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Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ along with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), have created this helpful Toolkit with tools and resources to help you provide a fun and positive youth sports experience for your kids.

Download the Liberty Mutual Insurance Play Positive™ Tools to motivate and encourage your youth athlete, understand and promote good sportsmanship in youth sports, help keep your kids safe while playing sports, ensure a positive game day experience and much more.

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Sportsmanship Conversation

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How To Encourage Your Youth Athlete

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Why Play Sports

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Benefits of Playing Multiple Sports

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Beat Stress

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Fueling For Game Day

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Protect Your Youth Athlete's Head

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10 Ways To Help Avoid Sports Injuries

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Game Day Tips For Parents

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Rules, Opponents, Officials, Team, Self

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Parent and Coach Conversations

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Brush Off Mistakes

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Filling Kid's Emotional Tanks

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ELM Tree of Mastery
Effort    Learn  
Mistakes Are Ok

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Goal Setting
100 Point Exercise

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  • Heather Petri | Be Confident

    In this episode, Tina Syer, Chief Impact Officer of Positive Alliance steps in for Jim and talks with Heather Petri, four-time USA Water Polo Olympian. Heather shares how she transitioned from swimming to water polo and why she did not specialize in just one sport growing up. She also talks about her coaches, including Don Heidary, and how they contributed to her success. Lastly, Heather reflects on her Olympic experience and how she achieved four medals, including a 2012 gold.

  • Keith Yandle | The Golden Rule

    In this podcast, Tina Syer, Chief Impact Officer of Positive Coaching Alliance, steps in for Jim and talks with Keith Yandle, USA Hockey Olympic hopeful. Keith talks about how he developed from being a somewhat reckless youth player into a controlled professional. He also explains why he chose to pursue professional hockey over going to college and reveals his other favorite playing position as a kid.

  • Cody Bickley | Understand Your Weakness

    In this episode, Tina Syer, Chief Impact Officer of Positive Alliance, steps in for Jim and talks with Cody Bickley, recent Manager of Coaches Education for USA Wresting. Cody shares how it was to grow up with a father who was a wrestling coach and the relationship they shared. He also talks about how to get started in wrestling, along with what to look for in a good coach. Lastly, he discusses the Coaches Education program at USA Wrestling and some of their core principles. He also shares his advice for new and veteran wrestling coaches.

  • Most important reason for not breaking the rules/cheating?

    Despite the saying, “Cheaters never win”, sometimes they do by not following the rules. We asks you, what reason do you give to your athlete for not breaking the rules/cheating?

  • 6 Reasons to Play by the Rules

    Cheaters never win, right? Unfortunately, sometimes they do win when you look up at the scoreboard. But we play sports for more than just the results on the scoreboard. And playing by the rules is important. We present the top 6 reasons why you should always play by the rules.

  • Respect the Rules: Fake Fouls & Flopping

    Guidelines for parents and coaches to help encourage athletes to respect the rules and play fair.