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Rewards can motivate and unite a team

LM_image_4.2In an effort to try to improve player performance, coaches sometimes inadvertantley focus on weak plays, lack of leadership or poorly executed skills. But Responsible Coaches know filling tanks and positively motivating players brings out better outcomes.

In this video, a youth soccer coach realizes that reward best motivates and unites her team. She shares what she calls "the Sugar Shaker Award," successful both for what it represents and how it is awarded.

This video and many more like it are available to parents and coaches on, along with other helpful resources that include Weekly Coaching or Parenting Tips, Ask the Expert and much more.

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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.