USA DIVING PARTNERS WITH TEACHAIDS TO PROVIDE CRASHCOURSE CONCUSSION EDUCATION TO ATHLETES AND COACHES
by USA Diving
Colorado Springs, CO (April 25, 2022) — USA Diving officially announces a partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in producing award-winning global health education, to promote understanding of concussions. USA Diving is the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of Diving in the United States. Passionate about sharing the excitement of the sport with new fans, the organization and its team have maintained diving as the United States’ most successful summer Olympic sport with 141 medals. USA Diving selects, conditions, and trains teams to represent the United States in major diving events including the Olympic Games, World Championships, and the FINA Diving World Cup. Other well-known events include the USA Diving National Championships. USA Diving joins 22 US Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Governing Bodies to disseminate CrashCourse concussion education to its population of coaches, athletes and the larger sports community.
TeachAids creates breakthrough technology to solve persistent problems in health education
around the world. Their products are designed with input from a team of world-class academics, researchers, medical experts, and sports industry professionals associated with leading organizations and institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic, UCSF and others. TeachAids has developed "CrashCourse," a suite of interactive products focused on the prevention and treatment of concussions and related mental health issues. This education has been designed to teach athletes, parents, and coaches about concussions. CrashCourse products include scientific knowledge to help dispel myths and misconceptions about the concussion recovery process. They also serve as resources for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.
“Protecting the health and safety of our divers is our primary responsibility and we view everything through that lens. We are excited to continue to support TeachAids to bring the CrashCourse concussion education to our membership. CrashCourse provides an innovative and compelling resource for our athletes and coaches to help keep our sport as safe as possible.” says Lee Michaud, President of USA Diving.
“TeachAids is proud to be working with USA Diving to bring CrashCourse concussion education to its sports community.” adds Dr. Piya Sorcar, Founder and CEO of TeachAids. “Their outstanding and engaged leadership serves as a positive model, especially with their commitment to the health and safety of their athletes at every age and ability” .
“A concussion is an invisible injury that can happen to anyone. This partnership will provide valuable education for our coaches and adds another critical step toward ensuring the safety of our athletes of all levels, both in competition and in practice.” says – Dan Laak, High Performance Director USA Diving.