Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.— Bill Bowerman
Unconventional Coaches And Players quotations
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
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?
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.
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.
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
After a while, your coaching development ceases to be about finding newer ways to organize practice. In other words, you soon stop collecting drills. Your development as a coach shifts to observing how great coaches teach, motivate, lead, and drive players to performances at higher and higher levels
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it.
I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.
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.
We ask these players to do some very difficult things, for the team, the coaching staff, the school - at risk of injury. And when they do those things, I feel as if I'm in their debt. It's an honor to coach those guys. I want to be of service to them.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
If one of our players gets his second foul in the first half, then he must come out of the game and not re-enter until the second half. To play defense and not foul is an art that must be mastered if you are going to be successful.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
The players fire the coach, and as long as I'm on the same wavelength with them, I can coach as long as I want to.
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
The glory of sport is witnessing a well-coached team perform as a single unit, striving for a common goal and ultimately bringing distinction to the jersey the players represent.
You need a lot of leaders, but a hockey team needs a voice, not only in the community, but more importantly between the coaching staff and the players. There are always ups and downs in a season; the captain is the guy players look to in those situations.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
Coaching doesn’t start with X’s and O’s.
It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players.
As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and - above all - how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.
Recognize and reward players who put the team first, not just the gifted ones.
I believe every era has its significance and the same holds true for players and coaches.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
College coaches measure success in championships.
High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.
I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion.
Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
The only thing I pay attention to with free throws is what a guy does in the final four minutes of a game. If you can improve players' self-esteem and confidence, get them to relax, teach visualization and routine, they will shoot as well, or better, with the pressure on.
I would never recruit a player who yells at his teammates, disrespected his high school coach, or scores 33 points a game and his team goes 10-10.
You and I are players, God's our coach, and we're playing the biggest game of all. We have a loving God that made us. We need to get on His team. It says in His word, there's only one way to Him and that's through Jesus Christ.
Sportsmanship is that quality of honor that desires always to be courteous, fair, and respectful, and it is interpreted in the conduct of players, spectators, coaches, and school authorities.
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.
Morale - the will to win, the fighting heart - are the honored hallmarks of the football coach and player. Likewise, they are characteristic of the enterprising executive, the successful troop leader, the established artist and the dedicated teacher and scientist.
I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning. And I hope that I've done that in my 33 years as a head coach.