U.S. Ski & Snowboard Partners with TeachAids to Provide Innovative Concussion Education

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, February 02, 2021

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced a collaboration with award-winning non-profit health education innovator TeachAids to offer cutting-edge concussion education services.

FREMONT, CA : As part of the organizations' continuing dedication to athlete health and safety, U.S. Ski & Snowboard recently announced a collaboration with award-winning non-profit health education innovator TeachAids to offer participants with cutting-edge concussion education services.

Every year, more than 2.5 million young people in the United States experience a concussion. Most concussions will recover within ten days with appropriate care, but the vast majority who suffer from concussion symptoms are unaware of the current prevention and recovery research. With a creative framework, the TeachAids Crash Course Education project aims to solve this problem.

CrashCourse has been built alongside a world-class team of educators, experts, doctors, and athletes as a video-based immersive learning experience. Virtual reality and other immersive online tools are used by CrashCourse, putting a person through real-life experiences, a Brain Fly-Through, a Concussion Tale Wall, and even a series of short films prominent athletes that raise awareness and thereby minimize stigma.

"CrashCourse will not only enhance our ability as an organization to educate athletes and coaches but thanks to TeachAids extensive network, it will also allow U.S. Ski & Snowboard to collaborate with some of the country's top sports organizations, said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Sport Education Gar Trayner. "Between the groundbreaking technology and extensive network of teams, athletes, and medical professionals that TeachAids brings to the table, we look forward to improving our internal health education processes as well as creating greater concussion awareness within the ski and snowboard community."

"It's been incredibly inspiring to work with the leadership at U.S. Ski & Snowboard, said Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids. They care deeply about identifying research-based and highly impactful methods to make sport safer. "

The Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, located in Park City, Utah, is U.S. Ski & Snowboard. The group represents almost 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, participating in seven teams, tracing its origins straight back to 1905; alpine, cross-country, Freeski, freestyle, snowboard, Nordic combined, and ski jumping. Besides the elite teams, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard also offers leadership and direction across the USA for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders, inspiring them to pursue success and helping them.

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