Minutes from the 4 August 2010 USAG New Jersey State Board Meeting are available. View HERE.
Opening Team Ritual concept from Positive Coaching Alliance and Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports library.
One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what is humanly possible. Lance Armstrong
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan
Article reprinted from the Positive Coaching Alliance Newsletter – 22 July 2010 More information at www.positivecoach.org Teaching Players to Respect Officials An important life lesson that can come from sports is the need to respect people. Youth athletes who learn to respect officials, even when disagreeing with them, can apply that learning throughout their lives…
Samantha Peszek’s Top Ten Reasons to Get Involved in Gymnastics
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self improvement, about being better than you were the day before. Steve Young
Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy
Following is “Ask PCA” question and PCA’s response from the July 27, 2010 Positive Coaching Alliance Connector Newsletter: How Can I Better Manage Player Behavior in Practices? “I coach an unruly but likeable group of 4th-grade girls in soccer. We’ve had problems with behavior in practice, including fistfights and players disappearing for 15 minutes with no adult…
Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better. Paul Coffey
No pressure, no diamonds. Mary Case
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
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde
I don’t fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, “Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?” George S. Patton
I didn’t just jump back on the bike and win. There were a lot of ups and downs, good results and bad results, but this time I didn’t let the lows get to me. Lance Armstrong
Phil Jackson talks about his love for “Group Therapy”. Jackson coaches the (come from behind in Game 7) 2010 NBA Champion Lakers.
Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold
Never give up, never give in, and when the upper hand is ours, may we have the ability to handle the win with the dignity that we absorbed the loss. Doug Williams