If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.— Abraham Lincoln
Powerful great coaches quotes that are about football coaches
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.
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
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.
Coaching is making men do what they don't want, so they can become what they want to be
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
The night before my amputation, my former basketball coach brought me a magazine with an article on an amputee who ran in the New York Marathon. It was then I decided to meet this new challenge head on and not only overcome my disability, but conquer it in such a way that I could never look back and say it disabled me.
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
To be an overachiever you have to be an over believer.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Breathe, believe, and battle.' My former coach, Troy Tanner, told us that before each match. Breathe-be in the moment. Believe-have faith that you can rise above it. Battle-you gotta be prepared to go for as long as it takes.
Like life, basketball is messy and unpredictable.
It has its way with you, no matter how hard you try to control it. The trick is to experience each moment with a clear mind and open heart. When you do that, the game - and life - will take care of itself.
I'm a football coach. I'm not a doctor ... They don't call plays, I don't do surgeries. We have a great deal here.
Never permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says Lets GO!
Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out.
Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.
Teamwork is the foundation of success.
The three universal questions that an individual asks of his coach, player, employee, employer are: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? And, do you care about me?
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven't done much today.
People thrive on positive reinforcement.
They can take only a certain amount of criticism and you may lose them altogether if you criticize them in a personal way... you can make a point without being personal. Don't insult or belittle your people. Instead of getting more out of them you will get less
You can be angry and pissed off at the coach and put your head down and pout.
Or you can rise above it, respect the decision, but also know that you're going to go and work that much harder and prove everybody wrong. And that's the road that I chose.
The job of a football coach is to make men do what they don't want to do, in order to achieve what they've always wanted to be.
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out.
Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
Deep down, your players must know you care about them.
This is the most important thing. I could never get away with what I do if the players feel I didn't care for them. They know, in the long run, I'm in their corner.
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My goal is to win the next game one possession at a time. That's it. I don't have any other goals
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
True loyalty is that quality of service that grows under adversity and expands in defeat. Any street urchin can shout applause in victory, but it takes character to stand fast in defeat. One is noise - the other, loyalty.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
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.
There's no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty.
That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one's character.
You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
But do let me reiterate the spirit of Michigan.
It is based upon a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways; an enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan men to spread the gospel of their university to the world's distant outposts; a conviction that nowhere is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.