Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment. H. Ross Perot
ATTENTION WOMEN’S PROGRAM MEMBERS: CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE SPRINGBOARD APPARATUS, as described in the 2010-11 Women’s Rules and Policies on page 82, F. 1. 2nd bullet: In May 2010, the National Jr. Olympic Committee voted to allow the use of the Air-o-Board (and other similar vault/mounting apparatus) to be used for LEVELS 1-3 AND THE…
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. Willis Whitney
Article/video from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Video Library Unconditional Support Coach Mike Candrea of USA Softball talks about how youth sports parents should support their children regardless of their performance during the game.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell
The great leaders are like the best conductors – they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. Blaine Lee
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it. Michelangelo
The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours. Peggy Fleming
Article/video from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Video Library Positive Reinforcement Coach Mike Candrea of USA Softball talks about why youth sports coaches should tell their players what they want done rather than what they dont want done.
Article from the Positive Coaching alliance September 16, 2010 Newsletter; video from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Library. Emotional Tanks are like a car’s gas tank — when they’re full, we can go anywhere we want to; when it’s empty we can’t go at all. Watch a youth volleyball coach introducing the Emotional Tank concept…
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. Oscar Wilde
I’d rather be a “could-be’, if I cannot be an “are’; because a “could-be” is a “maybe” who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a “has-been” than a “might-have-been’, by far; for a “might-have-been” has never “been”, but a “has” was once an “are’. Milton Berle
I think it’s the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations. John McEnroe
The 2010 USAG-NJ Award Winners were announced last month (Go Here to View Post). Patty Strickland was kind enough to submit a few photographs of some of the recipients> John Wojtczuk accepting the Coach of the Year Award for the Staff of ENA Paramus Wes Marutani accepting the Club of the Year Award for Arena…
Article from the Positive Coaching Alliance Newsletter of 9.22.2010 and Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports Library. “To teach youth athletes life lessons through sports, a Double-Goal Coach must be ready to seize teachable moments. Plenty of those moments occur in practices and games; many more present themselves in televised sports. As you will see in this video example…
I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved! Robert Schuller
Article/Video from the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Library Handling A Mistake Mistakes happen to the best of us! Listen to how USA Softball Olympian Jessica Mendoza learned from her dad how to handle those mistakes both personally and with her teammates.
I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it… I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it’s an illusion to me. Michael Jordan