"A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance."
Tom Flores, Football Coach Commitment |
"All these boundaries… Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America - are set by men.
But you don't have to look
at boundaries when you are looking at a man -
at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for?
Are you a follower, or are you a leader? "
Hakeem Olajuwon, Basketball Player Character |
"Basketball is like photography. If you don't focus, all you have is the negative."
Dan Frisby Focus |
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is
no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
Derek Jeter, Baseball Shortstop Work |
"If you want to win, do the ordinary things better than anyone
else does them day in and day out."
Chuck Noll, Football Player, and Coach Words of Encouragement |
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
George Halas, Pro Football Coach Regret |
"Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz, Football Coach Attitude |
"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
Muhammad Ali, Champion Wrestler Imagination |
"Coaches have to watch for what they don't want to see and
listen to what they don't want to hear."
John Madden Coaching |
"They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them -
you show them the reasons."
Vince Lombardi, Football Coach Teacher |
"Show me a guy whose afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy
you can beat every time."
Lou Brock Time |
"If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price."
Bud Wilkinson Great |
"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life
is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete
or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do,
you'll win--if you don't, you won't."
Bruce Jenner, Decathlon Olympic Gold Medalist Life |
"Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half."
Paul Bear Bryant, Coach Never Quit Quotes |
"I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run,
deep down in his heart, didn't appreciate the grind, the discipline.
I firmly believe that any man's finest hour - this greatest fulfillment
to all he holds dear is that moment when he has worked his heart
out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious."
Vince Lombardi, Football Coach Appreciation |
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day.
We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh.
You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some
time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions
moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it.
If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day.
You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."
Jim Valvano, Basketball Coach Laughter |