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Cobi Jones: A Captain's Responsibility

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this podcast, Syer talks with former three time USA Soccer World Cup Midfielder and National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones. Cobi discusses the mental aspect of soccer and provides some useful tips to youth athletes about playing multiple sports. Cobi also emphasizes the important responsibility that a team captain has on and off the field. Here's where you'll find Cobi talking about featured topics:

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Syer is the former President of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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