Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.— Muhammad Ali
Valuable Sports Psychology quotations
Coaching is making men do what they don't want, so they can become what they want to be
To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body.
When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore.
My only feeling about superstition is that it's unlucky to be behind at the end of the game.
I think it's my personality to overcome things, learn from them and become stronger, both personally and professionally. To be honest, I welcome those hardships.
Wisdom is always an overmatch for strength.
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.
Success is that place in the road where preparation meets opportunity.
A lot of guys go through their whole careers and don't win a championship, but are still great coaches.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Blame is the cowards way out.
Even championship-winning teams don't play well all the time.
Good coaching may be defined as the development of character, personality and habits of players, plus the teaching of fundamentals and team play.
There is no such thing as a successful defense.
If you dedicate yourself to something, you can achieve it.
It's simple, but it's true, and your age is just an excuse.
My best game plan is to sit on the bench and call out specific instructions like 'C'mon Boog,' 'Get a hold of one, Frank,' or 'Let's go, Brooks.'
The mind is absolutely instrumental in achieving results, even for athletes.
Sports psychology is a very small part, but it's extremely important when you're winning and losing races by hundredths and even thousandths of a second.
When your Islamic discourse with someone becomes a debate, that's when you know that you have to stop. The psychology of a debate is like a sports competition, and no one likes to lose. So even if you make a good point, the other person isn't going to congratulate you. They are thinking about revenge.
Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls.
Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor.
I understand the psychology of the sport, especially inside the ring.
From bell to bell, from when my entrance plays and I step through that curtain, people have to wonder what's going on inside that guy's head.
You play to win the game.
Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on pencils
The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things.
Its about education, work, marriage - its even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
I expect big things from myself but as long as I can keep the commitment and dedication and put the hard work in, I don't see why there's any reason not to handle it OK.
What makes a good coach? Complete dedication.
This is a hump you have to get over, and it usually comes in the first series.
You get over the hump and you're on a roll.
Think and then act. Never act and then alibi.
Everyone should want to excel in life.
You should never take the desire to excel away from the human race.
My expectations are greater than the average fan's but, I'm more realistic than the top prognosticators.
If you approach Billy Martin right, he's Okay. I avoid him altogether.
As a manager, you always have a gun to your head.
It's a question of whether there is a bullet in the barrel.
I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing.