Rio Rancho Soccer Club earns Liberty Mutual grant

Rio Rancho Soccer Club earns $2,500 grant from Liberty Mutual for using a responsible approach to mentoring kids!


The Rio Rancho Soccer Club just proved that when a tight-knit community comes together, it can accomplish big things – in this case, a $2,500 grant from Liberty Mutual Insurance to help them offset the costs of running a youth sports organization.
Rio Rancho parents, coaches, and club officials earned the grant through a grassroots effort to get as many community members as possible to complete an online quiz on sports mentoring. The quiz comes from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Program, an online community found at that helps adults maximize the positive role they play in young athletes’ lives, through helpful blogs, videos, and curriculum. The program is a partnership between Liberty Mutual, Positive Coaching Alliance, and a number of national youth sport organizations including U.S. Youth Soccer.
“The Responsible Sports Program helped our soccer club in two ways,” said Rio Rancho Soccer Club president Matt Geisel. “One, the grant from Liberty Mutual will allow us to invest in the future of our club. Two, by encouraging hundreds of Rio Rancho parents and coaches to learn about positive sports mentoring, we’ve created a true alliance on the sidelines. Having parents and coaches on the same page will lead to a fun, constructive learning environment for our kids.”
Each completed quiz counted for one point, and at nearly 260 points, Rio Rancho Soccer was among an elite group of 20 youth organizations across the country that completed enough quizzes to win the $2,500 grants.