The Nation’s Largest Youth Sports League Franchise Promotes CrashCourse Concussion Education to Change Culture of Youth Sports
TeachAids is proud to announce a unique new partnership with i9 Sports. With the youth sports market encompassing 42 million girls and boys, there is tremendous opportunity to promote a culture of safety while having fun in sports. i9 Sports is committed to instilling healthy behaviors within the youth sports community, especially incorporating concussion education nationwide. In a first-of-its-kind partnership with TeachAids, i9 Sports will be enhancing their focus on concussion safety by providing the CrashCourse Concussion education to their network of thousands of coaches and the parents of the athletes ages 3-14 they serve.
“I had the great opportunity to meet the TeachAids leadership team during my role as Director of Coaching Education at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. After digging deep into their research and development process, I was thoroughly impressed with their rigor and thoughtfulness of producing Netflix quality education videos. The CrashCourse products have dominated the market and we are thrilled to be partnering to bring these high-quality productions to our community of coaches, youth and parents”, says Chris Snyder, Vice President of Operations, i9 Sports.
“Our number one priority is to create a fun, safe, and positive sports environment for kids. While the incidence of concussions is extremely low in our programs, we feel we have an obligation to educate kids at an early stage in their sports journey on how to recognize a concussion and the importance of reporting it. Creating that awareness in kids before they engage in heavy contact sports will pre-train athletes to take ownership of protecting their minds and bodies. It’s a critically necessary culture change in youth sports that we are prepared to lead by partnering with TeachAids”, says Brian Sanders, President and CEO, i9 Sports.
i9 Sports will be actively providing CrashCourse concussion education throughout their network. The content will be housed on their website and installed onto the i9 Sports Learning Management System, making it accessible to thousands of coaches throughout the country. The CrashCourse products will also be disseminated via i9 Sports’ newsletter to educate the parents of hundreds of thousands of kids. In addition, CrashCourse will be integrated into the newly launched i9 Sports Mobile Coach platform which allows coaches to directly share CrashCourse with athletes and parents.
“Rarely have we seen an organization so committed to investing in youth for the purposes of balancing activity, health, fitness and performance. As a leader in childhood development and sports science, i9 Sports is committed to encouraging youth to embrace their athletic potential and promote sports through an active and healthy lifestyle. We are immensely proud to be partnered with them”, says Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids.
Based in Tampa, Florida, i9 Sports is a purpose-driven franchise business with a mission to Help Kids Succeed in Life Through Sports®. It is the nation’s first and largest youth sports league franchise offering recreational leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-14 in today’s most popular sports like flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and ZIP Lacrosse™. i9 Sports has reinvented youth sports by replacing a high pressure, adult-centered model with a child-centered model that puts fun first. With over 3 million registrations in communities from New York to Hawaii, i9 Sports is ranked in Entrepreneur’s prestigious list of top 500 franchises, featured as a top 100 Game Changer by Franchise Dictionary, and selected as a Project Play Champion by the Aspen Institute for taking meaningful actions to encourage multi-sport sampling and helping grow national youth sports participation rates.