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Archive for December 2010

Handout #13 Sportsmanship: Responsibilities . . .

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #13 Sportsmanship: Responsibilities . . .

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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SPORTSMANSHIP : RESPONSIBILITIES . . .

THE PLAYERS . . .

  • Treats opponents with respect.
  • Plays hard but plays within the rules.
  • Exercises self-control at all times, setting the example for others to follow.
  • Respects officials and accepts their decisions without gesture or argument.
  • Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits.
  • Always remembers that it is a privilege to represent the school and community.

THE COACH . . .

  • Treats own players, and opponents, with respect.
  • Inspires in the athletes a love for the game and the desire to compete fairly.
  • Is the type of person he/she wants the athletes to be.
  • Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior.
  • Respects the judgement and interpretation of the rules by the officials.
  • Knows he/she is a teacher, and understands the athletic arena is a classroom.

THE OFFICIAL . . .

  • Know the Rules.
  • Places welfare of the participants above all other considerations.
  • Treats players and coaches courteously and demands the same from them.
  • Works cooperatively with fellow officials, timers and/or scorers for an efficient contest.
  • Is fair and firm in all decisions – never compensating for the previous mistake.
  • Maintains confidence, poise and self-control from start to finish.

THE SPECTATOR . . .

  • Attempts to understand and be informed of the playing rules.
  • Appreciates a good play no matter who makes it.
  • Cooperates with and responds enthusiastically to cheerleaders.
  • Shows compassion for an injured player; applauds positive performances; does not heckle, jeer or distract players; and avoids use of profane language or behavior.
  • Respects the judgement and strategy of the coach, and does not criticize players or coaches for loss of a game.
  • Respects property of others and authority of those who administer the competition.
  • Censures those whose behavior is unbecoming.

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #13 Sportsmanship: Responsibilities . . .

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #12: The Winning Edge . . . (Coaching)

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #12 The Winning Edge

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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THE WINNING EDGE … (COACHING)

Enthusiasmthe best way to be positive is through enthusiasm.  Enthusiastic people are fun to be a round – they put a sparkle in your eye and a bounce in your walk.

It’s contagious – every morning you wake up, you have a choice, are you going to be excited or be a wet blanket – enthusiastic or tear people down.

Enthusiasm is a skill that can be taught just like any other skill, but to be enthusiastic, you must know what direction you want to go and then have a thorough understanding of how you plan to attack this area.  To be enthusiastic you have to feel good and in order to feel good you have to act good.

Here’s something interesting to remember – logic is not going to change any emotion, but action will.  Because we preach success so much, don’t be afraid to aim at the top.  The real secret of success is to find a need and fill it with positive actions.  Anything the mind can conceive, can be achieved.

Failure is when you stop and quit trying.  It’s when your commitment to accomplish your goal is not firm.  It’s when your self-image no longer projects that image of a positive and enthusiastic leader.

I am a firm believer that when a person experiences a temporary setback or something negative happens, it’s for a reason.  We don’t always agree with the reason, but the important thing here is to learn from your mistakes. There is always light at the end of the tunnel – of course – be positive that the light doesn’t belong to a locomotive.  Seriously, I’m of the firm belief that if it’s important enough you’ll find a way to succeed.  “Man’s greatest moment of happiness is to be tested beyond what he though might be his breaking point – and succeed.”

We are involved in the greatest profession in the world.  There is no profession more challenging, demanding, and exciting as coaching.  People are influenced by our thoughts, decisions and actions – it’s up to us to make sure that we provide each athlete with the greatest learning system known to man – it’s up to us to make sure that we provide each athlete with the greatest learning system known to man – it’s called trial and error, and if used properly, everyone will become a better person.

{BCB}

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AWARENESS …

I Am – the power of self-knowledge.

I Think – the power to investigate.

I Know – the power to master facts.

I Feel – the power to appreciate, to value, to love

I Wonder – the spirit of reverence, curiosity, worship.

I See – the power of insight, imagination, vision.

I Believe – the power of adventurous faith.

I Can – the power to act and the skill to accomplish.

I Ought – the power of conscience, the moral imperative.

I Will – will power, loyalty to duty, consecration.

I Serve – the power to be useful, devotion to a cause.

– Geo. Walter Fiske

ALL THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BEFORE THEY ARE EASY.

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #12 The Winning Edge

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #11: Athletes Dos and Don’ts

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #11 Athletes Dos and Don’ts

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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ATHLETE’S …

DO’S …

1.  People will know and judge our school by your actions on and off the field.  Be a credit to yourself, your family, your team and your school.

2.  Set your star high – strive to be tops, both on and off the field.

3.  Anything worth doing is worth doing well – work hard, gain perfection.

4.  Be able to live with your conscience.  He is one fellow who is always with you.

5.  Achieve “mental guts.”

6.  Be aggressive, tough, and rough, but clean.

7.  Make your contribution (work, hustle, desire) to your team each day.

8.  Be better when you walk off the field each day – both as a performer and as a man.

9.  Be a leader – by example.

10.  If you think you can, you can – with work.

11.  Teamwork is the key to success both in your sport and life.  Be a part of the team – not an individual.

12.  Be a good student.  The era of the big, dumb player is past.  You’re no good to any one on probation.

13.  As members of the team, do things together both on and off the field.

14.  Be proud of your burning desire to succeed, to excel, to win.

DON’TS …

1.  Don’t be a member of a small faction or clique within the team.  It can ruin the team.

2.  Don’t curse anywhere.  It’s a sign of lack of self-discipline and control.

3.  Don’t ever sit down on the practice field.

4.  Don’t gripe.  Bring any gripe directly to the coaching staff.

5.  Don’t alibi.

6.  Don’t talk back or holler at coaches or officials.

7.  Don’t get discouraged – keep plugging and you’ll succeed.

8.  Don’t let anything keep you down.  A true champion comes off the floor to win.

9.  Don’t let weaklings, who lack mental guts themselves, befog your views with taunts.

10.  Don’t let your size worry you.  Remember, it’s not the size of a man (boy), but the size of his heart that counts.

11.  Don’t be a spectator on the field.  Some darn fool may run over you.

12.  Don’t forget – at all times – to thank all those who have helped you along the way.

13.  Don’t ever lose your sense of humor.  Laughter is the best medicine for a long and happy life.  He who laughs …. lasts.

14.  Don’t lose your FAITH.

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HUDDLE PRAYER

Dear Lord, as we huddle here, help us all to see it clear.  That playing hard and playing fair, is what we are asking for everywhere.

And as we go forth to play the game, in sports or life, It’s all the same. We hope to win like all the rest, but, especially help us Lord to do our best.

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #11 Athletes Dos and Don’ts

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #10: Basic Elements — A Great Player

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #10 Basic Elements

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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BASIC ELEMENTSA GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER

YOU as a football player must want to become as great as humanly possible.  Only correct, positive THINKING and ACTUAL DOING can make such a reality. Your coach can only be concerned with the young men who are willing to prepare and pay the price for success.

The greatest aim of life is to succeed.  We want you to realize early that the greatest opportunity is offered to those who are prepared.  We want you to study – make splendid grades.  You must realize that there is no such thing as a short cut.  SUCCESS IS A RESULT OF TOTAL COMMITMENT, DEDICATION, HARD YORK, AND TREMENDOUS EFFORT.  If an athlete is willing to pay the price for success, he will receive his share of it.

SPORTSMANSHIP and FOOTBALL go hand in hand.  Remember, sportsmanship begins on your own team.

LOYALTY is a vital part of FOOTBALL.  And your first loyalty is to your school, your coaches and your community.  As far as you are concerned, they are always right.  Next comes loyalty to your team and teammates.  Think in terms of TEAM SUCCESS.  Individual success can only result from TEAM SUCCESS.

Everything you do on and off the field reflects upon your teammates and your school, and especially on your family.  If you do not care enough to want others to think well of them, you just do not “BELONG.”  Always remember!  That both the younger people and the adults idealize the athletes of the high school and disapprove of athletes who use tobacco, who drink, or practice other forms of dissipation.

Know and like each of your teammates.  Be proud of your TEAM.  Respect your school and community.  Be a booster of your teammates, behind their back.  It’s all very essential for the success of the team.

Strive to be a leader – by example.  You must first be able to Lead Yourself and then learn to lead others.

CONCENTRATE!  Pay attention to only those people who are sincerely concerned.  Many a player could improve greatly if he would but CONCENTRATE.

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CHANCE FAVORS THE PREPARED MIND.

THE ANSWER – We ask for strength and God gives difficulties that make us strong.

WE PRAY for wisdom and God sends us problems, the solution of which develops wisdom.

WE PLEAD for prosperity and God gives us brain and brawn to work.

WE PRAY for courage and God gives us danger to overcome.

WE ASK for favors … God gives us opportunities.

THIS IS THE ANSWER

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #10 Basic Elements

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

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