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Lauren Wenger: Make Youth Sports Fun

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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 Water Polo Silver and Gold Medalist Lauren Wenger. Lauren shares how having a parent that played water polo influenced her career and provides advice to youth sport parents on how to support their children. She also talks about how she handled having siblings that played the same sport as she did. Lastly she encourages youth athletes to play multiple sports growing up and have as much fun as possible while doing so. Here's where you'll find Lauren talking about featured topics:

  • Specialization- 3:40
  • Injury- 20:40

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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