Coaching Center Quotes

“Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” – John Wooden

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

Perfection is not attainable,

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” – Timothy Gallwey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen Covey

“Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” – Vince Lombardi

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

Does coaching work

“Does coaching work? Yes. Good coaches provide a truly important service. They tell you the truth when no one else will.” – Jack Welch

“The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.” – Yogi Berra

“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” – Pat Riley

“There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” – Pat Riley

“The giants of the faith all had one thing in common: neither victory nor success, but passion.” – Philip Yancey

“Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss.” – Pat Riley

“You can never be fit enough for this game.” – Anson Dorrance

Football is like life - it

“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

“I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing.” – Phil Jackson

“Coaching is not a natural way of life. Your victories and losses are too clear cut.” – Tommy Prothro

“I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game.” – Tom Landry

“The will is transformed by experience, not information.” – Dallas Willard

“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.” – Knute Rockne

“Win or lose, do it fairly.” – Knute Rockne

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

People don't need to

“People don’t need to be managed, they need to be unleashed.” – Richard Florida

“No question about it: potential is wrapped in great mystery. Like rainbows, which are really circles-we see only the upper halves, the horizon hides the rest-potential never reveals its entirety.” – Max De Pree

“Your life is not your own: it belongs to God. To “be yourself” is to be and do what God wants you to be and do, knowing that God created you for a mission and knows you and your mission better than you do.” – Leonard Sweet

“If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.” – Yogi Berra

“A good coach always coaches to a leader’s potential, not his current level of performance. A good leadership coach will see the potential in you and inspire you accordingly.” – Andy Stanley

“Our emphasis is on execution, not winning.” – Pat Summitt

“Don’t ever ask a player to do something he doesn’t have the ability to do. He’ll just question your ability as a coach, not his as an athlete.” – Lou Holtz

“When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.” – John Wooden

You don't win with

“You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.” – Joe Gibbs

“That which dominates our imagination and our thoughts will determine our life and character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As the leader, part of the job is to be visible and willing to communicate with everyone” – Bill Walsh

“Don’t cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself.” – Casey Stengel

“If one is true to one’s inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher?” – Zhuangzi

“A coach should never be afraid to ask questions of anyone he could learn from.” – Bobby Knight

“It’s not too far; it just seems like it is.” – Yogi Berra

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