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Archive for November 2012

Handout #109: Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt; Second Chance; Favors; Thoughts

 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.  You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.  You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.  You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.  You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they should do for themselves.

 

THEODORE ROOSEVELT I don’t like to lose. I never have. I never will. The thought is repugnant to me. Because defeat means only one thing, failure to meet your objective. The trouble in America today in business, in government, and in organizations is that too many people are afraid of the active life, competition, and hard work. The result is that in some circles, people have come to sneer at success if it means training, sacrifice, and hard work.”

 

SECOND CHANCE

If we might have a second chance

To live the days once more,

And rectify mistakes we made

To even up the score.

If we might have a second chance

To use the knowledge gained

Perhaps we might become at

Last as fine as god ordained.

But though we can’t retrace our slips

However stands the score

Tomorrow brings another chance

For us to try once more.

 

FAVOR  A favor is that kindly deed … Beyond a friendly smile … That comforts someone else on earth. … And makes this life worthwhile… It may involve a fortune or … The fraction of a cent. … Or just some little effort that … is generously spent. .. We may be asked to do it or. … The thought may be our own. … In any case it is the way … Our charity is shown. … It is a little sacrifice. … That we are glad to make… To brighten up the sky a bit… For someone else’s sake. … And often we consider it… A privilege to extend. … Because there is no greater deed. …Than helping out a friend.  – James J. Metcalf

 

THOUGHTS …

  • Most of modern man’s troubles stem from too much time on his hands and not enough on his knees.
  • LOVE doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
  • FAITH makes us humble – HUMILITY is a virtue.
  • SUCCESS comes from hang on after all others have let go.
  • The true discovery of America is before us.
  • That best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

 

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #109: Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt; Second Chance; Favors; 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 #108: Coaching: Winning Edge

COACHING: WINNING EDGE

  • Play the percentages.
  • Avoid losing first!  Defense, kicking game, then do what you can offensively.  Four of five games are lost, not won.  Don’t give them anything.  Make them earn it.  Mistake-free football wins.
  • Play filed position football. 1st objective: Kick the ball across the 50 yard line.
  • Every coach knows more than he can teach.  A confused player won’t play well.  SIMPLICITY, SECURITY, CONSISTENTCY.
  • Don’t coach caution into good players (overcoaching).
  • Nothing is accomplished without enthusiasm.
  • Look for and recognize your mistakes in coaching.
  • The little things are done by the winners. (Everyone takes care of the big things).
  • Having a good team just gives you a chance to win.
  • Physical conditioning precedes mental toughness.  Discipline precedes morale.  Both are necessary to win.
  • Players, not coaching, wins. Poor coaching loses.
  • Be yourself, not an action.  Players recognize phonies.
  • Play like you practice.  Make second effort a part of your personality.
  • Know the rules, players and coaches.
  • Football is a game of critical situations.
  • Kicking is 1/3 of football. This is the phase of the game in which big breaks occur.
  • Prepare for the psychological lifts and let-downs.
  • Know what to expect of your offense, defense, kicking game and personnel.
  • Always have a plan and believe in it.
  • a.       Do not compromise or lose your guts.
  • b.      Everything must be planned. Nothing happens by accident.
  • c.       Your plan will keep you from overlooking the little things.
  • Form a team of winners. Surround yourself with players and coaches to whom football means a lot.

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PRACTICE ORGANIZATION (THE TRUE MEASURE OF COACHING)

 Careful planning of practice sessions is not only an efficient way to prepare for a successful season or game but will also help to prevent and reduce injuries.

 *THE SCHEDULE: All activities should be placed on a time basis, preferably of short duration, so that every item will be covered, including breaks for rest and replacement of liquids. The responsibility of announcing changes should be placed in the hands of a manager so that the active coach will not forget the time changes.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #108: Coaching: 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 #107: Keys to Success

 

KEYS TO SUCCESS 

Personally, I don’t believe you can coach any different than you live. Several years ago I summarized what I thought to be the keys to whatever success I may have and came up with five principles: 1) dedication, 2) sacrifice, 3) persistence, 4) discipline, 5) faith.

To me, these five principles are the basis for my life and the Augustana football difference.

Dedication is that goal-setting we all do, that desire we have to do something as an individual and as a part of the family or group we are a part of.

Sacrifice is the pay back to the phrase, “you can’t get something for nothing.”  We understand for every victory there has to be a defeat and we work every day “so as to win the prize.” When we first met our team in 1979, we told them we would work so hard that we would never have to alibi for a defeat and also never have to apologize for a victory.

Persistence is that ability to stick to it, no matter what happens, to get up off the floor and learn so not to be knocked down again.

Discipline is the key to the other three.  Without being a good self-disciplined person, you cannot set goals, sacrifice or stick with it. Discipline is the key when it’s fourth and one, whether you continue to play offense or play defense.

Last but really first is faith.  Faith in God and faith in your fellow man. You cannot do it alone, and no one wants to be alone.  The true joy of coaching is to share the experience together, to look at the guy next to you and say, “I need you and I can count on you.” It’s the player’s game and it’s only a game.

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Dear Lord,

Grant us the strength always to make the great effort;

To play fair, to be a loyal teammate;

Most of all Lord, help us remember that

In competition, good sportsmanship assures

That we and our opponents will have fun

And be friends when the game is done.

 

— Authored by Gene A. Carpenter, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director

Millersville (Pa.) University

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If you would leave footprints in the sands of time – It will be necessary to wear your work shoes.

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PLAY THE GAME

Quit your crabbing, quit your gabbing, just get in and play the game.

Quit your fussing, quit your cussing, do honor to your name.

 

It’s no use to be dejected, just get

In and be respected,

And do more than is expected, Play the Game.

 

Quit your growling, quit your howling

Make a victory gleam.

Win the game, be winners all. Do your best at every call.

Be a fighter ‘till you fall – Play the game.

 

Quit your dragging, quit your nagging.

Help your men along.

Do some coaxing, do some hoaxing, show them you are strong.

Slap your teammate on the back, make him feel it – make it smack,

Let him know your pop’s not slack, Play the game.

 

Quit your slugging, start to lugging,

Work hard on court or field.

You’re a licker, you’re a sticker,

Never known to yield.

Don’t you for a moment loiter, You’re a winner, an exploiter,

Show them how to reconnoiter – Play the game.

 

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #107: Keys to 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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