SOURCE: USA Football, TeachAids
Louisville, KY (February 24, 2020) – USA Football today announced that its nationally accredited Coach Certification curriculum for youth coaches will include a new, next-generation concussion education module for 2020 created by health education leader, TeachAids. The new module, titled “CrashCourse” updates the certification’s concussion education for safer and smarter play. USA Football certifies the greatest number of coaches annually among U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee member organizations.
The announcement was made at USA Football’s 2020 National Conference in Louisville on Feb. 23. The conference is the nation’s largest combined annual gathering of high school and youth football coaches and administrators, addressing grassroots football leaders from nearly all 50 states.
CrashCourse by TeachAids is an interactive educational module created to improve concussion awareness and understanding among athletes, parents and coaches. It includes the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and helps to dispel myths and misconceptions about the concussion recovery process.
“Having TeachAids’ CrashCourse in our youth coach certification gives our coaches access to the best available science and delivers it compellingly for greater learning,” said USA Football Director of Coaching Michael Krueger. “Education advances safer and smarter play across all sports and will always be a cornerstone of USA Football.”
In addition to being part of this year’s youth coach certification, CrashCourse is available free of charge as a stand-alone course within USA Football's online course library. The curriculum stands among the highest-rated courses available through usafootball.com and has already been delivered more than 9,000 times since June 2019.
“We are proud to join with USA Football to provide the CrashCourse curriculum to their coaching ranks,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids. “It is a pleasure to be working together to improve concussion awareness amongst our youth sports community nationwide.”
About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
About TeachAids: TeachAids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in health education around the world. CrashCourse is the second free health education program launched by TeachAids in collaboration with Stanford University, following the global success of its award-winning HIV/AIDS interactive software, which is used in 82 countries around the world. For more information on TeachAids visit TeachAids.org or follow us on Twitter @TeachAids, Facebook @TeachAids, YouTube at TeachAids, and Instagram at @teachaids.