Friday, December 13, 2019

Page One Of A Season In THEIR Words


The following is Page One of our book A Season In THEIR Words. A follow-up to the bestseller A Season In Words, Dan Spainhour has followed the same format except for this time all of the quotes are from coaches! A terrific motivational tool for any coach at any level!

It has been said that teams are made during the season and players are made in the off-season. I have never liked the word off-season because it tends to send a message that when you are not in season you’re off. I have always preferred to call anytime out of season as the preseason. Sure, I encouraged my players to get away from the game some but I wanted them to think of any time out of season as a preparation for the following year. The following quotes are from coaches addressing “preseasons”.
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You’re never going to be driven
anywhere worthwhile. But you sure
as hell can drive yourself to a lot of
great places.--Bob Knight

I don’t believe that God put us on
this earth to be ordinary.--Lou Holtz

I’ve learned that if you have a
chance you better take it. Life is too
precious. I always tell my players to
enjoy the now.--Gary Williams

Ability is a poor man's wealth.--John Wooden

Discipline yourself, so no one else
has to.--Pat Summitt

Nothing will work unless you do.--John Wooden

Work hard, stay focused and
surround yourself with good people.--Tom Osborne

If you are not willing to work hard
and establish discipline in your life,
then all your dreams are merely pipe
dreams.--Rick Pitino

It's not the push from behind or the
pull from in front—it's the drive from
inside.--Dale Brown

The masters all have the ability to
discipline themselves to eliminate
everything except what they are
trying to accomplish.--Dale Brown

I learned early that if I wanted to
achieve anything in life, I'd have to
do it myself. I learned that I had to be
accountable.--Lenny Wilkens

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