SOURCE: California Youth Football Alliance, TeachAids
Larkspur, California (April 23, 2019) – California Youth Football Alliance (CAYFA), a nonprofit dedicated to improving safety in youth football, announced a partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation, to educate young athletes, parents, coaches and the general public about concussions.
CrashCourse was designed to provide youth and high school-level athletes with the latest concussion education. World-leaders in education, engineering and medical research, in addition to top coaches and student-athletes, worked together over two-years to design a completely innovative and immersive experience in both HD and Virtual Reality. The mission of those involved is to shift the conversation around concussions away from fear and silence and towards knowledge and empowerment.
CAYFA has been working to advance the sport of football by equipping the football community with the policies, processes, and technology needed to keep athletes safe and healthy. As part of their online resources, CAYFA will offer the CrashCourse materials to their network of coaches, parents, youth and partner organizations. Together, TeachAids and California Youth Football will improve the health and safety of youth football.
“Improving the health and safety of our youth tackle football players is our mission. As such, we seek the very best in health and safety education for our communities. Our partnership with TeachAids enables us to deliver world-class training to parents, coaches, administrators, and referees. TeachAids content combined with our Alliance Management Platform puts the very best education in the hands of our supporters, thereby raising the duty of care for our players and enabling the benefits of youth tackle football to be experienced by anyone who chooses to play.” says Joe Rafter, President of the California Youth Football Alliance.
“Our partnership with California Youth Football Alliance provides us an exciting opportunity to educate parents, youth and coaches on concussions. We are delighted to join CAYFA in working to promote a safer environment in youth sport. ” saidDr. Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids.
The CrashCourse interactive learning experience will be instituted throughout CAYFA’s programs nationwide starting today. The program is also available for free by visiting: http://crashcourse.teachaids.org.
About the California Youth Football Alliance
The CAYFA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to transforming youth tackle football by honoring our past, improving our present, and advancing our future so that more generations of student-athletes, coaches, and communities can experience the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical developmental benefits of the sport. For more information, please visitwww.cayfa.org or follow us on Twitter @cayfalliance and Facebook @cayfalliance.
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. 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. It is backed by Google, Microsoft, Barclays, UNICEF, and others, and partnered with 250+ governments, school systems, and NGOs around the world. TeachAids was recognized as an innovation that would "change the world" by MIT Technology Review and is a global laureate of the Tech Awards for benefiting humanity. For more information on TeachAids visit TeachAids.org or follow us on Twitter @TeachAids, Facebook @TeachAids, YouTube at TeachAids, and Instagram at @teachaids.