Coaching Quotes

Nothing improves an athlete's hearing as much as praise.

Leadership is action, not position.

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

"It's not what you tell your players that counts. It's what they hear."
-- Red Auerbach

"Spread the seeds of encouragement far and wide, and delight in the bountiful harvest that they will surely bring."
-- Ralph Marston

"You cannot manage men into battle. You manage things; you lead people."
-- Grace Murray Hopper

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Young people need models, not critics.

Sport doesn't teach character, coaches teach character.

"It doesn't matter where you coach, it matters why you coach."
-- Don Meyer

"The secret of discipline is motivation. When a person is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself."
-- Sir Alexander Peterson

Criticize the performance. Not the performer.

"Discipline and demand without being demeaning."
-- Don Meyer

A real leader does not lead...he is content to show the way.

Help people reach their full potential. Catch them doing something right.

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you."
-- William Arthur

"The secret of discipline is motivation. When a person is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself."
-- Sir Alexander Peterson

"They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them...you show them the reasons."
-- Vince Lombardi