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
Seductive Inspirational Coaching quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
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.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.
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!
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven't done much today.
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.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Basketball really had its origin in Indiana, which remains the center of the sport.
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.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise
The team with the best athletes doesn't usually win.
It's the team with the athletes who play best together.
You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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.
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.
Basketball is a beautiful game when the five players on the court play with one heartbeat.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you're going to finish.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
I celebrate a victory when I start walking off the field.
By the time I get to the locker room, I'm done.
Whatever we refuse to recognize about ourselves has a way of rearing its head and making itself known when we least expect it.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled
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 stare out the window and wait for spring.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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.
Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
Every game is an opportunity to measure yourself against your own potential.
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
You were born with everything you need to answer the call of your soul.
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.