Matt Geisel Wins National Coaching Award
NMYSA would like to congratulate Matt Geisel on being recognized as a Liberty Mutual Responsible Coach. The award honors nearly 100 soccer and football coaches countrywide who best reflect character-building and sportsmanship in their approach to mentoring young athletes. Matt, the current president of Rio Rancho Soccer Club, was awarded $500 in a ceremony on Mar 8, 2008. Geisel was among thousands of coaches countrywide nominated online by parents, peers and organizations between Sep 17 and Dec 7, 2007.
Liberty Mutual launched ResponsibleSports.com last fall in partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance, US Youth Soccer and USA Football. The online resource provides parents and coaches with advice, toolkits and best practices on coaching and mentoring today's youth, so they can maximize the positive role they play in young athletes' lives. For additional information and a photograph, see the announcement.