you are interested in having your school and/or community organization participate in the NFL Play 60 FitnessGram project please email NFLPLAY60FG@cooperinst.org