Wednesday, April 4, 2012
RANDOM COACHING THOUGHTS (PART VIII)
HUBIE BROWN: "X & O's aren't worth a damn without a team. If your team isn't with you it doesn't matter what you draw up. The team must respect what the coach is asking them to do."
PAT RILEY: “My driving belief is this: great teamwork is the only way to reach our ultimate moments, to create the breakthroughs that define our careers, to fulfill our lives with sense of lasting significance.”
BILL PARCELLS: "If the competition has laptop computers and you're still using yellow legal pads, it won't matter how long and hard you work -- they're going to pass you by."
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI: “Thinking is one of the toughest things a leader has to teach. To be able to think on the run has been a key to Duke basketball success.”
LOU HOLTZ: "There are certain things in this world we all have in common such as time. Everybody has sixty seconds to a minute, sixty minutes to an hour, twenty-four hours to a day. The difference is what we do with that time and how we use it."
DON MEYER: “Let me say at the outset that a team will never be tough when they are coached by a staff of coaches who are not.”
DALE BROWN: “To live by relying on one another implies a risk, but without some trust in humanity, life would be unlivable."
ARA PARSEGHIAN: "A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."
JOE TORRE: “I do love the feeling of a big win. But you don’t have to have a World Series ring to be a winner. A winner is somebody who goes out there every day and exhausts himself trying to get something accomplished. Being able to get the most from their ability. That’s what characterizes a winner.”
WOODY HAYES: "I've had smarter people around me all my life, but haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much you can have."