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
Jittery Great Coaching quotations
Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the Me for the We.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
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.
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!
Pressure is something you feel when you do not know what you are doing.
The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.
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.
A good football coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog and a great quarterback - but not necessarily in that order.
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day.
To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.
I'm the head coach at LSU. I will be the head coach at LSU. I have no interest in talking to anybody else. I got a championship game to play, and I'm excited for the opportunity of my damn strong football team to play in it. Please ask me after. I'm busy. Thank you very much. Have a great day!
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
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.
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
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.
On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable
The more honor and self-respect among players, the greater the team.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough, is being good every day.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand
The labour party is like a stage-coach.
If you rattle along at great speed everybody inside is too exhilarated or too seasick to cause any trouble. But if you stop everybody gets out and argues about where to go next.
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.
Quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
The sport of wrestling is a tremendous builder of the values and characteristics which are needed to succeed in any walk of life. Much of what I have managed to achieve in life I owe directly to the years I spent in the wrestling room, as an athlete and a coach. Wrestling is a great educational tool.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
I don't want to deal with problems, and so you want to make sure that you don't give yourself problems by not doing your homework and maybe trying to take a kid that's got great ability but isn't going to get it done in the classroom.
A lot of guys go through their whole careers and don't win a championship, but are still great coaches.
You build your program from the ideas of great coaches.
It's a market economy. Apparently the demand for great coaches exceeds the supply, so of course the price of good coaches is going to be high.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself.
Great pilots are made not born. . . . A man may possess good eyesight, sensitive hands, and perfect coordination, but the end result is only fashioned by steady coaching, much practice, and experience.