A Winning Approach for Life

Dec. 02, 2013, 10:26 a.m. (ET)

Brought to you by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program

All too often, we put scoreboard results ahead of everything else. Responsible Sport Coaches and Parents, however, take a different approach.

Responsible Sport Coaches and Parents care about the scoreboard, but you care even more deeply about your young volleyball players winning throughout their lives. A Mastery Approach can help.

But what is a Mastery Approach?

A Mastery Approach starts with a handy acronym for your kids to remember: ELM, short for Effort, Learning, and Mistakes.

  1. Effort: Always give 100 percent.
  2. Learning: Learn constantly to improve.
  3. Mistakes are OK: Mistakes are how we learn.

Learn more about a Mastery Approach and how to share it with your youth sports athletes:

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At Liberty Mutual Insurance, we constantly look for ways to celebrate the countless acts of responsibility shown by people every day. We created Responsible Sports, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance, as part of this belief to help ensure that our kids experience the best that sports have to offer in environments that promote and display responsibility. We believe kids can learn valuable life lessons when coaches and parents come together to support winning on and off the field. Join the Responsible Sports movement!

In an effort to benefit millions of youth athletes, parents and coaches, this article is among a series created exclusively for partners in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program, powered by Positive Coaching Alliance.

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