SOURCES: USA Gymnastics, TeachAids
INDIANAPOLIS - December 14, 2020 – USA Gymnastics has announced a new partnership with nonprofit education innovator TeachAids to provide members access to CrashCourse materials as part of the organization’s commitment to athlete health and wellness.
CrashCourse content, which was created in collaboration with more than 100 medical and sport industry experts, is designed to improve understanding and awareness of concussions among young athletes. The curriculum utilizes state-of-the-art technology and interactive features to appeal to and engage young people as they learn how to identify and respond to concussion injuries. The curriculum is unique not only in its visual technology but also in that it speaks from the athlete’s perspective on the importance of reporting a concussion to a coach, athletic trainer or parent.
“The safety and well-being of our athletes is our top priority,” said Kim Kranz, USA Gymnastics Chief of Athlete Wellness. “Partnering with industry experts, such as TeachAids, allows us to provide our members essential education resources to help keep athletes safe, and we are thrilled to add the technology and unique perspective of CrashCourse concussion awareness and response training to the library of educational materials available to our community.”
“We are proud to work with the leadership at USA Gymnastics on this important issue,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids. “It is critical to educate our athletes about this invisible injury across all sports. USA Gymnastics is leading by example!”
USA Gymnastics. Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, encompassing seven disciplines: women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, gymnastics for all (a.k.a. group gymnastics) and, most recently, parkour. USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern the sport of gymnastics, including selecting and training the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for the Olympics and World Championships; promoting and developing gymnastics on the grassroots and national levels, as well as a safe, empowered and positive training environment; and serving as a resource and educational center for the more than 200,000 members, clubs, fans and gymnasts throughout the United States. The organization is deeply committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority: the safety and well-being of athletes and our community.
About CrashCourse by TeachAids
TeachAids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in health education around the world, including HIV/AIDS, concussion, and COVID-19 education. 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.