North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors mandates that schools require parents and students across all sports view CrashCourse concussion education prior to each season
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors passed regulations mandating that schools require parents and students in all sports to view CrashCourse concussion education video prior to each season.
The CrashCourse video features 2018 Heisman runner-up, Bryce Love, who has a passion for concussion research and education. The standout running back from North Carolina’s Wake Forest High School narrates the video, placing viewers in the shoes of an athlete in the middle of competition. Love noted, “It’s a dream come true to know that my home state will be a leader in the effort to provide CrashCourse to educate youth and parents across all sports. CrashCourse is powerful, engaging, and ensures we are arming our sports communities with the most compelling education to keep our players safer and performing at their best.”
NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker said, “When our Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) came across this resource, they were impressed by the presentation and felt it important to do something to enhance the required concussion education portion of our members’ preseason meetings.” She continued, “The Board felt that CrashCourse is incredibly relatable for high school athletes. It presents information in a quick, logical, understandable and unique way that will highlight the areas athletes and parents need to know while trying to remove some of the stigma associated with reporting potential concussions.”
“CrashCourse is a fantastic tool to raise awareness and understanding of concussions in student-athletes,” said Dr. Josh Bloom, Medical Director for Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic and member of the NCHSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. “Simply put, the more our student-athletes know about these injuries, the better. We are proud that North Carolina continues to be a leader in concussion education and treatment and providing CrashCourse for our high school student athletes is another important positive step.”