USA Cycling will be partnering with TeachAids as an educational resource to stay updated on the latest research as the conversations continue around concussions.
USA Cycling joins 21 other U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Sports Governing Bodies in the education effort. 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.
“I am very proud of my sport for taking a lead in providing compelling concussion education for all levels of cycling,” said Christopher Blevins, world champion and TeachAids ambassador. “Concussions are a challenge we deal with regularly.”
In the past couple years, USA Cycling collaborated with TeachAids to launch Brain Fly-Through, which uses state-of-the-art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center to conceptualize an otherwise invisible injury. It also worked on the Concussion Story Wall, an interactive database featuring more than 4,000 video stories describing personal concussion experiences.
“Concussions are far too common in recreational and competitive cycling,” said Rob DeMartini, president and chief executive officer of USA Cycling. “It is critical cyclists understand the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and how to respond if an injury has been sustained. In our continuing efforts to champion positive health and safety, USA Cycling will be including the outstanding CrashCourse content on our website to help educate our larger community.”