NFL Play 60 Challenge
Organize a friendly teacher competition using the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge for teachers to track their physical activity and post it on a school bulletin board for students to see! Ask teachers to participate as a starter activity or to complement their use of the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge with students.
This Play may help you meet the goals of the USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge!
How Does It Work?
This challenge is a great way to get the whole school involved in regular physical activity and really keep them moving! Start by getting teachers to hold friendly competitions to meet the challenge, and use their examples to inspire the whole student body to join in.
The following steps are suggestions for how to complete the Play — but they can be done in any order or combination and can be altered to fit your needs. If you find ways to adapt this Play to fit your school, share it with us through the Tips section!
Work with your school’s P.E. teacher and parent organization to find volunteer coaches.
Schedule a time to present the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge to teachers in your school — either at a special meeting or at a regularly scheduled staff meeting — to highlight the benefits of the program.
Distribute the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge Toolkit and ask teachers to consider integrating the ideas into their classrooms. Challenge them to first use the ideas and tracking resources to increase their own physical activity levels and hold your own NFL PLAY 60 Teacher Challenge to get students interested.
Create a bulletin board display highlighting teachers’ goals and progress during their collegial challenge. Make announcements and highlight the successes of teachers in reaching their goals.
Use the Tools and Resources below to share ideas with teachers on how they can integrate physical activity in the classroom.
Keep It Going
Follow up with teachers to ask them to transfer their experiences to students by implementing the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge in their classrooms. Hold competitions between classrooms every fall and spring.
Spread the Word
Spread the word about the teacher challenge. Highlight the benefits of physical activity for everyone. Create posters to put up in high-traffic areas, distribute flyers in classrooms and advertise your program in the school newsletter. Encourage students to make physical activity a part of their routines.
Get Others Involved
Everyone can help:
- Organize and participate in the teacher presentation of NFL PLAY 60 Challenge
- Copy and distribute the Play 60 Challenge teacher resources
- Create a bulletin board highlighting teacher successes
- Promote the program by making posters and flyers
- Encourage their friends and classmates to be physically active every day
Involve the community. Schedule a meeting with your school's parent organization and let them know what they can do to help.