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Play Positive™ Parenting

Welcome youth soccer parents! Liberty Mutual Insurance is proud to partner with US Youth Soccer to bring the youth soccer community the Play Positive™ program. Play Positive™ gives you the tools, resources, tips and advice you need to help kids experience the best that youth sports have to offer.  
 
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Congratulations to US Youth Soccer clubs who earned $2,500 from Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ is excited to announce that four US Youth Soccer clubs earned $2,500 each in the Fall 2014 Pledge.
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Chance to earn $2,500 by promoting good sportsmanship

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge is open for the Winter Season! Now is the time to sign up your organization or team for a chance to earn $2,500.
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TAKE 5 with Shannon MacMillan

U.S. Women’s National Team legend and US Youth Soccer alum Shannon MacMillan shares her thoughts on how youth athletes, coaches and Positive Sport Parents can help prevent, treat and overcome injuries.​
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Play It Safe

Even though minor injuries are often unavoidable, at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we believe it is a smart policy to take measures to help prevent serious and costly injuries and to limit, identify and treat injuries when they do happen.
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Everything for US Youth Soccer fans in one place!

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ welcomes youth soccer parents, coaches and fans to our partner page with US Youth Soccer!
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Tips and Resources from Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™

Get expert advice, exclusive tools and unique insights from the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ team - delivered right to your Inbox!
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Coaches – Receive valuable feedback from parents today!

With the free, easy-to-use, online tool youth sport coaches can gain valuable insights into parents overall satisfaction and identify areas to be celebrated as well as areas of improvement.
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Last chance to earn $2,500

The fall Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge closes on October 15!
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How To Encourage Your Youth Athlete

When providing your child with advice, it’s helpful to mix specific, truthful pieces of praise with each critique.
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George Kuntz | The Importance Of Parents

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ invites you to listen to Director of Coaching for Hawaii Youth Soccer Association, George Kuntz. Kuntz provides tips to parents who are coaching their own children or cheering from the sidelines.
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TAKE 5 with US Youth Soccer’s Pearse Tormey

When watching your child play sports, it’s natural to get excited. But it’s also important to make sure you always act as a Positive Sport Parent – on game day and beyond. Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive sat down with US Youth Soccer coach and Carolina Elite Soccer Academy Co-Executive Director Pearse Tormey to get his thoughts on what it means to be a Positive Sport Parent.
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Being a Positive Sport Parent

As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports.
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Take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship and Earn $2,500

Since 2007, Liberty Mutual Insurance has donated more than half-a-million dollars to deserving youth sports teams, leagues and organizations. The Play Positive™ Pledge, our latest program, seeks to continue that tradition of rewarding teams who demonstrate a commitment to sportsmanship and playing positive.​
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Remembering Why We Play Sports

Download this helpful tool from Play Positive to remember why we play sports.
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TAKE 5 with US Youth Soccer’s Mike Zile

Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ sat down with US Youth Soccer Coach Mike Zile to get his thoughts on the importance of playing sports along with the life lessons he learned.
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Why Play Sports?

To help get you thinking about the ways to frame and discuss the many rewards of participating in sports to your kids, Liberty Mutual Insurance has outlined four of the central benefits of youth sports participation: Fitness, Friendship, Wisdom and Focus.
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Introducing Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™

Liberty Mutual Insurance is excited to announce that our Responsible Sports program is now called the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ program.
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Goal Setting with your Youth Athlete

Youth athletes need the support of coaches and parents to establish effort-focused and outcome-focused goals that allow them to test their respective limits, learn from individual challenges, and realize personal victories.
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Principles | Effort Goals

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports invites you to listen to a youth soccer coach talk about the differences between effort goals, such as hustling and passing, rather than outcome goals, such as winning on the scoreboard.
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TAKE 5 with US Youth Soccer Coach Dustin Taylor

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sat down with US Youth Soccer coach Dustin Taylor to get his thoughts on personal bests, personal statistics and personal records.
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When Players Give Their Personal Best, Everyone Wins

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports offers helpful tips on how to encourage and inspire youth players to achieve their personal best.
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The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports shares how playing multiple sports as a youth athlete offers up new learning experiences, the chance to grow both mentally and physically and protect against our youth athlete burning out.
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TAKE 5 with Zach Loyd

Branching out from just one sport offers youth athletes both physical and mental benefits, from enhancing current skills to learning to appreciate the new skills required by a different sport.
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Four Ways Playing Multiple Sports Can Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete

It's exciting to watch your children excel at the sports they love. Working hard toward a personal best or perfecting a specific technique are critical to success, but let’s not forget that playing multiple sports can be tremendously beneficial in the long run.
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New Survey Identifies Decline in Sportsmanship

A new national survey of 2,000 youth sports parents and coaches by Liberty Mutual Insurance illuminates a troubling decline in what some would say is the most important lesson of youth sports: sportsmanship.
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Starting the Sportsmanship Conversation

As a parent, what can you do to fight poor sportsmanship?
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The Sugar Shaker Award – A Symbolic Reward

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports invites you to listen to a youth soccer coach explain what the Sugar Shaker Award is and how she uses it to motivate players to help each other during practice.​
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TAKE 5 with US Youth Soccer Referee Donavan Eubank

Good sportsmanship really does matter.
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Teach Youth Athletes Good Sportsmanship

While parents cheer for their kids on the sidelines, it’s also imperative for them to be positive role models and strong examples of what it means to be a good sport.
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Great Athletes Cover All Their Bases with a Plan A, B and C

In the unpredictable and fast-moving world of sports, extra effort goes hand in hand with proper preparation. If an athlete wants to be great and win, they’ve got to prepare great too. And to prepare great, they’ve got to have more than just a Plan A. They’ve got to have a Plan A, B and C.
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Take Five with Carlsbad United FC's Michael Duggan

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports sat down with Carlsbad United FC’s Director of Coaching Michael Duggan to get his thoughts on preparing for the unexpected.
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Mike Freitag Provides Advice on Being a Supportive Parent from the Sidelines

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports invites you to listen to Director of Coaching for Colorado Youth Soccer Mike Freitag share his advice to parents on how to be supportive from the sidelines.​
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Encourage Your Young Athlete to Prepare For the Unexpected

In sports, there is one given – expect the unexpected. Liberty Mutual Insurance offers helpful tips and tactics for preparing for the unexpected.
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Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes

To help your kid best brush off setbacks and brush up on his or her mental game, download our “Brush Off Mistakes” handout right now.
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Soccer Videos & Podcasts on Responsible Sports

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports invites you to watch and listen to prominent former athletes and coaches share their insight on Responsible Sports from their own sports careers.
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Take Five with US Youth Soccer’s Sam Snow

Every athlete experiences a setback during his or her career. That’s just part of sports. But with every setback, there’s also a chance to come back.
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Help Your Young Athlete Go From Setback…To Comeback

Sports present a unique opportunity for our kids to learn this valuable life lesson. Each and every experience, both positive and negative, helps our kids develop as an athlete and as a person.
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How to handle a great win or tough loss

Speak to your youth athletes about how to handle a great win or a tough loss.
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Life Lessons from Team USA Athletes

Our American athletes were thousands of miles away in Sochi competing against the very best of the world, and our kids were watching these men and women on TV in awe, wondering how they got there.
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Get in the Olympic Spirit with Tim Howard

Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports invites you to get into the Olympic spirit by listening to U.S. Soccer and Everton English Club goalkeeper Tim Howard.
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Watch U.S. Olympic Athletes RISE in Sochi

Liberty Mutual Insurance is very proud to sponsor Team Liberty Mutual, a roster of 13 U.S. Winter Olympic and Paralympic stars and hopefuls who have persisted through many setbacks to come back.
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The Importance of Keeping Emotional Tanks Full

A young athlete’s Emotional Tank™ is a bit like a car’s gas tank. When it’s full, he or she can go anywhere they want in youth sports!
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This Season, Don’t Lose More Than a Game

If you happen to return from a win to find that someone has broken into the house, you’d be facing a loss you didn’t plan on.
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How Can You Honor Soccer?

Responsible Sports wants your children’s youth sports experience to be positive. Responsible Sport Parents and Coaches can achieve this by "Honoring the Game."
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What’s an Effort Goal?

Watch a youth soccer coach converse about effort goals, as opposed to outcome goals, with her team.
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