Victory is in having done your best. If you've done your best, you've won.— Bill Bowerman
Sensitive Player To Coach quotations
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?
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.
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.
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
They said you have to use your five best players but I found you win with the five who fit together the best.
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.
I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.
The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winning is about having the whole team on the same page.
The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
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.
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.
College coaches measure success in championships.
High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles.
I tried to talk my daughter out of going with a hockey player but, he's a good kid. He asked me if he could marry Carrie before he asked her. I said: You want to what? I thought he was just going to ask for more ice time.
We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don't even have to go to the hospital.
Help your players to control their emotions - do this through example.
I'm ex-player, ex-technical director, ex-coach, ex-manager, ex-honorary president. A nice list that once again shows that everything comes to an end.
You don't have enough talent to win on talent alone.
I've never felt my job was to win basketball games - rather, that the essence of my job as a coach was to do everything I could to give my players the background necessary to succeed in life.
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.
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.
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.
Over coaching is the worst thing you can do to a player.
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
The more your players have to think on the basketball court, the slower their feet get.
Coaching is not how much you know. It's how much you can get players to do.