During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.
The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.
Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.
|What is Fuel Up to Play 60?|
|Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League, in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is being rolled out locally by Western Dairy Association and the Denver Broncos. The program empowers youth to take actions to improve nutrition and physical activity at their school and for their own health. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
To find out more, visit www.fueluptoplay60.com today!
|Who Can Get Involved?|
|Everybody! The key to Fuel Up to Play 60’s success is having a strong student foundation, a team of committed educators and community engagement. Together we can continue to build a healthy, high-achieving generation of youth!
Select here to get involved now!
|How to Fuel Up to Play 60 Works?|
|Join online and Fuel Up to Play 60 will help you bring the program to your school with trusted tools, resources, and step-by-step guides. Students and adults work together to implement healthy initiatives in the school called “Plays." Schools share successes with the Fuel Up to Play 60 community and get rewarded with recognition, prizes from the NFL, and the positive impact made on the school.
Locally, additional assistance to get the program started is available from the Western Dairy Association Fuel Up to Play 60 team. Contact (303) 451-7711 or Email.
|Why Fuel Up to Play 60?|
|Fuel Up to Play 60 is creating sustainable healthy changes in schools across the country. With available grant funding, schools are able to increase access to healthier foods and physical activity opportunities. Results and impact are the bottom line:
• 73 thousand enrolled schools nationallyC.J. Cain, Denver Publics Schools PE Teacher, discusses how Fuel Up to Play 60 helps teach students healthy habits for life:
• 12 million students actively engaged in the program
• 16 million students are being more active
• 13 million students are eating healthier
• 115 thousand adults are enrolled and empowering youth to lead the program
• 35 thousand students are taking the lead as school wellness ambassadors