USA Rugby and TeachAids Partner to Promote Evidence-Based Concussion Education
TeachAids officially announces a partnership with USA Rugby to further understanding of the invisible injury of concussions. Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of rugby in America, and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and World Rugby. With over 100,000 active members, USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple Junior National Teams and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. USA Rugby joins 22 USOPC NGBs to disseminate the CrashCourse concussion education to its population of coaches, athletes and the larger sports community.
“The safety of our athletes in a contact sport is the highest priority of our programs worldwide. We are excited to launch the CrashCourse curriculum to help equip our athletes and coaches with further knowledge of how to address head injury and to enhance our existing concussion education efforts,” said USA Rugby Director of Training & Education, Jamie McGregor.
“This is an invaluable partnership to work with some of the greatest minds of our time to benefit our sports community. From age group competitors to world class male and female ruggers, we are inspired by the passionate efforts of USA Rugby to make this incredible sport safer for all.” adds Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids.
“USA Rugby is dedicated to accepting the challenge of ensuring our sport is made safer for our athletes across all demographics. We are pleased to incorporate the CrashCourse products into our existing health and safety protocols. Our coaches and team staff at all levels will find this engaging content helpful in their mission of promoting the sport they love,“ says USA Rugby Medical Director, Michael Keating.
Starting today, the CrashCourse concussion education suite is available free to the public through the USA Rugby website, as well as to USA Rugby members through the USA Rugby Learning Center. If you wish to have your completion marked on your permanent USA Rugby education record, please access the USA Rugby Learning Center.