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October 25, 2021

USA Archery and TeachAids Partner to Promote Concussion Awareness

Colorado Springs, Colorado — USA Archery officially announces a partnership with TeachAids, a nonprofit leader in producing award-winning global education innovation, joining 21 other US Olympic and Paralympic Committee National Governing Bodies.

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, doctors, and athletes associated with leading organizations and institutions such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Mayo Clinic among others. TeachAids has developed "CrashCourse," a suite of interactive products focused on the prevention and treatment of concussions and related mental health issues. CrashCourse products include scientific knowledge to help dispel myths and misconceptions about the concussion recovery process. This education has been designed to teach athletes, parents, and coaches about head injuries. They also serve as resources for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians.

“Although archery is not an activity in which participants normally sustain concussions, we are proud to stand by our fellow sports of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee in a show of solidarity for the need to educate our athletes and coaches about this invisible injury,” states Guy Krueger, USA Archery Education and Training Manager. “Top-flight education can make all of sport safer, and the concussion education provided by TeachAids does just this.” 

Dr. Piya Sorcar, CEO of TeachAids says, “Concussions are a large challenge facing so much of the sports world. We are honored to have the support of USA Archery as we work together to educate our young people, parents and coaches to gain a better understanding of this injury. Collectively, we hope to help      make sport safer and more enjoyable for all”.

Krueger added: “Our partnership with TeachAids shows our responsibility and commitment to putting safety first for our athletes. Many of our young archers play multiple sports and if all coaches have some basic understanding of concussion protocols, it could help to create more awareness around this important topic.”

For more information on CrashCourse by TeachAids, its partners, and to view their free curricula, visit www.CrashCourse.TeachAids.org.


About USA Archery

USA Archery is the National Governing Body for the Olympic sport of archery in the United States. USA Archery selects and trains Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship, and World Cup teams, as well as developing archery at the grassroots level across the United States. For more information, visit www.usarchery.org.

About TeachAids

TeachAids is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems. Their HIV/AIDS health education has been instituted in 82 countries. Also being used worldwide is their CoviDB education initiative, a community-edited platform organizing resources across a comprehensive set of topics relating to COVID-19. In partnership with 22 of the US Olympic and Paralympic Committees’ National Governing Bodies, TeachAids has also launched the CrashCourse multi-sport concussion education product suite. These evidence-based applications are available online and in virtual reality. All TeachAids products are available at no cost. For more information on TeachAids visit TeachAids.org.

 

Media Contact for USA Archery

Sarah Boyd

(201) 919-8050

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Media Contact for TeachAids

Michelle Kafka

(407) 603-5716

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