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Random Thoughts On Coaching From Coaches

PARENTS
“Most parents would rather see their child make the All-State team rather than their team win the state championship” – Don Meyer

PASSION
“I’ve always believed that anything you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon, must, absolutely must, come to pass” – Skip Bertman

PERSEVERANCE
“I’m sure you’ve heard that adversity builds character and strength. There are, in my mind, the two most important components of persevering.” – Mike Shanahan

PHILOSOPHY
“Determining his philosophy is, therefore, a coach’s primary task; he must decide, before anything else, what it is he wants to say of himself through the game.” – Jack Ramsay

PRACTICE
“Teach your players how to practice. That’s even more important than teaching them what to practice, because if you don’t establish the pace you want and if you aren’t consistent about it, they’e going to work the way they want to and it’s going to change with each day. You have to let them know that you want them practicing with a sense of purpose, every time.” – Jon Gruden

PREPARATION
“Pressure always hits hardest when you are unprepared. Preparation is pressure’s greatest obstacle. Be prepared every time; in every way” – Kevin Eastman

PRESSURE
“Pressure is healthy. It can lead to improvement. Stress is unhealthy. It can lead to mistakes.” – John Wooden

PROBLEM SOLVING
“The greets of problems is the greatest of opportunities” – Dale Brown

PROCESS
“If you don’t get the result oriented with the kids, you can focus on the things in the process that are important to them being successful. That is the only way they are going to compete the way you want them to.” – Nick Saban

PURPOSE
“Success demands singleness of purpose” – Vince Lombardi