USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the US Olympic Committee, and TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation, will work together to advance smarter play across the sport through TeachAids’ CrashCourse curriculum.
USA Football will make CrashCourse available on its website at no cost for America’s football familysports . USA Football, which certifies the greatest number of coaches annually among U.S.O.C. members, is reportedly the first national governing body of a sport to award young athletes a certificate of completion after successfully finishing the CrashCourse curriculum.
“Education is the key to smarter play across all sports and is a vital part of how we reimagine football, especially at youth and high school levels,” said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck, in a media release.
“Beyond the more than 600,000 high school and youth coach certifications that have been completed through USA Football since 2012, our exciting, new partnership with TeachAids expands our educational reach for young athletes and their families.”
“We must make this game as safe as possible for all who play it,” explains David Shaw, CrashCourse advisor and reportedly Stanford University’s all-time winningest football coach. “Providing compelling and accurate education to our young players, their parents and coaches is the key.”
“An effective sport model truly does begin at the youth level,” agrees Brian Hainline, MD, NCAA Chief Medical Officer and chairman of USA Football’s Football Development Model Council, in the release.
“CrashCourse is an innovative and engaging tool that teaches young people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, as well as how to empathize with those who experience this injury. The impact is invaluable.”
“We are excited to partner with USA Football. Together we will educate and improve the safety for millions of youth athletes across our nation,” adds Dr. Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids.
[Source(s): USA Football, TeachAids]