USA Team Handball Partners With TeachAids To Promote Concussion Education
TeachAids is proud to announce a special partnership with USA Team Handball, the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of team handball, to offer concussion education to its athletes, coaches and members. They join other U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies such as USA Football, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Field Hockey, and US Speedskating in providing formal Certification for completion of the CrashCourse programming.
“Our utmost priority for handball players of all ages and levels is their health and safety,” said USA Team Handball CEO Ryan Johnson. “The addition of CrashCourse to USA Team Handball’s educational resources is incredibly valuable as we work to prevent injury and ensure a safer handball environment for all. We are delighted to be joining the many NGBs who are working with TeachAids in sharing this valuable concussion education with their respective sport communities.”
“There are a number of injuries seen in the sport of handball. Most often known and reported are injuries to the shoulder and knee; however, 30 percent of all handball injuries are head and neck,” said Women’s National Team captain Dr. Sarah Gascon. “More specifically, mild traumatic brain injuries are hard to diagnose and recognize since they cannot be tested in a laboratory when they occur. Instead, coaches, parents and athletes have to rely on symptoms that present themselves after an athlete is injured. But how does one identify the symptoms if they do not know what they are? TeachAids provides our handball community the most impactful concussion education available to assist coaches, parents, and athletes on concussion symptoms, understanding and identifying the severity of concussions, and the importance of timely reporting. USA Team Handball’s partnership with TeachAids is of the utmost importance and necessary to assist our community. As an athlete and sports scientist, I am proud USA Team Handball is committed to the health and safety of our athletes.”
“We are excited to join together with USA Team Handball to produce and distribute evidence-based concussion education. Their leadership team has shown incredible dedication and commitment to protect our greater sports community.” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids.
USA Team Handball (USATH) is responsible for the development of grassroots programs, preparation of national teams for international competition – including the Pan American and Olympic Games – as well as the day-to-day oversight of the sport of team handball in the United States. The mission of USATH is to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of team handball at all levels domestically, and to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition. USATH is a member of the International Handball Federation, the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Starting today, the CrashCourse curriculum will be instituted for free, with certification, throughout USA Team Handball’s programs nationwide starting today via their website and other channels.