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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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Riders Take On Superpark 19


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.


U.S. Snowboarding 2015-16 Team Nominations


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


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


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


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...

4 Snowboarders Named Among Unstoppable Women of Action Sports


ESPN's X Games named 20 women to their list of Unstoppable Women of Action Sports, including Lindsey Jacobellis, who earned her ninth career X Games gold medal in snowboardercross, Kelly Clark, one of the most...

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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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...

9 Best Moments of the Season


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...