CrashCourse is a suite of interactive educational products focused on preventing and treating of concussions and related mental health issues. This program is designed to teach athletes, parents, coaches and administrators about concussions using scientific knowledge to dispel myths and misconceptions about the concussion recovery process. It can also serve as a resource for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.
“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our 60 million registered participants in organized youth sports is our highest priority,” said Wayne Moss, NCYS executive director. “We’ve admired the tremendous momentum the CrashCourse concussion education program has had in our sports community and are proud to welcome TeachAids as a thought partner. Together we hope to make a sizable impact on making sports safer.”
NCYS has a goal of reaching 1 million people by coach and administrator training, implementing background screenings, and helping parents to recognize and prevent abuse by 2024. Several national governing bodies have also recently signed on with TeachAids to provide the education through those organizations as well.
“NCYS member organizations are the first experience most youth have in organized sport,” said NCYS Board Chair Adam Andrasko, who is also CEO of USA Artistic Swimming, which previously partnered with TeachAids. “It is imperative that all stakeholders — parents, coaches and administrators — totally commit to making the experience an enjoyable one. Ensuring the safest environment for our youth is the most important role sports administrators play.”