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Jim Liston: Creating An Environment To Succeed

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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.

Former Chivas USA strength and conditioning coach and former Los Angeles Galaxy coaching staff member and AYSO Coach Jim Liston shares his experience as a coach including how to create an environment to succeed. He also shares his advice regarding weight training, the pros and cons of specializing in one sport and minimizing the risk of injury for your players. Lastly, he shares his personal experiences coaching top soccer athletes. Here's where you'll find Jim talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization- 21:20
  • Injury- 24:35

Jim Thompson is the founder and Executive Director 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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