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Archive for August 2012

Handout #97: Coach; Practice Short Jumps; Thoughts; Little Country Roads

 

COACH –

He is the one who trains a teamWith faith and expectation … That someday it will be among … The best ones in the nation … He drills and drives from day to day … to bring about perfectionAnd boost morale, to give each boy …The healthiest complexion … His time is taken up with things … Too numerous to mention … Yet every player’s problems getHis personal attention … And as he strives to shape the skill … that wins in competition … He hopes and prays that he will gain … His greatest recognition … Not by the scores and victories … Of physical collisions … But building character in youthTo make the right decisions.

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Little Country Roads

Esther B. Heins 

“So seldom seen, the dusty little road

That plows its path alongside friendly trees;

The old rail fence, the horse-drawn wagon load,

The berry vines that bring the drone of bees.

I think our Lord would choose to walk this way

And pause awhile to note the farmer’s yield;

View too, the weathered barn, the stack of hay

And smile to see the lilies of the field.

Such little country roads I cannot find;

Where is the schoolhouse as it used to be?

I carry all these pictures in my mind,

The humble church, the preacher too, I see;

In horse and buggy style he rode such lanes,

And I, though small, could sometimes hold the reins!”

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PRACTICE SHORT JUMPS …

A big-game hunter in India sighted a large Bengal tiger. Since the animal was only a short distance away, the hunter took a quick shot … but he missed. Fortunately, the tiger, leaping toward the hunter, had jumped too far .. and he also missed.

The hunter returned to camp and began practicing short shorts. He was determined never to be caught unprepared again. When he went into the jungle the following day, the first thing he saw was the same Bengal tiger … practicing short jumps.

So it is with us and our long – range goals. We reach them only through achieving short-range objectives. Keep your eye on your principal purpose, your main goal… but don’t forget to practice Short Jumps.

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THOUGHTS

These thoughts I would leave with you;  Be Truthful in each thing you do;  Sacrifice;  Dispel self-love.  Be Thankful to your GOD above. Consider neighbor with love and smile; be appreciative all the while; respect the truth of the Power of GOD, and He will guide each step you trod. This sermonette I bring to you: May it serve you well your whole life through. – J. James Rodman

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GREAT THINGS ARE DONE WHEN MEN AND MOUNTAINS MEET!

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #97: Coach; Practice Short Jumps; Little Country Roads; Thoughts.  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 #96: Why Play Football???

 

THE VALUES OF PLAING FOOTBALL

  • Football offers the opportunity to work with others, perform under pressure, accept victory with humility, accept defeat, and to endure in adversity.
  • A football player belongs to a group that is FOR something. He is willing to give more than lip service to assure success. He gives time, energy, talents, stamina, strength, and skills to help his group achieve success. He is a doer of deeds.
  • Football requires the mind, body and spirit of a player. It uses the whole person.
  • A football player learns he must follow to become qualified to lead.
  • Anyone can participate without regard for religion, race or creed. Understanding of these differences can be attained through athletics, which plays a significant role in unifying America.
  • Athletes learn to handle stressful game situations and thus are better qualified to handle real-life situations as adults.
  • Football requires more tough, rugged, face-to-face challenges, more delicate timing and joint effort than any other sport.
  • Football not only prepares a student for competition but promotes cooperation. An athlete first COMPETES to make the team. Then he must COOPERATE with his teammates to accomplish goals. This requires self-sacrifice and respect for others. These are needed social aspects in our society.
  • FOOTBALL is the ultimate sport because in no other sport are there participants who do not normally get to handle the ball.
  • PLAYING FOOTBALL encourages good health habits that carry over into later life.
  • Football has been described as performed with the grace of the ballet, the strategy of chess, the enthusiasm of a bride, and the courage of a lion tamer.
  • Many adolescents need to establish a physical, as well as an intellectual identity. To a young person, interscholastic sports offer opportunities to make friends, to travel, and to add a degree of purpose and excitement to his life. It’s a chance to move beyond one’s personal concerns and become part of something bigger. Young people are given a chance to meet and deal with people outside their community and to learn and respect their efforts, as well as their own. They are placed in positions of responsibility. The success of their efforts are tied to the efforts of others. This is not true of what they do in the classroom.
  • The young of any species love to play games. It follows that sports is the first place a young person learns to succeed and develop as a person, to develop his talents, and follows the requirement of self-discipline. This requirement must be imposed on all persons if they would develop themselves.
  • The American College Testing Service (ACT) study showed that the only factor that could be used in predicting success in later life was achievement in extracurricular activities. Grades in high school and college and ACT scores are not factors.
  • Good things happen for students when they are involved in activities.  Not only do activities provide positive benefits, but they avoid negative effect.
  • Athletes have an extra reason for going to school. They have relationships with other students with whom they are working every day and with a coach with whom they spend time outside of class.  They have a reason to be there.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #96: Why Play Football???.  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 #95: Problems???

 

PROBLEMS???  

  • What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I left, I lost by not giving it.
  • Some human brains are like freight cars, endowed with a certain capacity, but often running empty.
  • Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
  • Some have eyes to see, but see nothing – some have ears to hear, but hear nothing – some have tongues to speak, but say nothing – and some have brains to reason, but reason not.
  • I believe when you are in a contest you should work like there is, to the very last minute, a chance to lose it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Before you flare up at anyone’s faults, take time to count ten – ten of your own.
  • The normal reaction to a new idea is to think of reasons why it can’t be done.
  • It isn’t the weight of the load that brings a man down … it’s the way that he carries it.
  • All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immoveable, those that are moveable, and those that move. – Benjamin Franklin
  • When you’re through learning, you’re through.
  • Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  • Top conditioning and high morale help win the important contests.
  • There is power in harmony.
  • Study as if you were to live forever – live as if you were to die tomorrow.
  • The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
  • Lost wealth may be regained by industry, Lost knowledge by study, Lost health by temperance, But lost time is gone forever.
  • Always begin somewhere. You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.
  • An atheist cannot find God for the same reason that a thief cannot find a policeman.
  • Seven days without prayer makes one weak.
  • There is no failure except in giving up.
  • He who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
  • A great memory does not make a mind, and any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature. – John Henry Newman

 

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #95: Problems???.  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# 94: The Man in the Arena

 

THE MAN IN THE ARENA

The man in the arena you will know

By the type of character he will show.

As his face is marked with blood and sweat,

He continues to battle with an earer mind set.

Some men soon fold when they struggle with Pride,

And they lose their desire and drop off to the side

Others grow stronger overcoming their flaws,

Enjoying the challenge and not the applause.

The thrill of the battle is the key which brings out the best

That only God sees, whether we win or whether we lose

We experience the joy that few people choose.

The Man in the Arena …

That is the spot,

So go for it now, and give it YOUR BEST SHOT.

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ACTION

Man’s actions are the picture book of his creeds.

I count this thing to be grandly true: That a noble deed is a step toward God.

For when the one great scorer comes – to write against your name,

He writes – not that you won or lost – But How You Played the Game.

– Grantland Rice

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TROUBLE:  We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intentions fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed in GOD. – St. Francis De Sales

ASPIRATIONS … ONLY GOO CAN SATISFY FUNNY – THE HUNGRY HEART OF MAN.

IF A MAN CONSTANTLY ASPIRES, IS HE NOT ELEVATED?

THE POOR MAN IS NOT HE WITHOUT ACENT, BUT HE WHO IS WITHOUT A DREAM.

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HEAVEN – IS THE SOUL FINDING ITS OWN PERFECTPERSONALITY IN GOD.

LUCK is where OPPORTUNITY meets PREPARATION

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #94: The Man in the Arena.  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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