National Fitness Foundation

National Fitness Foundation Every child deserves a lifetime of health & fitness. The National Fitness Foundation is the only congressionally chartered nonprofit focused on health & fitness and is the official charity of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
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The Foundation is on a mission to accelerate solutions that prepare children for a lifetime of health & fitness. The Foundation was established by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 22, 2010 with Board members recommended by the ranking members of Congress and appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.

Mission: The National Fitness Foundation is on a mission to prepare every child for a lifetime of health & fitness.

Operating as usual

After a 6 month hiatus, lunch soccer is back on! #stayfit. #staysafe. @fitnessfndn
08/27/2020

After a 6 month hiatus, lunch soccer is back on! #stayfit. #staysafe. @fitnessfndn

Great article by USA Football:https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2020/August/03/Youth-Sports-How-to-Deal-with-Anx...
08/04/2020
Youth Sports: How to Deal with Anxiety Around Return to Play

Great article by USA Football:

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2020/August/03/Youth-Sports-How-to-Deal-with-Anxiety-Around-Return-to-Play

As young athletes return to practice after being away from friends and coaches for months due to COVID-19 lockdowns, athlete anxiety will be natural. Not only are there new safety protocols in place that may seem confusing or intimidating, it’s a big shift emotionally as well. 

Up to 45 million kids in the United States participate in some kind of organized sports, and for many of them, that part...
08/02/2020
In The COVID-19 Era, Kids Sports Won't Be The Same For A Very Long Time

Up to 45 million kids in the United States participate in some kind of organized sports, and for many of them, that participation is...everything. Sports are fun, they can be good for developing brains and bodies, and they can teach kids about hard work, resiliency and emotional control.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/covid-19-era-kids-sports-150947757.html

More drills, no spectators — but still plenty of opportunities for kids to learn and play.

07/27/2020
This week's #SportsPhilanthropy Newstand is out. Over 50 stories from #teams, #leagues, #athletes and their #foundations...
07/25/2020
Sports Philanthropy Newsstand 7-13-20 - Sports Philanthropy Network

This week's #SportsPhilanthropy Newstand is out. Over 50 stories from #teams, #leagues, #athletes and their #foundations highlighting the great work in the community.

They also released the videos from our Town Hall on #Racism and Reform https://sportsphilanthropynetwork.org/sports-philanthropy-newsstand-7-13-20/

In case you missed our Sports Philanthropy Town Hall on Racism, Tolerance and Reform on July 1st, you can now watch the videos! Please make sure to take our survey after you watch the videos!!

Coaches, parents (and team members who may have heard about this movie), feeling a bit "Cast Away"?:-)
07/23/2020

Coaches, parents (and team members who may have heard about this movie), feeling a bit "Cast Away"?

:-)

Phase 3: Grassroots Recommendation Guide | U.S. Soccer Official Website
07/20/2020
Phase 3: Grassroots Recommendation Guide | U.S. Soccer Official Website

Phase 3: Grassroots Recommendation Guide | U.S. Soccer Official Website

During the next few weeks, we will share a host of resources in line with federal, state and national sporting organization guidelines under a new initiative called U.S. Soccer PLAY ON. These guidelines and best practices are intended for use WHEN AND IF your local authorities have deemed it safe to...

A great opportunity to participate in an interactive live webinar and earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYS...
07/20/2020
Online

A great opportunity to participate in an interactive live webinar and earn the Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) designation. Join the 5,100+ administrators who have already earned this professional designation.

Register at nays.org/academy/online for the morning or afternoon session.

The Online Academy for Youth Sports Administrators is the principle content and resource location for professional youth sports administrators who are interested in earning their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential. Without leaving your office or home, candidates can experience th...

From our friends at the Sports Philanthropy Network...
07/19/2020
5 Ways Young Athletes Can Improve their Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

From our friends at the Sports Philanthropy Network...

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about a sudden change in everyone’s lives, including students and student-athletes. Athletes suddenly found themselves at home without access to their classrooms, gyms, and teams. The abrupt adjustment has resulted in a focus on the athletes’ physical health and men...

We appreciate her honesty.  The fact is, we're all dealing with some tough decisions about school, work and our health.
07/19/2020
An Open Letter About My Health | By Elena Delle Donne

We appreciate her honesty. The fact is, we're all dealing with some tough decisions about school, work and our health.

It’s way past time for me to take a more public role in the battle against Lyme disease — a battle that I’ve been fighting mostly privately for years.

The National Federation of State High School Associations    has developed this free online course, “COVID-19 for Coache...
07/07/2020

The National Federation of State High School Associations has developed this free online course, “COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators".

'COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators' Course Now Available from NFHS Learning Center
This free course discusses what coaches and administrators can do to limit the spread of COVID-19.
https://bit.ly/2VTmPcv.

Happy (early) July 4th to you and yours!  Here are some great tips for some family fun tomorrow:https://www.care.com/c/s...
07/03/2020
14 Fun 4th Of July Activities For Kids

Happy (early) July 4th to you and yours! Here are some great tips for some family fun tomorrow:

https://www.care.com/c/stories/3687/12-fun-fourth-of-july-activities-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2TrBjuu_-WgWrN8DP9XtgQbvxn5ESw-kDdMZxIaMyUvGsAaEOTSXZjNDQ

Few things say summer more than the Fourth of July. And while the holiday is generally celebrated across the U.S., each family has their own unique tradition. Of course, when kids are involved, families may need to put a few twists on their regular go-tos in order to make the ...

07/02/2020

One of our partners Morfit Gym is teaching area kids for free! What a way to pivot!

06/30/2020
06/29/2020
When COVID cancels sporting events...
06/26/2020

When COVID cancels sporting events...

06/23/2020
06/22/2020
Youth Sports: Tips to Protect Players from COVID-19

Youth Sports: Tips to Protect Players from COVID-19

Before returning to play, kids, coaches, and parents can follow these tips to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Comments on this video are allowed...

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1440 G Street NW
Washington D.C., DC
20037-1524

General information

The National Fitness Foundation is the official foundation of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The Foundation supports national priorities that help all Americans live active, healthy lifestyles, including the iconic Presidential Youth Fitness Program.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 957-5319

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