“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war,
while defeated warriors go to war
first and then seek to win.”
The point we want to drive home to our team is that you must first be champions on the practice court before you can compete for one on the court. You can't wait to be physical with your opponent in the paint in the final two minutes of a game if you didn't first pay the price in the weight room and in conditioning workouts. It's no different for a student. You cannot wait till the teacher passes out the quiz to decided you want ace it. You needed to "win" in your homework and study habits. My favorite of all basketball/life quotations remains"
"The will to win is not nearly as important
as the will to PREPARE to win."
BE A PRACTICE PLAYER FIRST!