Sports Wagering Lesson Plan...Pass it along

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Sports Wagering Lesson Plan...Pass it along

Post by tammy rigsby » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:24 am

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
Tammy Rigsby, Program Coordinator

“When Gambling Takes Control of the Game” Lesson Plan and PowerPoint

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In response to research conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) identifying the need for youth education regarding the dangers of sports wagering, the National Federation of State High School Associations teamed up with the NCAA and the FCCG to develop a comprehensive lesson plan for high school student athletes. In addition, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has provided this lesson to its membership and strongly encourages coaches to utilize this program as well. The program provides guidelines for coaches and educators, and furnishes a lesson plan with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation for ease of instruction.

“When Gambling Takes Control of the Game” is designed to educate high school student-athletes on the various forms of gambling, the addictive dangers of these activities, and the possible adverse impacts on a student athlete’s education, sport, professional career and future. The program is intended to empower student-athletes to make informed decisions that can impact their lives in the short and long-term, and provides the means to access information or help for a gambling problem in a secure and confidential manner.

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) appreciates your input on the presentation of this lesson plan to student athletes. Please fax the following survey to our office and your school/county will be added to our agency list to be recognized for your prevention efforts on the issue of sports wagering among athletes. For additional resources, call Tammy Rigsby at 407-865-6200 or email

Date: ______________________________

County: ____________________________

School: ____________________________

Athletic Director/Coach: ________________________________________

Athletic Group (i.e. football, baseball): _____________________________

Number of Athletes to receive lesson: ______________________________

Minutes of Instruction on Lesson Plan: ______________________________

Instruction Method (i.e. PowerPoint, collaboration) _____________________


Please fax (no cover required) to (407) 865-6103

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