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Kelly Clark Wins ESPY Award

07/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2015) - After walking the red carpet at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA with celebrities and other sports stars on Wednesday night, Kelly Clark (Mammoth Mountain, CA) was surprised with an ESPY award before the show. 

Play Positive Poll: Respecting Officials

06/29/2015

We are losing officials in youth sports because athletes, coaches, and worst of all fans, are not showing them good sportsmanship. Officials are people too and deserve the same respect as your teammates and opponents.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® asks you, what step will you take to...

Clark Nominated for an ESPY Award

06/24/2015

The 2015 ESPYS nominations were announced on Wednesday and included was Kelly Clark as a candidate for Best Female Action Sports Athlete

The ESPYS commemorate the past year in sports by "recognizing...

Training Camp –Preparing Athletes for Next Season

06/22/2015

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive® along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created Training Camp with tools and resources to help you prepare your youth athlete for the season.  

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Building Houses in Mexico #USSAGivesBack

06/16/2015

The sunburned and sore athletes of U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding returned stateside last Monday after a recent service trip to Mexico. While happy to take hot showers after a long weekend of building homes, all they could talk about was when they could return and help another family.

The trip, led by Hope Sports and More Than...

Respecting Officials: Your Playbook for the Game

06/16/2015

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...

IOC Approves Big Air for 2018

06/09/2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 8, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved big air snowboarding and an alpine team event as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air.

Respecting Officials

06/08/2015

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

06/04/2015

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.

Teter Runs for the Special Olympics

06/01/2015

Hannah Teter’s pride and joy is not just about her Olympic gold and silver medals, her World Cup victories and her World Championships bronze. While those are impressive accomplishments in her storied career, her real passion is for the Special Olympics and the work she’s done for the organization.

Play Positive Poll: Losing Your Cool

06/01/2015

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...

Brian Boitano Teaches Deibold to Poach an Egg

05/28/2015

After claiming a podium spot at the World Cup SBX Finals, Olympic medalist Alex Deibold tackles a new quest in the offseason: making a kale salad.

As a part of Team USA’s new series Cooking With Team USA and Brian Boitano, the famed figure skater coaches Deibold through his first poached egg and creating a nutritious...

WATCH: Ben Ferguson Charges in Alaska

05/26/2015

After winning the Red Bull Double Pipe this season alongside his older brother Gabe, 20-year-old Ben Ferguson took off to Alaska with pro snowboarders Pat Moore and John Jackson for an epic adventure. Filmed for episode 9 of Red Bull's ...

Helpful Resources for Parents & Youth Athletes

05/26/2015

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

05/18/2015

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.

View the slideshow 5 Tips From The Pros On Keeping Your Cool.

Riders Take On Superpark 19

05/18/2015

Chas Guldemond, Taylor Gold, Brandon Davis and more headed the 19th annual Superpark session in Seven Springs, PA. After hitting huge features for a week, their sponsor NEFF put together an edit to show you what the week is like.

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U.S. Snowboarding 2015-16 Team Nominations

05/11/2015

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

Keeping Your Cool

05/11/2015

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 what...

Ladies Play at Amusement Park

05/04/2015

Kimmy Fasani, competition veteran and current backcountry film star, hosted her third annual Amusement Park at Mammoth Mountain—a private photo shoot celebrating women’s progression in snowboarding. Included in this...

Play Positive Poll: Improving Teamwork

05/04/2015

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...

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