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Responsible Sports Download: Brush off Mistakes

03/31/2014, 4:45pm MDT
By USAHockey.com

At Liberty Mutual Insurance we believe that a setback presents every athlete with a chance to come back.

And not just to come back…but to come back even stronger than ever before.

Thanks to the shared insight, experience and advice from our world-class athletes and coaches, both you and your young athlete can rest assured knowing that incredible and inspiring comebacks do happen.

In fact, they happen every day. In every sport. At every level.

Often the key to a strong comeback lies in a strong mental attitude and approach. This is a skill that every athlete can learn to practice and hone, starting right now, wherever they are.

Even better, you can help them perfect this vital part of their game.

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.

You and your kids will both enjoy this helpful and easy-to-use handout, which was developed with the help of our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance. It doesn’t take long to learn these skills or put them into play. But the positive results can last a lifetime.

Visit ResponsibleSports.com to learn more about how you can help promote sportsmanship in youth sports.

At Liberty Mutual Insurance, we constantly look for ways to celebrate the countless acts of responsibility shown by people every day. We created Responsible Sports, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance, as part of this belief to help ensure that our kids experience the best that sports have to offer in environments that promote and display responsibility. We believe kids can learn valuable life lessons when coaches and parents come together to support winning on and off the field. Join the Responsible Sports movement!

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Sept. 1, 2015 | More than 40,000 spectators, plus a national television audience, watched the Little League World Series this past Sunday on a glorious afternoon in Pennsylvania. There were smiles, cheers, entertainment and the noticeable absence of demand for those 12- and 13-year-olds to pitch from 60 feet, six inches or run 90 feet between the bases like their professional baseball heroes.

Right-sized baseball and softball fields, along with age-appropriate rule modifications, have been accepted wisdom in youth baseball for more than 50 years.

Coincidentally, while Little League was paring to its finalists, U.S. Soccer announced a nationwide initiative to improve youth skill development. The centerpiece was a shift to small-sided game formats and field sizes to be phased in across the country by August 2017. As part of the new plan, American soccer at U6, U7 and U8 will be played 4v4 on a pitch approximately one-eighth the size of an adult soccer field. Nine- and 10-year-olds will play 7v7 on a one-quarter-scale pitch. Not until age 13 will players begin competing 11v11 on a regulation adult-sized pitch.

“Our number one goal is to improve our players down the road, and these initiatives will help us do that,” said Tab Ramos, U.S. Soccer’s youth technical director. “In general, we would like for players to be able to process information faster, and when they are in this (new) environment, they are going to learn to do that. Fast forward 10 years, and there are thousands of game situations added to a player’s development.”

With this change, American soccer will join sports like baseball, basketball, hockey and tennis, all of which have embraced the skill-development benefits of age-appropriate playing dimensions and competition formats (see chart below).

Those benefits are at the core of USA Hockey’s American Development Model, which was recently praised by the Sports Business Journal as a “trailblazing program.”

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