Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.— Mia Hamm
Fantastic Best Coaches quotations
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
There's a misconception about teamwork.
Teamwork is the ability to have different thoughts about things; it's the ability to argue and stand up and say loud and strong what you feel. But in the end, it's also the ability to adjust to what is the best for the team.
Perhaps the toughest call for a coach is weighing what is best for an individual against what is best for the team. Keeping a player on the roster just because I liked him personally, or even because of his great contributions to the team in the past, when I felt some one else could do more for the team would be a disservice to the team's goals.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team.
As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
I was in the right place at the right time.
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
In all forms of leadership, whether you are a coach, a CEO, or a parent, there are four words that, when said, can bring out the best in your team, your employees, and your family. I BELIEVE IN YOU. Those four words can mean the difference between a fear of failure and the courage to try.
We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.
It has been an honour to be the coach of the best player (Messi) I have ever seen and probably the best I will see.
I gave my jersey to Mourinho because he’s the best coach in the world and I love him like a father.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake but you’re not supposed to question adults or your coach or your teacher because they make the rules. Maybe they know best but maybe they don’t. It all depends on who you are, where you come from.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
I sent my Christmas wishes to him, but he didn't answer.
He's the world's best coach, but as a man he still has to learn manners and respect.
This is a team game and one man doesn't win and one man doesn't lose.
In the end, the best team usually wins.
Pressure is what you feel when you don't know what's going on.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not.
Do the best you can. That is what counts.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
Practice to beat the best.
Mediocre athletes that tried like hell to get good are the best coaches.
But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.
People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel that they are doing something for the greater good.
One man cannot make a team.
English players are as easy to coach.
The problem is that the Premier League has the best players in the world, and statistically not all of them can be born in England. But we don't have enough English players: we are working very hard on it.
Mourinho is the best coach in the history of football.
You might reduce Lombardi's coaching philosophy to a single sentence: In any game, you do the things you do best and you do them over and over and over.