To help bring the latest education around head injuries for our sports community, the National Council of Youth Sports has forged a special partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in global education innovation. Spun out of Stanford University, TeachAids developed the CrashCourse concussion education product suite. In collaboration with leading medical, sports and education experts, we are working with TeachAids to produce and distribute free, video-based interactive learning experiences that aim to raise awareness of the latest science around concussions to shift the conversation away from fear and silence toward one of knowledge and empowerment.
CrashCourse | Brain Fly-Through
Using state-of-the-art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center, the CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through conceptualizes an otherwise “invisible injury”. 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 eight-minute production can be accessed through the link above, or on YouTube as a standard video and in virtual reality. It was launched in collaboration with the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s national sports governing bodies including USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, 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.