CrashCourse Concussion Education

 CrashCourse Concussion Education

 

Concussions are one of the most serious issues facing our youth today, affecting one in five high school athletes nationwide. We must all be educated and engaged for the safety and well-being of our youth. USA Artistic Swimming is proud to be partnered with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation, to distribute free state-of-the-art concussion education and offer a certificate of completion for all athletes within our community. 

After hundreds of hours of research, six months of production and thousands of hours of testing TeachAids created CrashCourse. This concussion education platform provides students, parents and coaches with the latest medical knowledge on prevention and treatment for brain injuries. The platform was developed with input from top world-class medical and education researchers with the mission of shifting the concussion conversation away from fear and silence and towards understanding and empowerment. 

CrashCourse Concussion Education

 

Click above to start learning about concussion prevention and treatment. The CrashCourse film (12 mins) is interactive, sport-specific, and integrates the latest in digital technologies to be able to reach youth athletes in a way that resonates with them. Afterwards, click here to receive a certificate of completion. 

Crash Course Brain Fly-Through

CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through for

USA Artistic Swimming

 

The CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through conceptualizes an otherwise “invisible injury”. It uses state-of-the art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center. With dramatic race footage coupled with her own personal concussion experience, world mountain biking champion, Kate Courtney, takes the viewer on a journey through the human brain. This fly-through showcases the brain’s blood vessels, nervous system, and cerebrospinal fluid cavities while emphasizing the complexity and fragility of the brain, as well as the importance of caring for it.

 

This 8-minute Multi-Sport production was developed by award-winning nonprofit TeachAids in collaboration with USA Archery, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling.

 

The Brain Fly-Through can be accessed through the video above, or on YouTube as a standard video and in virtual reality.