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Tips to Provide a Positive Youth Sports Experience

04/27/2015

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

04/20/2015

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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Success Through Teamwork

04/13/2015

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...

9 Best Moments of the Season

04/10/2015

American snowboarders have a history of dominating podiums and the 2014-15 season was no different. The U.S. athletes graced the podium of every major event in snowboarding from the first U.S. Sprint Grand Prix in Copper Mountain to the US Open in Vail and almost everything in between—including 30 podium finishes and...

Play Positive Poll: Behavior in the Stands

04/06/2015

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...

Earn $2500 For Your Team

03/30/2015

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...

Kim Claims Rev Tour Slopestyle Title

03/24/2015

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (March 22, 2015)- The fourth and final stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour took place in Mammoth Mountain, CA with X Games halfpipe gold medalist Chloe Kim (La Palma, CA) taking the slopestyle win and the overall slopestyle tour title.

Fellow U.S. Team member Nik Baden (Steamboat Springs, CO) landed back-to-back 1080s...

Faye Gulini Visits Kids in Kyrgyzstan

03/24/2015

In the middle of February and the height of snowboarding season, Faye Gulini took a break from snowboardcross to fly to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. But the trip was not for a competition. Instead, Gulini visited three schools to meet teenagers, and taught a group of 30 kids at an orphanage how to...

Four Ways to Practice Good Sportsmanship From the Stands

03/23/2015

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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Deibold and Jacobellis Podium at SBX Finals

03/21/2015

LA MOLINA, Spain (March 21, 2015)—Alex Deibold (Manchester Center, VT) and Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT) claimed podium spots at the third and final FIS World Cup snowboardcross in La Molina.

Olympic silver medalist and four-time World Champion Jacobellis fought through the heavy, wet snow blanketing the Pyrenees to take...

Hall Of Fame Induction Set for Steamboat

03/17/2015

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (March 17, 2015) – America’s Ski Town U.S.A, Steamboat Springs, will honor 10 new inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as the site of the annual induction ceremony capping off the April 6-12 Skiing History Week in the famous Colorado resort. The celebration of skiing history coincides with the centennial of...

Sportsmanship From The Stands for Youth Sports Parents

03/16/2015

It’s easy to get caught up in the game.  3rd down, 2 yards to go, the quarterback sets and throws and – ohhh – the wide receiver drops the ball.  In an effort to chase down the puck, a defenseman mistakenly scores an own-goal. Your heart sinks. And with the game on the line, the center simply misses both free throws and the team...

Barrett Wins Junior Worlds Halfpipe

03/15/2015

YABULI, China (Mar. 15, 2015)—The Junior World Championships American halfpipe team cleaned house in Yabuli, China on Sunday. On live TV broadcast around China, Madison Barrett (West Chesterfield, NH) took home the gold and Clara Jenner (Salt Lake City, UT)—the top junior—earned the bronze. On the men’s side, Toby Miller (Truckee, CA) and Chase...

SBX World Cup Kicks Off in Veysonnaz

03/14/2015

VEYSONNAZ, Switzerland (Mar. 14, 2015)—Due to poor snow conditions, the FIS Snowboardcross World Cup season opener finally kicked off on Saturday in Veysonnaz, Switzerland.

Chase Josey Wins Double Pipe

03/12/2015

ASPEN, CO (Mar. 12, 2015)—For two years in a row, Red Bull has hosted the Double Pipe, a masterpiece of snow-innovation, putting two 22-foot halfpipes side-by-side with rails, wallrides, channels, a skatepark-esque bottom section and other unique features. For two years in a row, Chase Josey (Hailey, ID) has been a major standout, winning the...

Justin Reiter: Child of the Tour

03/11/2015

USSA columnist Tom Kelly takes a look at Justin Reiter's thrilling parallel slalom victory in Moscow.

Healey Wins Junior Worlds Gold

03/10/2015

YABULI, China (Mar. 10, 2015)—Nora Healey (Plymouth, NH; Waterville Valley/BBTS) won the first gold medal of the 19th FIS Junior World Championships in Yabuli, China in snowboard slopestyle, and Red Gerard (Silverthorne, CO; U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team) nabbed the Top Rookie Award.

Have You Met With Your Child’s Coach?

03/09/2015

Your child’s coach plays a significant role in their overall youth sports experience and athletic development. Positive youth sports parents not only want a positive experience for their youth athlete, but hope their child learns the important lessons that sports can teach like good sportsmanship, respect,...

Clark Wins Eighth US Open

03/07/2015

VAIL, CO (Mar. 7, 2015) — Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) led a U.S. team sweep in the women’s halfpipe competition at the 33rd annual Burton US Open in Vail, CO. 14-year-old Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) and local Coloradan Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO) rounded out the podium taking second and third, respectively.

First Win for Justin Reiter

03/07/2015

MOSCOW, Russia (March 7, 2015) - American Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) stayed strong and steady all night long to pickup his first FIS Snowboard World Cup victory winning a parallel slalom city event in Moscow. Reiter came from behind in a close matchup with Austria’s Benjamin Carl to take a come-from-behind victory.

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