Community Youth Programs | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jr. Bucs Elementary Fitness Program
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation impacts over 130,000 elementary students in Hillsborough & Pinellas county schools through the Jr. Bucs Fitness Program with educational activities that infuse football skills and monthly player-led video drills in current physical education curriculum.
Every elementary student can train like an NFL athlete through fun, Buccaneers player and cheerleader-led video drills that are shown each month. These drills are designed to be incorporated into everyday physical education classes.
To support the annual school fitness assessments, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation have donated new fitness equipment to every school, equipping teachers with the tools to work with students on improving and tracking their fitness levels.
Jr. Bucs Middle School Flag Football Program
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, is enhancing the flag football curriculum for nearly 70,000 middle school students through the Jr. Bucs Middle School Flag Football Program, by providing flag kits, equipment and instruction.
Students in Hillsborough and Pinellas County school districts will participate in a three-week flag football unit during either the fall or spring semester. Additionally, this school year, all schools will receive a special visit and instruction from a Buccaneers legend and certified flag football instructors.
Jr. Bucs Girl's Flag Football League
Girls want and deserve the opportunity to play the sport of flag football and be a part of a team in their own community. The Jr. Bucs Girl's Flag Football League launched in 2018 with 24 community centers throughout the city of Tampa and supports hundreds of girls every season with equipment and expert-led clinics.
Jr. Bucs Reading Challenge
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation encourages students to be life-long learners and continue to read outside of school hour through the Jr. Bucs Reading Challenge. Each month, elementary and middle school students from Hillsborough & Pinellas counties will get the opportunity to win game day experiences and Bucs swag for logging the most reading minutes using the myON reading program through monthly, grade-specific challenges.
For a list of challenges, please click below for more information and to have your students start reading, please visit **buccaneers.com/reading**
High School Coach of the Week
We believe in the teachers of this game and recognize their responsibility in growing the game of football. Our High School Coach of the Week program is community-led and celebrates high school coaches in the Bay area.
As part of that recognition, the Buccaneers Street Team also visits the high school of each winning coach and provides a full 'Bucs Experience', complete with appearances by Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear as well as giveaways.
Click below for more information regarding the program and to vote for this week's "Coach of the Week"