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The ROOTS Of The Game

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Watch youth sport coaches from around the country put the principles from Play Positive and Positive Coaching Alliance to work with their athletes.

Coaches have an opportunity to teach important life lessons through sports. One such lesson is respect, which we teach through Honoring The Game. While it’s not always easy to convey these messages to young players, this example shows how you can make the connection between the sport the kids love to play and the importance of respecting its major components. Here the coach talks about PCA's message to respect "ROOTS" (Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self.

This video features PCA Trainer Molly Hellerman. A former professional soccer player, Hellerman has coached at the collegiate, youth and club levels across the country and is currently a consultant in the non-profit sector with a specific focus on leadership, strategy and business plans in the youth, sport and education sectors. She continues to play soccer for the Olympic Club's soccer team and sits on their foundation's committee.

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