USA Field Hockey is proud to team up 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. 

After hundreds of hours of research, six months of production and thousands of hours of testing TeachAids created CrashCourse. 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. 


Check out this 12-minute video which provides the latest concussion education. The CrashCourse curriculum helps correct common myths and misconceptions and enables young people, coaches and parents to better recognize and address symptoms of a concussion. Afterwards, watching the video earn a Certificate of Completion from USA Field Hockey by taking a short quiz.

Did you know that every year, more than 2.5 million young people suffer a concussion in the United States? With proper care, most concussions can heal within 10 days, but the overwhelming majority of students, parents and coaches are unaware of the latest science about prevention and treatment of concussions. If not treated properly, a concussion may have lasting physical, emotional, and cognitive effects.



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 Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, 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 through the video above, or on YouTube as a standard video and in virtual reality.