Each year, we put our kids in the hands of youth soccer coaches.
These coaches have a TOUGH job -- teaching the game of soccer,
managing rosters and equal playing time issues, ensuring players
safety, managing parents and referees, and ultimately trying to lead
their team to victory. Some coaches go above and beyond -- they make
sure issues like character, sportsmanship and our kids overall
well-being are an important part of their job. They are what are called
Liberty Mutual started an award to recongize these unsung heroes. And
between now and August 31st you can nominate your soccer coach for
this award. Last season, 88 coaches from around the country were
recognized by not only Liberty Mutual, but in local newspapers and TV
shows and by youth sports organizations.
This year they will select one coach per state - regardless of the
sport - who best represents Responsible Coaching. The winner gets a
trophy and a $250 gift card but will also be recognized by Liberty
Mutual on the Responsible Sports website and the US Youth Soccer website.
To nominate your coach, go to www.ResponsibleSports.com/Award. Deadline is August 31st.