Thursday, July 5, 2012

Super Bowl 46 Mental Toughness Defined

Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick  define mental toughness for their teams...

Coughlin - "A perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in."

Belichick - "Doing your best for the team even when everything's not going right for you personally."

Friday, June 8, 2012

Great Responsibility

"Never before has coaching had a greater challenge or responsibility.  I have found it difficult coaching players who are a product of this culture.  Kids have too many choices, too few commitments, and even fewer consequences.  They are self-absorbed, it's just a mentality.  They want to know, 'How does this benefit me?'  Very few of our players coming into our program have ever experienced consequences and that means they do not know suffering.  But if you don't suffer, you never get hungry, and you never learn to fight."
Nick Saban

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dangerous Phrase

"The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've alwasy done it this way.'"
Grace Hopper

Daily Thought - Competition

"When you get away from Mommy and Daddy, it's a tough world out there.  The people that work in corporations and do a really good job usually have corner offices and trips to Cancun and bonuses.  If you don't do a good job, you don't.  I think a lot of times kids aren't taught that."  Urban Meyer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tough Players Don't Want To Be Treated Like Everyone Else

Dick Devenzio - "Desiring fair treatment is the province of the mediocre.  Champions don't want to be treated like everyone else.  Champions don't want to be put on an equal plane with others, they welcome the opportunity to show what they are made of under all sorts of conditions.  They don't worry what has happenened to anyone else.  They are eager to demonstrate what they can do."

Daily Thought - Buzz Williams

- "Old people talk about the past."
- "Young people talke about the future."
- "Successful people worry about the now."
Buzz Williams - Marquette Basketball

Friday, March 23, 2012

Don't be a S.O.B.!

"A S.O.B. is not what you think it would be.  It is someone that  is a Shift of Blame - someone who blames something else; the sun, the grass was too tall, someone that blames others.  We will not accept Shift of Blames in our programs.  Accept responsibility."  Marc Johnson
Head Baseball Coach
Cherry Creek High School
Colorado 6A and 5A State Champions:
1983, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
1984, 2001, 2002, 2005

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Heisman Commitment


“All summer, I kept the workouts going – even when I traveled for a combination of mission trips and vacations for a total of three weeks that off-season.  I was able to do it because my brothers helped me with the workouts at every stop on the trip; I was not about to lose the edge I’d built up with my teammates in the spring.  AND SO I TRAINED IN LONDON, CROATIA, BOSNIA, THAILAND, THE PHILLIPINES, AND IN THE AIRPORT TERMINAL IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY.  Seven countries in three weeks, if you include the United States.  Our workouts consisted of exercises with whatever equipment we could find: stairs, chin-up bars, or rough mountain roads.  The materials for the workouts didn’t matter; what mattered was making sure that I got them in.”

From Tim’s book, Through My Eyes with Nathan Whitaker

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Daily Thought - Champions

"Champions behave like champions before they're champions; they have a winning standard of performance before they are winners."  Bill Walsh

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Thought - Love Tough

"I believe in tough love.  But for tough love to work, love must come first.  We must love tough to bring out the best in those we lead."  Jon Gordon