Concussions are one of the most serious issues facing our youth today, affecting one in five high school athletes nationwide. 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. 

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

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.

Concussion protocol from USA Artistic Swimming national team physician Dr. Selina Shah - HERE

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 on YouTube as a standard video and in virtual reality

This product features an interactive database of more than 4,000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted. An additional highlight of the Concussion Story Wall is a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. You can visit the page HERE.

The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall product is presented in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of America, National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education and 18 other U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies.

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