TeachAids teams up with National Council of Youth Sports to celebrate National Youth Sports Day
TeachAids believes that every young person has the right to participate in sports in a diverse, equitable, inclusive, supportive and safe environment. We understand the importance and benefits of youth sports, and we witnessed the negative impact when fields and courts were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to providing opportunities for the young people in our community to play.
TeachAids shares this belief in the power of play with the National Council of Youth Sports. We are proud to team with NCYS and youth sports organizations across the country to celebrate National Youth Sports Day on Saturday, November 13. This day will unite us with communities from coast to coast and highlight what we all do best – give young people the chance to play.
“We’re very proud to be an NCYS partner and to support health and wellness for youth sports year round. Youth sports play an important role in development, and we are thankful to be a part of that,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids.
“It means a lot to have the support of leading organizations such as TeachAids for National Youth Sports Day. Providing access to education to ensure the safety of young athletes is imperative in youth sports, and TeachAids helps NCYS support that worthy goal,” said Wayne B. Moss, NCYS Executive Director.
Earlier this year TeachAids and NCYS launched the CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall, a groundbreaking product featuring an interactive database of more than 750 individuals sharing over 4,000 personal videos relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. An additional highlight of the Concussion Story Wall is a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. This product was released in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of America, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education and 19 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling. The CDC has integrated this product as a resource for head injuries on their website.
The full suite of CrashCourse Concussion Education products can be accessed for free via the NCYS platform and made accessible to the more than 60 million youth athletes participating in organized sports nationwide that NCYS member organizations serve.