(Sept. 9, 2022)
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Dallas to face off against the Cowboys this weekend, some Pinellas County students are learning important lessons from quarterback Tom Brady.
This year, 10 Pinellas County schools are incorporating Brady’s famed TB12 method into their curriculum. It’s a first of its kind pilot program for middle and high school students.
The TB12 fitness method is the famed quarterback’s health and wellness routine based on five pillars: Pliability, nutrition, hydration, movement and mental fitness.
Friday at Pinellas Park Middle, the lesson plan included foam rolling, basic foundational movements and an emphasis on developing healthy life habits. They’re all useful both on the sports fields and off.
Pinellas Park Middle is one of six middle schools as well as four high schools in the pilot program. Students and faculty said there’s a lot they can take away from 45-year-old Brady, who is entering his 23rd season this weekend.
“I think he’s a big influence, because he’s old of age,” said 13-year-old Ka’Mariyh Allen. “Sorry, but he’s old of age, but he can play a lot of sports he’s still able to do what he does.”
The district said the goal is to get the kids started down a healthy path at a young age.