September 24, 2007 10:00 PM
US Youth Soccer is partnering with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company to promote Responsible Sports™, a program dedicated to championing and celebrating youth coaches around the country. The youth soccer family – coaches, parents, administrators and volunteers – are encouraged to visit ResponsibleSports.com, where they will find coaching resources, helpful tips for parents, advice from experts and community spaces to share ideas and opinions. Coaches and parents can both take a short online tutorial to become recognized as a Responsible Coach or Responsible Sports Parent.
Responsible Coaching Awards
As part of the program, Liberty Mutual announces the Responsible Coaching Awards which recognizes youth soccer coaches demonstrating responsibility, integrity and excellence both on and off the field. Responsible coaches from each state will be honored for their volunteerism, dedication and responsibility to the game through the Responsible Sports program.
Coaches, parents, administrators and volunteers are encouraged to nominate Responsible Coaches in their communities. Each state winner will receive a $500 cash donation for their organization, as well as special recognition on ResponsibleSports.com and USYouthSoccer.org.
Responsible Sports Community Sports Grants
In addition, Liberty Mutual is awarding Responsible Sports Community Sports Grants to 20 communities nationwide. Organizations directing the most coaches and parents through the Liberty Mutual Responsible Coaching or Responsible Sport Parenting online course will win a $2,500 grant to help defray the cost of coaching education, new equipment and field maintenance.
Please click the following links to learn more about the various Responsible Sports programs.
Responsible Sports Coaching
Responsible Sports Parenting
Responsible Sports Community Grants
Responsible Sports Coaching Awards
For more information, please visit ResponsibleSports.com.