Super Bowl LV was one to remember! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team in NFL history to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium and Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl ring making this year's game unforgettable! To celebrate the completion of the toughest NFL season ever we'd like to invite you to take part in a series of Super Bowl fitness challenges!
Working with the next generation of top American football athletes at the NFL Academy in London our challenge videos will be released every Monday.
Challenge 4 - Footwork & Endurance
Footwork is important for players as it helps them to change speed and direction quickly.
Challenge 3 - Explosive power
Training for explosiveness improves players speed and power helping them to outperform their opponents.
Challenge 2 - Catching
An important skill in the NFL is catching. Players must be able to catch footballs to advance the ball up the field and score touchdowns.
Challenge 1 - Strength
Strength training is important for NFL players as it helps them reach a high level of performance. It is also key for building explosive power and preventing injury on the field.
The NFL Academy aims to create life-changing opportunities for young people through American football. The academy is based at Barnet and Southgate College in North London and offers students aged 16-19 the opportunity to combine their education with a life skills programme and intensive training of American football under the guidance of professional coaches. Athletes have access to elite sports training facilities, kit, and equipment, as well as an opportunity to learn from players and coaches in the NFL.
This unique opportunity is open to students aged 16-19 and entry to the Academy is based upon a series of physical try-outs. Successful students also need to meet academic requirements to earn their place in the Academy.
To find out more about the NFL Academy and how you can be part of it click HERE.
NFL Flag is a 5 v 5 non- contact version of American football. The sport is played across primary's and secondary schools across the UK. NFL flag offers schools the opportunity to bring a new sport into their school through the teacher training programme. Alongside helping students to learn how to play NFL Flag, there is also a key focus on character development focusing on the NFL core values of Respect, Integrity, Resilience and Responsibility to team.
Each school year ends with a regional tournament involving all local schools with the winning school securing a place in the NFL Flag National Championship tournament. Last year the National Championships tournament was held at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium with the winning team earning a place to compete at the Pro Bowl in Florida.
To find out more and bring NFL Flag to your school click HERE.