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Respecting Officials: Your Playbook for the Game


Officials, referees and umpires are a critical part of sports. Without them, the competition simply couldn’t happen! It wouldn’t start, it wouldn’t be fair, athletes wouldn’t be protected, and no one would validate the outcome and the score. Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® powered by...

Respecting Officials


You may not realize it, but being an official is a tough job! An official’s job starts well before the first whistle blows. For weeks, months and likely years leading up to your game, your official has studied the rules and passed exams reflecting that knowledge. They have arrived early to make sure the course is...

U.S. Snowboarding + U.S. Freeskiing Head to Mexico


U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing athletes are taking a break from summer training and heading to Mexico to do some good. 19 team members take off on Friday morning for Tijuana to build a house for a family in need.

Play Positive Poll: Losing Your Cool


During big games, high-stakes competitions, nail-biting tiebreakers, or just playing against your biggest rival, things can easily get heated and emotions can flare.  It’s easy to lose our cool. It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and...

Helpful Resources for Parents & Youth Athletes


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive®, along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created the Sports Parent Toolkit with tools and resources to help parents provide a fun and positive youth sports experience for...

From The Pros: Keeping Your Cool


It’s sometimes hard to keep your cool when things aren’t going your way.  Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® brings you five quick tips from professional athletes on how to not let anger and frustration get the best of you.

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Keeping Your Cool


In the heat of a competition, it’s easy to lose our cool.  It happens to all of us – parents, coaches, officials and athletes. But maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment is one of the great life lessons that sports can uniquely teach our kids.  And while we’d all like to hope that our kids just ‘know...

U.S. Freeskiing Announces 2015-16 Team Nominations


U.S. Freeskiing has announced its team nominations for the 2015-16 season. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season.

Play Positive Poll: Improving Teamwork


Teamwork and being a good teammate are qualities that make a team successful. Many parents say “teamwork” or “learning to be a good teammate” is one of the most important life lessons kids can gain from playing youth sports. It even has an impact beyond the playing field with experiences at home, in school, within our community and even at our...

Bowman Named Among Unstoppable Women of Action Sports


ESPN's X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports, and included Maddie Bowman, who grabbed her third win at the 2015 X Games superpipe - tying Sarah Burke's record.


Tips to Provide a Positive Youth Sports Experience


Each week, subscribers to the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Weekly Parent Tips and Weekly Coach Tips receive an email with a quick tip to help keep kids focused, motivated and happy while learning valuable life lessons from their sport experience.  Alongside the tip...

Four Steps To Build Teamwork


Great teams emerge because teammates work hard to create a positive, encouraging, supportive environment together. To help your athlete or team get focused on being a great teammate, try this exercise in the 4 Steps To Build Teamwork from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™.

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Kenworthy and Logan Take 2015 AFP World Titles


WHISTLER/BLACKCOMB, Canada (April 14, 2015) – Bobby Brown (Denver, CO), Annalisa Drew (Andover, MA) and Torin Yater-Wallace (Aspen, CO) all claimed World Championships titles at Whistler’s Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Championships. Lyman Currier (Boulder, CO), McRae Williams (Park City, UT) and Devin Logan (West Dover,...

Success Through Teamwork


TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More. It’s a saying that is posted in many youth sports locker rooms around the country. And it’s no secret: the most successful teams in any sport are marked by great teamwork. History celebrates the great partnership between two players or the seemingly average group of individuals who work together...

10 Greatest Moments of the Freeskiing Season


This year’s American freeskiing squad stood on the podium at nearly every event they entered, nabbing 28 podium finishes—six of them first places—from 11 different team members. Talk about strength in numbers. Here’s a look back at the top moments of 2015.


Play Positive Poll: Behavior in the Stands


During a youth sports game, you have probably witnessed a parent being “that mom” or “that dad.” You know the one who is shouting out directions, gets overly emotional by yelling and screaming, or tells the coach what to do. Perhaps you have been “that parent” at one time or another. However parents and fans play a critical role in setting the...

Wallasch Wins Junior Worlds Skicross


VALMALENCO, Italy (April 2, 2015) – On the ninth and final day of 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships competition, Tyler Wallasch (Acton, CA) stole the show earning his first Junior World’s skicross title in a heated race.

Four Americans Medal at Junior Worlds


VALMALENCO, Italy (March 30, 2015) – Birk Irving (Winter Park, CO – U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Team), Caroline Claire (Wilmington, VT – Stratton Mountain School) Jake Mageau (Bend, OR – Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation) and Anna Gorham (Bend, OR) all took home medals at the 2015 FIS Junior World Ski Championships slopestyle and halfpipe...

Earn $2500 For Your Team


Have you registered your youth sports team or organization for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge for your chance to earn $2,500? Now is the time to get started for the Pledge Spring Season.

Remember the Pledge is a competition and you need to recruit...

Four Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship From the Stands


Good sportsmanship happens both on the hill and in the stands. As a parent and a fan, you play an important role in establishing and maintaining good sportsmanship. Learn how you can be a role model for your child with the Four Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship from the Stands.

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