In a first-of-its-kind partnership with TeachAids, i9 Sports will be enhancing their focus on concussion safety by providing the CrashCourse vconcussion education to their network of thousands of coaches and parents of athletes ages 3-14.
CrashCourse is a suite of interactive products focused on the prevention and treatment of concussions and related mental health issues, and is designed to educate athletes, parents and coaches about concussions. The program also serves as a resource for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.
“Our number one priority is to create a fun, safe, and positive sports environment for kids,” said i9 Sports President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Sanders. “We feel we have an obligation to educate kids at an early stage in their sports journey on how to recognize a concussion and the importance of reporting it. Creating that awareness in kids before they engage in heavy contact sports will pre-train athletes to take ownership of protecting their minds and bodies.”
i9 Sports will be providing CrashCourse concussion education throughout their network. The content will be housed on their website and installed onto the i9 Sports Learning Management System, making it accessible to thousands of coaches throughout the country. The CrashCourse products will also be disseminated via i9 Sports’ newsletter to educate the parents of hundreds of thousands of kids. In addition, CrashCourse will be integrated into the newly launched i9 Sports Mobile Coach platform which allows coaches to directly share CrashCourse with athletes and parents.
“Rarely have we seen an organization so committed to investing in youth for the purposes of balancing activity, health, fitness and performance,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, founder and chief executive officer of TeachAids. “As a leader in childhood development and sports science, i9 Sports is committed to encouraging youth to embrace their athletic potential and promote sports through an active and healthy lifestyle. We are immensely proud to be partnered with them.”