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Training Camp –Preparing Athletes for Next Season


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


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


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


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


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.

Teter Runs for the Special Olympics


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


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


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


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


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.

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

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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