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Top 10 Motivational Coaching Quotes

10 Knute Rockne Quotes:
1. “One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”

2. “Show me a good and gracious loser and I’ll show you a failure.”

3. “Win or lose, do it fairly.”

4. “The Army halfback covering me almost yawned in my face, he was that bored.”

5. “Tell the public about the boys. They’re the ones that do the work and they should get the credit. The people are interested in them, not me.”

6. “One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.”

7. “On the road we’re somebody else’s guests – and we play in a way that they’re not going to forget we visited them.”

8. “You know, I’ve been attending so many banquets that I know what they’re going to serve before I get there.”

9. “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.”

10. “There is no need for me continuing unless I’m able to improve.”

10 Motivational Coaching Quotes 7-8-11


1. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and guts between dreams and success.”

2. “I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game.”

3. “When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it:    1. Admit it   2. Learn from it.  3. Don’t repeat it.”

4. “Never quit.  It is the easiest cop-out in the world.  Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it.  When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”

5. “In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody.  They are going to find you anyway.”

6. “How many people watch you give a final exam?  Well, I have 50,000 watch me give mine – every Saturday!”

7. “I’ll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we’ll be champions.

8. “There’s no substitute for guts.”

9. “In life, you’ll have your back up against the wall many times.  You might as well get used to it.”

10. Three Rules of Coaching:  “Surround yourself with people who can’t live without football.  Recognize winners.  They come in all forms. Have a plan for everything.”


10 Motivational Coaching Quotes 7-6-11

10 Memorable Joe Pa quotes

1. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

2. “The minute you think you’ve got it made, disaster is just around the corner.”

3. “Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”

4. “Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”

5. “You have to perform at a consistently higher level than others. That’s the mark of a true professional.”

6. “You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”

7. “The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

8. “Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back.”

9. “When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality.”

10. “Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.”

Anybody else still wondering why Joe Pa is still coaching at age 84?

10 Motivational Coaching Quotes 6-20

1. Happiness begins where selfishness ends. ~ John Wooden

2. It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. ~ John Wooden

3. It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. ~ John Wooden

4. It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.                           ~ John Wooden

5. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~ John Wooden

6. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. ~ John Wooden

7. Never make predictions, especially about the future. ~ Casey Stengel

8. The trick is growing up without growing old. ~ Casey Stengel

9. When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.     ~ Casey Stengel

10. You never lose a game if the opponent doesn’t score. ~ Darrell Royal

A foot above – Stutzman qualifies for National U.S. Olympic team

A foot above

By Curt Swarm

A little over a year ago, I wrote about Matt Stutzman, a young man in his late twenties, born with no arms. Matt never let his handicap slow him down, and could do most things as good or better than a person with arms. Matt does everything with his feet, and I mean everything — eat, drive a car, ride a motorcycle. You won’t find a handicap sticker on Matt’s car, nor is his car adapted for a person with no arms. He purposely challenges himself to do any and everything a “normal” person can do.

Matt was into archery in a big way, having placed high and winning several national competitions shooting against people without handicaps.

Are you sitting down? If not, you might want to, ‘cause here’s some really big news. Matt Stutzman has qualified for the National U.S. Olympic team in archery! Not the Special Olympics. The Olympic Team.

Read the full article by clicking below.

via | A foot above.

Check out Matt’s website here: He is available as a motivational speaker.