If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.— Abraham Lincoln
Revealing Coaches Motivational quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no mater how slow.
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.
If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone else does them day in and day out.
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that.
It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
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.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
It is highly possible that what is called 'talented behavior' is simply a greater individual capacity for experiencing. From this point of view, it is in the increasing of the individual capacity for experiencing that the untold potentiality of a personality can be evoked.
My coach told me, "Larry, no matter how much you work at it, there's always someone out there who's working just a little harder - if you take 150 practice shots, he's taking 200." And that drove me.
The only thing you deserve is what you earn
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The ones who win get inside their player and motivate.
Hard work is not punishment. Hard work is the price of admission for the opportunity to reach sustained excellence
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
I celebrate a victory when I start walking off the field.
By the time I get to the locker room, I'm done.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
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
The hardest walk is walking alone, but it's also the walk that makes you the strongest.
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
I want you to be forever strong on the field, so that you will be forever strong off the field.
Champions play as they practice. Create a consistency of excellence in all your habits.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.
My responsibility is leadership, and the minute I get negative, that is going to have an influence on my team.
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.
Nobody wanted me. Scouts told me to go to school, to forget baseball. Coaches said, 'You're never going to make it.' I appreciated their honesty, because I think when someone tells you something you may not like, you have to use that as fuel for motivation.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand
I learn teaching from teachers. I learn golf from golfers. I learn winning from coaches.
If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down.
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 isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity.
You can never work too hard on attitudes, effort and technique.
I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.
The big time is not a place; it's the state of your heart. It's not something you get; it's something you become.