TeachAids partners with US Speedskating to Distribute CrashCourse Concussion Education to Athletes Nationwide
Today, we are proud to announce a partnership with US Speedskating, the national governing body responsible for the conduct and administration of speedskating in the United States.
The CrashCourse concussion education is a product of a multi-year effort from over a hundred leading medical and industry experts from throughout the United States. The innovative curriculum integrates state-of-the-art technology and interactive features to improve understanding and awareness surrounding concussions.
“CrashCourse by TeachAids not only incorporates all the latest science about concussions – it does so in an engaging way that truly resonates with youth athletes,” said Geoffrey Abrams, Director of Sports Medicine at Stanford University. “It’s inspiring to see this comprehensive and compelling education being distributed and used by youth athletes nationwide.”
US Speedskating joins a growing cohort of national governing bodies of sport who will provide concussion education to their membership through multiple channels. This information will be shared on the US Speedskating website, through social media channels and through its weekly e-newsletter to its members.
Concussion education is vital for individuals from all sports, and speedskating is no exception. Olympic medalist Carlijn Schoutens received a concussion from falling on the ice in 2015. Lacking basic education about concussions, she didn’t realize she could have a concussion until US Speedskating staff sent her to the hospital. This concussion led to a year-long struggle with Post Concussion Syndrome.
“It would have been good for me to know more about concussions before I had mine. I didn’t know what type of symptoms to be mindful of, or how important it would be to be patient during my recovery,” explained Schoutens. “I am so happy to see US Speedskating taking this step to provide early concussion education to the athletes.”
“US Speedskating is excited to partner with TeachAids to distribute this groundbreaking concussion education to all those in our community,” said Ted Morris, Executive Director of US Speedskating. “We look forward to the impact this partnership can make in the lives of our athletes.”
“We are so pleased to partner with US Speedskating. They continue to be a leader in providing outstanding preventative care to all their athletes,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids.
The CrashCourse curriculum will be instituted throughout US Speedskating’s programs nationwide starting today.