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Concussion Considerations Google+ Hangout

10/20/2014

Youth sports don’t involve the same dangerous blend of power, size and speed as professional sports. However, they still carry risks of physical injury. As a result, certain safety precautions should always be taken to ensure maximum safety during competition.

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TAKE 5 with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Kyle Wilkens

10/13/2014

Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are still physical risks involved.

Safety precautions should be taken in every sport, and at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage coaches and parents to educate themselves on where to find information on...

Protecting the Head: Concussion Management

10/06/2014

Youth sports might not seem as dangerous as professional sports, but there are physical risks none the less. Safety precautions should be taken in every sport, and at Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ we encourage coaches and parents to educate themselves on where to find information on preventing and...

How to Encourage Your Youth Athlete

09/29/2014

Youth athletes, like everyone else, need to be praised. Parents who support their youth athletes by regularly showing love and encouragement are helping them become better team players. Plus, children who are frequently encouraged are more optimistic, better able to handle criticism, more coachable and more likely to listen and respond without...

Get Started Today and Earn $2500

09/22/2014

It is not too late to participate in the Fall period of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Pledge

World Cup Coming to Squaw Valley

09/19/2014

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (Sept.17, 2014) - The fast-paced excitement of skicross and snowboardcross will come to Squaw Valley March 4-8, 2015, with the resort hosting an Audi FIS Skicross World Cup and FIS Snowboard World Cup. This will be the first time the International Ski Federation has brought a World Cup event to Squaw Valley since the FIS...
TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Willie Borm

09/16/2014

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.

Being a Positive Sport Parent means not only keeping your emotions in check on game day, but also always remaining supportive and respectful of your youth athlete – as...

Being a Positive Sport Parent

09/08/2014

It is important to be supportive and respectful, not only of your child, but also of the others on the team and of the coaches. As a parent, you have the power to help shape your youth athlete’s attitude about sports. 

It’s natural to get excited when watching your child compete but it is important to keep your emotions in check on the...

Take the Pledge to Promote Good Sportsmanship and Earn $2500

09/02/2014

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....

Remembering Why We Play Sports

08/26/2014

Reminiscing about the days when you played on your first sports team probably puts a big smile on your face. The friends you made, the coaches who helped train you, and all the fun you had taught you that there's more to the game than just winning or losing.

Unfortunately, many children today are not learning some of those same lessons...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Andy Woods

08/18/2014

From lifelong friendships to powerful life lessons to everlasting memories of thrilling victories, there are many reasons for your kids to play sports.

As a parent, you can encourage your kids to participate in, or at least try, youth sports. With so many other factors and activities pulling them in different directions, it’s important...

Why Play Sports?

08/11/2014

The lifelong friends you’ve made. The coaches you will never forget. The fun you had with the teammates who taught you there is more to sports than wins and losses. These are just a few of the reasons why you wouldn’t trade your youth sports experiences for anything in the world.

But will your children enjoy similar experiences?

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Introducing Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™

08/04/2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance is excited to announce our Responsible Sports program is now called the Liberty Mutual Insurance...

Athlete Spotlight: Nick Goepper

08/01/2014

Nick Goepper's burst on to the freeskiing scene may have started on a small hill in the Midwest, but it's clear fans are going to see big things from the Olympic bronze medalist in the coming seasons. Nick is ramping up for the 2014-2015 season with some summer training (he just released a ...

Athlete Spotlight: Julia Krass

07/29/2014

Coming into the 2013-2014 season, the Olympics weren’t the first thing on Julia Krass’ mind. But, at just 16 years old, a victory at the last Grand Prix tour event in Park City secured her the coveted coaches’ discretionary nomination to the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team for slopestyle skiing. She finished 11th in Sochi in a field of...

Goal Setting With Your Youth Athlete

07/28/2014

Sports offer kids a unique opportunity to set, manage, and strive for personal goals in a fun and constructive environment, but they can’t do it alone.

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...

Accidents Happen. Call in Relief.

07/21/2014

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance understands the responsibility that comes with...

TAKE 5 with U.S. Freeskiing’s Ben Verge

07/14/2014

When our youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best, victory is won on and off the hill. Encouraging our kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team – in a variety of ways.

Athletes who come to realize that personal development can be even more rewarding than a win are...

When Players Give Their Personal Best Everyone Wins

07/09/2014

Victory is won on and off the course when youth athletes strive to achieve their personal best. Encouraging kids to set individual goals and focus on maximum personal effort benefits both the player and the team in a variety of ways. Players who come to realize that personal development can feel even better...

The Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

07/02/2014

For our kids, practicing and focusing on the sport they love is an important part of playing youth sports.  However, specializing in one sport from an early age can cause them to miss out on a number of benefits that could prove beneficial as they mature.

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