Coaching Motivational Quotes

Coaching Motivational Quotes by Rick Pitino:

"The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different"

Nothing happens by chance, there is a cause and effect relationship in all victories.

Coaching Motivational Quotes

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
-- Unknown

Coaches who can outline plays on a black board are a dime a dozen. The coaches who win are the ones who can motivate their players.
-- Vince Lombardi

Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
-- Lou Holtz

Attitude is the whole thing in football. Every team has the talent and the coaching. Motivation makes the difference. The teams that win stay healthy and interested.
-- Sid Gillman

All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself.
-- Bill McCartney

Great Coaching Motivational Quotes
Leadership and Success

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
-- Pat Riley

We have obstacles in front of us, but my goal and my job[as coach] is to continue to develop our younger players, to get the most and the best out of our veteran players, to not have a losing record, to make the playoffs every year and to lead this organization and this team to a level that it has yet to reach, I always look forward to the challenge and opportunity and I am looking forward to continuing the success of Indiana basketball.
-- Isiah Thomas

God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.
-- Heywood C. Broun

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven.
-- Knute Rockne

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
-- John Wooden

No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts.
-- Paul Bryant

As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.
-- Arsene Wenger

Great Coaching Motivational Quotes
Youth Coaching

Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.
-- Bobby Orr

Each group and each youngster is different. As a leader or coach, you get to know what they need.
-- Mike Krzyzewski

I coach a few guys and they work very, very hard, but in our day we did it because we just loved it.
-- Linford Christie

I coach my daughter's softball and basketball team. We go to all the school functions. We go out to eat at night and take the kids to the movies. We try to be as normal as we can.
-- Tim McGraw

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
-- Ara Parseghian

Great Coaching Motivational Quotes

I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train.
-- Hayden Fry

I learned this about coaching: You don't have to explain victory and you can't explain defeat.
-- Darrell Royal

Coaching does not permit democracy.
-- Jeff Brown

Coaches build teams, parents build players.
-- Charles Smyth

The coach should be the absolute boss, but he still should maintain an open mind.
-- Red Auerbach

Coaching Motivational Quotes
Gifts, Talent, Achievement

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed; everything I did in hockey I worked for, and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
-- Wayne Gretzky

If you have a coach helping you, developing your skills alongside you, that's when you're on your way to becoming not just a participant but achieving.
-- Lynn Davies

Measure yourself as a coach not by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished given the ability of your players and the strength of your competition.
-- John Wooden

Other Coaching Motivational Quotes and Coach Quotes

The 8 Ts of empowering or motivating others. Ask:
1. Target: Does s/he understand and accept the purpose or goal?
2. Tools: Does s/he have the tools or information needed to do the job?
3. Training: Has there been enough training in how to use the tools well?
4. Time: Have they had enough time for the training to take effect?
5. Truth: Does s/he know how all of this fits together?
6. Tracking: Am I providing the feedback needed for them to stay on track?
7. Touch: Is there enough support and encouragement? (the human touch)
8. Trust: Do I trust them appropriately for their skill and mastery level?
-- Jim Cathcart

GROWTH: The Hallmark of Master Motivators and Coaches
G = Goals, visions, and dreams
R = Realistic assessment of strengths
O = Openness and emotional vulnerability
W = Wonder: The sense of wonder is developed through a positive outlook on life
T = Tough-minded expectations
H = Hope
-- Joe Batten

SUBCONSCIOUS MOTIVATION: Coaching Motivational Quote
Our subconscious will motivate us to do things to reach our expectations (either positive or negative). Example: ring on a string. Without perceptible physical actions we can mentally think back/forth, circle or stop and subconscious responses will cause small muscle control to result in our mental expectations.
-- Unknown

My personal favorite of all coaching motivational quotes: If it is to be, it is up to me.

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