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Play Positive Poll: Respecting Opponents


Name calling, refusing to shake hands, fake fouls and fights during games are just a few acts of poor sportsmanship we see in all levels of sports.  As a positive sport parent or coach, we want to teach kids good sportsmanship, including respecting opponents. There are several important lessons to teach kids when it comes to respecting...

Reiter Podiums in Ashikawa


ASHIKAWA, Japan (Mar. 1, 2015)—On a snowy day in Ashikawa, Japan, Olympian Justin Reiter (Steamboat Springs, CO) took home his best FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup result, nabbing second place at the parallel slalom on Saturday.

Americans Take Three Grand Prix Halfpipe Podiums


PARK CITY, UT (March 1, 2015)—Even with fresh snow on Park City Mountain Resort’s halfpipe, the Americans were able to pull off a successful day in front of the home crowd at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix snowboard halfpipe comp. Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took the win—her second FIS World Cup victory of the season—while Arielle Gold (Steamboat...

Grand Prix Podium Sweep at Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2015)—The skies were grey and the light flat, but it didn’t matter, as the men threw down an unbelievable podium sweep at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, UT. Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) walked away with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle win, Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) took second and Eric Beauchemin (...

Successful Qualis Sends 8 to Finals in Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 26, 2015)—Thursday marked the end of successful qualifiers for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, with Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT), Arielle Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Taylor Gold (Steamboat Springs, CO), Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Brett Esser (Breckenride, CO), Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO), Gabe Ferguson (Bend, OR) and Greg...

Four Riders Advance to Grand Prix Slope Finals


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 25, 2015) – Snowboarding Sprint U.S. Grand Prix finale action kicked off Wednesday in the King’s Crown terrain park at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) with the Paul Mitchell snowboard slopestyle qualifications. Karly Shorr (Milford, MI), Eric Willet (Breckenridge, CO), Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) and Eric Beuchemin (Grand...

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First World Cup Podiums for Beauchemin and Jenson


STONEHAM, Quebec (Feb. 21, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) took third place in men’s big air and Jessika Jenson (Rigby, ID) second in slopestyle, each earning their first career World Cup podiums at the FIS Snowboarding World Cup in Stoneham, Quebec.

Grand Prix Finale Set for Park City


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 23, 2015) – The final stop on the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix tour will take place Feb. 25- Mar.1 at Park City Mountain Resort. 2014 Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), David Wise (Reno, NV), Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO), Devin Logan (West Dover, VT) and Kelly Clark (West Dover...

10 Ways To Respect Opponents


Good sportsmanship starts with respecting your opponents. Remember: without opponents, there would be no game at all!

Respecting opponents is something that both parents and coaches hope kids learn while participating in youth sports. But what does one do to show respect for opponents?

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Pates Leads U.S. Sweep at Rev Tour


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 14, 2015) – The U.S. Snowboarding rookie team cleaned up at the third stop of the U.S. Revolution Tour in Mammoth Mountain, CA, Feb. 10-13. Jake Pates (Eagle, CO), Redmond Gerard (Dillon, CO) and Chandler Hunt (Park City, UT) swept the podium in men’s slopestyle. Brett Moody (Anchorage, AK) and Julia Marino (Westport...

FIS World Cup Cross Events Canceled


PARK CITY, UT (Feb. 13, 2015) – The USANA Health Sciences International Cross Cup FIS skicross and snowboardcross World Cup schedule for Mar. 4-8 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has been canceled. Squaw Valley has just received more than two feet of snow, however the amount of snow needed to build the World Cup courses is significant, and the...

Practice the Golden Rule in Youth Sports


Chances are you and your kids have witnessed good sportsmanship: football players meeting at mid-field to shake hands, soccer players trading jerseys after the game, or hockey players lining up for post-game high fives.   

And when we think of “sportsmanship”, we oftentimes think of these moments and the idea that we should respect our...

Final Mammoth Grand Prix Events Canceled


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 7, 2015) – The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing and halfpipe snowboarding events scheduled for Feb. 7 at Mammoth Mountain, CA have been canceled due to adverse weather conditions. Olympic medalists Joss Christensen (Park City, UT), Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) and Nick Geopper (Lawrenceburg, IN) were all...

Mammoth Grand Prix Events Postponed


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 5, 2015) – Due to inclement weather in the Sierra Nevada mountains, women’s and men's halfpipe snowboarding and slopestyle skiing qualifications at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix have been postponed.

“Because of the high winds, we decided to postpone both events,” said event organizer Eric Webster. “We want to...

First Grand Prix Wins for Beauchemin and Langland


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – Eric Beauchemin (Grand Blanc, MI) and Hailey Langland (San Clemente, CA) took home top honors in slopestyle snowboarding at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, each nabbing the first major wins of their careers.  Wind was a major factor in the competition, resulting in an abbreviated women’s event and a challenging...

Rev Tour Heads to Mammoth


MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (Feb. 4, 2015) – The next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders will descend upon Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park Feb. 9-13 for the third stop of the 2015 U.S. Revolution Tour. In addition to slopestyle and halfpipe, the Mammoth Mountain stop will host the first ever Revolution Tour big air contest for...

See who earned $2500 from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive


Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce the 10 winners of the Winter Pledge season who each earned $2,500 by encouraging their supporters to take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship. 

The winners of the Winter Pledge season represent a wide range of youth sports – soccer,...

Clark and Kim 1-2 in Burton Euro Open


LAAX, Switzerland (Feb. 1, 2015)- Kelly Clark (Mammoth Lakes, CA) and and Chloe Kim (Torrance, CA) continued their battle for queen of the hill at the Burton European Open, in Laax, Switzerland this weekend taking first and second respectively in women’s halfpipe – flipping the results from X Games a week ago. 
Mastro Wins Third Straight Rev Tour


SEVEN SPRINGS MOUNTAIN RESORT, PA (Jan. 30, 2015)—In blustery, post-Juno snow conditions, Maddie Mastro (Wrightwood, CA) took home her third straight U.S. Revolution Tour win in women’s halfpipe at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA. Mastro along with men’s slopestyle winner, Grant Giller (Salt Lake City, UT) and men’s halfpipe winner, Joshua...