is devoted to American youth sports and the positive influence they have in our communities and schools. Through our partnerships with National Sport Governing bodies in softball, soccer, wrestling, hockey, and youth sport experts at Positive Coaching Alliance
provides valuable resources for parents and coaches of youth athletics.
In one of many podcasts and videos available on Responsible Sports, World Cup and Olympic Champion soccer player Brandi Chastain shares personal insights on becoming "The Kind of Player You Want to Be". In this episode
, she talks with Responsible Sports about how athletes deal with transition, bouncing back from injury, truly inspiring coaching and her favorite memories from the U.S. Women's National Team and Women’s World Cup.
"Well, I learned a valuable life lesson from my grandfather. We were very, very close. He came to all my games. It didn’t matter if it was here in the Bay Area or across the country or anywhere, he would be there. And, when I was very, very little, he would give me two scoops-- He would give me one scoop of ice cream for a goal I scored. So, that was exciting. But he gave me two scoops of ice cream if I had an assist. And to this day, I value the importance of the giving, you know, versus the receiving, and how helping somebody else achieve something like scoring a goal feels so good. And I probably developed a greater appreciation and love of making an assist than scoring a goal as my career went on."
To learn more about Responsible Sports, including downloading valuable tools like, "how to help your athletes bounce back from mistakes," visit ResponsibleSports.com
. The Liberty Mutual Responsible SportsTM
program supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help our children succeed both on and off the field. We offer many youth sports resources
including $2,500 community grants, instructional videos, weekly tips, peer and expert advice, and coursework for those interested in improving the youth sports experience for all involved.