What would sports be like without coaching cliches?
And for some reason- football has more than any other sport.
How many shared memories do we have of those famous speeches?
A recently ran across an old file where I had gathered up some of my favorites.... I am sure these are old enough to be considered 'public domain'
I know hundreds more of these... and would love for some of you to add your own to this list.....
“Do your job”
A winner makes the other team show panic first
Coaching is helping a kid and expecting nothing in return
Kicking game is first, defense is 2nd, offense is last
All football drills are done in 6 second bursts
At the end of every offensive play- still maintain possession of the ball
Play sound, play bold, play dangerously
Qb's need to choose the shortest, softest throw
Find the players who need to touch the ball and let them touch the ball
Every pass play is a race between a receiver getting open and the pass rusher
1st rule of being great- showing up ready to work- everyday
A good play call works- a bad play call doesn’t
“Your value to the defense is in direct proportion to how far you are from the
ball when the whistle blows.”
You have to put your team back together every year
Football is a great game and a terrible God ( I coined this one BTW and it has really grown)
Morale is built on relationships and trust
One dies, we all die. To survive, everyone must stay and fight.
Losers gather in little groups and gripe: Winners work as a team
Everyone needs a winning edge- find yours
It is impossible to be mentally tough if you are not in shape
It is better to create a sense of pride, not punishment
There are three types of coaches: High Energy/Fundamentalist/Schematic
The best coaches add a secret ingredient: They motivate the players to WANT IT
Good defenses don’t spend time on the ground
Practice is about reps- coach corrections during film
A Coach will last longer if he understands that some people are going to be unhappy
Playing the guy with potential can get you fired
No team that has worked hard in the off-season has ever underachieved
You get good at what you work on- down to the details
What you tolerate is what you encourage
The greatest compliment a coach can get- ‘they play hard’
Get coaches, staff, players to all say the same thing
Don’t scream at the kid to do it- show him how to do it
Run your trick play before the other guy runs his
Winning coaches have administrators that know football. Most administrators don’t.
Two types of coaches: those who have been fired and those who will be
It is not about the x’s and o’s- it is about the Jimmy’s and Joes
Celebrate even the 1 point wins
Grieve for 24 hours after a loss- then get up and get better
FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE!