Swimming for Summer and All Year Long
Summertime is coming and it is time to get in the water! Children swim for fun, to beat the heat, and in competitive sports all year long. With an increase in various water activities available during the summer, it is important for youth to be strong swimmers for safety, both in and around water.
NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project: Sports and fitness in one evidence-based program!
This initiative brings together the various components of NFL PLAY 60 and measures their impact on youth health through physical fitness assessment (i.e. FitnessGram®). Since 2009, The Cooper Institute and the NFL Foundation have worked diligently to bring physical activity and fitness resources to schools across the country.
2022 NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project Champion Summit
Since 2009, we have worked with the NFL Foundation through the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project to measure and improve student fitness in thousands of schools across the country. The project data has shown students who participate in school-based programs like NFL PLAY 60 have improved cardiorespiratory fitness and lower body mass. A core component of the program is our NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Project Champions, the “boots on the ground” leaders responsible for ensuring the participating schools have the support and resources they need to effectively implement the program in their respective NFL Markets.
New FitnessGram PACER Test Remixes!
For millions of students across the country, there is one voice that both incites fear and fires up the competitive spirit in P.E. class - the voice of the FitnessGram PACER Test. Now the legendary voice of the school fitness test has changed.
Getting Back to 60 After 2020
At the beginning of 2020, the negative impact of the rapid spread of COVID-19 was immediately recognized in various areas of our lives.