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Archive for April 2011

Post # 30: “Success No Accident”

Success No Accident”, Fiery Coach Bron Bacevich Tells 324 at S.V. Athletic Club Banquet for Hall High Gridders; Event Sets Record for Showmanship

At the climax of an event which set an all-time record for the city in showmanship, Bron C. Bacevich, former St. Bede coach now making prep-coaching history in Cincinnati, OH, patterned his principal address after editorial comment by Fred (Brick) Young writing of the Elliott brothers of Bloomington and told the 324 assembled for the Hall High football banquet in the Les-Buzz Ball-room Thursday night of last week that “Success is No Accident.”

With the same fervor that the inimitable Mr. Bacevich puts into his coaching – the kind that lifted Roger Bacon from a doormat of Cincinnati prep ball to that football capital’s No. 1 football team this fall, with a similar rating in the state – Mr. Bacevich, spoke to members of Hall grid squad in particular.  However, his message was the kind that engrossed young and old alike, and particularly the parents.

The mentor of the team which fought its way to 10 successive victories and the first undefeated season in the history of Roger Bacon, prefaced the body of his address with the Elliott story – the saga of how the Elliott sons rose to top-hole coaching positions – Bill at the University of California; and Chalmers, who will be boss at the University of Michigan beginning in 1959.  He declared that successful young men invariably come from homes where parents are interested, and stimulate their boys, but do not interfere with their hopes, desires, and ambitions. (The father of the Elliotts is a physician and surgeon and had hopes for them in that field, but did not interfere when they chose the world of sport for carreers).

Be The Best”  In my coaching career I have never accused a boy of lacking courage. There may be some who do not like contact, but that does not mean that they are afraid. There are fields of activities for them just as there are for those who like the physical contact of football.”

 Maybe you don’t like to play or want to play football.  That’s all right.  But whatever you decided to be, determine to be the best that there is in that field – be it a butterfly-chaser, a choir singer, or whatever.”

 He listed four other attributes demanded of those who would become outstandingthe development of poise and personality, development of brainpower, development of proper attitude toward work, play, to others (particular teammates), and studies.

Drawing from his wide experience of 26 years of coaching, Mr. Bacevich cleverly illustrated his points with applicable stories.

In closing Mr. Bacevich outlined five requirements for ratings as “good boys” in athletics, or any other field of endeavor.  These are: courage – to see things through at home, in the classroom, the field of play, and particularly in terms of ability to come back; hard work – ability to give 100 percent effort and to get off the ground fast; leadership – recognition that you are somebody in the community, but realization that leadership also brings responsibilities; humility and appreciation of the inspiration and rewards of prayer.

“Good Team” – Bingman.  Official greetings to the assembly from the high school were brought by Principal Virgil W. Bingman, who told how the performance of the Hall varsity had lived up to what he had heard of Hall High before he came here from south central Illinois.   “This has been a good team. It knew how to win and how to lose. I spoke to officials of our games and not once did I get a report of unsportsmanlike conduct.”  Richard Nesti, athletic director, speaking for his department, commented briefly about the season and paid tribute to Mr. Bacevich, his old ex-rival, who was to follow on the program.   At the opening of his remarks, Varsity Coach Dale Pienta recognized the help of one of the city’s . . .

One of the preliminary speaker was Sports Editor Frank P. Metzinger of the Daily News-Tribune, a close friend of Mr. Bacevich for many years.  After entertaining for several minutes with his inimitable “Merkisms”, Mr. Metzinger revealed that the heart of the guest speaker is still very much in this community.  Even as the banquet in the Les-Buzz was in progress, there was a similar even taking place in Cincinnati, where Mr. Bacevich was being recognized by the Cincinnati Enquirer as the No. 1 prep coach in the greater Cincinnati area, in which there are 156 high schools.  Mr. Bacevich had already accepted the invitation to be the No. 1 speaker here and refused to cancel.  He sent his varsity assistant – John Gaughan, a former St. Bede star – to the Cincinnati banquet to accept the honor for Bron, by proxy.

 In an “after-show” Mr. Bacevich showed moving pictures of the highlights of Roger Bacon High School games in the past season.  He commented on the film as it was projected, and remained afterward for about an hour as fellow coaches and others held an old-fashioned “jam” session in which football was discussed in many of its aspects.

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 True success is the only thing that you cannot have unless and until you have offered it to others.

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 SUCCESSThere is no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue. There is no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take – When you reach a destination that you thought you couldn’t make.

©  {BCB}

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #30: “Success No Accident”

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 #29: Cooperation…; Success…

 

COOPERATION…

 

   We can’t play alone in the game of life,

We’re dependent, my friend, on others,

   We cannot ‘get by’ in the struggle and strife

Except for the help of our Brothers.

   Whatever we plan or whatever we do,

Whatever we give of the best of us,

   Is meant to include all fellow men too

And add to the joy of the rest of us.

   Whatever we vision, whatever we dream,

Be we lofty or lowly in station,

   Whatever our idea, invention or scheme

We are working for ALL of Creation.

   God is running the world and His vast universe

And blesses the worst and the best of us,

   The gifts He has made to divinely bestow

Are not only for You, but for the rest of us.

   You may call it by this or call it by that,

Team work or plain Co-operation,

   Together we stand, by ourselves we fall flat;

Together, my friend, we’re the nation.

   Whatever we do, whatever we plan,

We can’t stand alone; e’en the best of us

   Must share our gifts with our good fellowmen,

For We’re only a Part of the Rest of Us.

  

– UNKNOWN

  

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SUCCESS… is to be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

 

The MEASURE OF SUCCESS is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.

 

The SECRET OF SUCCESS is consistency of purpose.  Doing little things with great desire to please GOD makes them really great.

 

* Show me a thoroughly satisfied man (or boy), and I will show you a failure.

 

* Even the woodpecker owes his SUCCESS to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.

 

*** Before GOD’S footstool to confess, a poor soul knelt and bowed his head: “I failed,” he wailed. The Master said, “Thou didst thy best, that the SUCCESS.”

– Author Unknown

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STOP-READ-THINK

  • Reputation is precious, but character is priceless.
  • It is one thing to never give up and another thing to know when to quit.
  • It is not in doing what you like, but in liking what you do that is the secret of happiness.
  • Education is what you have left over when you subtract what you’ve forgotten from what you’ve learned.
  • If you are too busy to pray … you are too busy.
  • T-H-I-N-K

©  {BCB}

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #29: Cooperation . . .; Success . . .

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 #28: Qualities of Greatness

QUALITIES OF GREATNESS … 

1.  Be Humble in accomplishment.

2.   Determine what is really important in the pursuit of a career – Be concerned with Who you become NOT What you receive.

3.   Prepare to Compete – TO WIN!!   Do all you can to win.  To win is the ultimate goal.   Don’t fear Failure.

4.   Enjoy Dominance.  Be Confident – Look – Act – Work – Play like a winner.

5.   Be Positive in your thinking.  Believe: I Can – I Will – I Must.

– HOW WILL YOU MEASURE UP?

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THIS NEW DAYTHIS NEW DAY IS GIVEN UNCLUTTERED, FRESH AND CLEAN. YESTERDAY’S TROUBLES ARE IN THE PAST. TOMORROW’S MAY NEVER BE SEEN; GOD HAS GRANTED US THIS NEW DAY TO DO WITH AS WE WILL … LET’S FILL IT WITH KINDNESS AND HAPPINESS, LOVE, JOY AND GOOD WILL!

HAVE A GOOD DAY … TODAY

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ACHIEVEMENTThat man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children; with has filled the niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best be had.

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 NAPOLEON ONCE SAID “The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the Good.”

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WORK

  • Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it of not. 
  • Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work. 
  • The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it 
  • Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

©  {BCB}

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #28: Qualities of Greatness

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 #27: Think Positive; A Checklist to Becoming a Better Athlete

THINK POSITIVE!

What is positive thinking?  .  .  .   It is “tough-mindedness.”  It is refusing to be defeated, making the most of whatever you have to deal with in life.

The world is made up to two kinds of people, the “tough-minded” and the “tender-minded.”  The “tender-minded” are the ones who wilt under obstacles, difficulties and defeats.  They are cut to the quick by criticism and easily lose heart.  They are the ones who whine and consequently fail.  They think failure.

A close-up of one of the most successful men in America, who started with almost less than nothing, reveals that one of his most outstanding characteristics is that he never even so much as entertains the thought of failure in any undertaking.  He is a “tough-minded” individual.

Tough-Minded individuals are people from all walks of life, the manual workers and the merchants, the mothers and the fathers, the teachers and coaches and the students and athletes.  Whether young or old, they are the possessors of a strong element of toughness built into them.  And this toughness is the inner power to stand up to difficulty, to have what it takes to take it.  A tough-minded individual has confidence and a zest for life, because he can throw himself into things.  He enjoys his successes and accepts his failures, letting them guide him into new successes.

What is your philosophyAre you actually a hero or a cowardAre you tough-minded or tender-minded?  Not bad to test yourself on that one.

Believe in yourself.  Believe in your lifeBelieve in people. Believe in your faith.  Do these things and you will become a tough-mined positive thinker.  If you know your own capabilities and your own abilities; if you are undaunted and invincible in spirit, you will draw the best from whatever comes your way and you will contribute the best into whatever you plan and build.  That is positive thinking and positive thinking gets positive results.

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 A checklist in becoming a better athlete

___ 1. Physically well conditioned.

___ 2. Mentally poised and ready.

___ 3. Squad spirit – Team Man.

___ 4. Hustle at all times.

___ 5. Sacrifices – Extra effort.

___ 6. Good student – Good conduct

___ 7. Desire to win.  A Winner.

___ 8. Accept and learn from defeat – then bounce back.

___ 9. Desire to improve.

___ 10. Actions speak louder than words.

Think positive – Roger Bacon Football – Bron Bacevich

©  {BCB}

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #27: Think Positive; A Checklist for Becoming a Better Athlete

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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