Wolf Pack Coaches Challenge

 

What is the Coaches Challenge?

The Wolf Pack Coaches Challenge is a voluntary program for elementary school classrooms that:
  • Promotes increased opportunities for physical activity
  • Educates students about healthy eating by including "Smart Snack Standards"
  • Provides lesson plans that match the Common Core Curriculum, Next Generation Science Standards and Social Emotional Learning to reduce burden on teachers

How does the Coaches Challenge work?

Elementary school classrooms and students participate over four consecutive weeks to earn points for prizes by:
  • Eating fruits and veggies in and out of school
  • Participate in one-minute "Brain Breaks" with moving-learning activities
  • Spend 15 minutes doing physical activity in and out of school
Educational lessons are provided for teachers to use during the course of the program and are fully adaptable to fit each unique classroom's needs, while meeting state and federal education standards.  At the end of the program, winning classrooms are selected at each grade level for having the highest average class point totals.
Click here for Teacher Materials

Why should my classroom participate?

It's FUN!
  • Prizes are provided to all participants and winning classrooms
  • Teachers are awarded 2 tickets to a Wolf Pack game for signing up
  • Teachers have the option of earning 1.0 in-service credit through MyPGS
It's good for KIDS!
  • Students and teachers can incorporate healthy habits into daily living
  • Student's classroom behavior can improve
  • Physical activity and healthy eating habits can be protective against: social problems, attention problems (ADD and ADHD), oppositional defiant problems, conduct problems and depression and anxiety.
It's EASY!
  • Washoe County Health District provides the curriculum, instructions, participation prizes and classroom posters
  • Nevada Athletics provides the grand prizes

How can my classroom be involved?

The 2021 Wolf Pack Coaches Challenge will run from February 1 - February 26. Registration for the upcoming Coaches Challenge is now open.
Register Here!

GetHealthy@washoecounty.us     |    775-328-2474 


 

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This program was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)email: intake@usda.gov