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Handout #235: Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership

Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership

The following opportunities:

  1. To learn football.
  2. To cultivate physical and mental stamina.
  3. To improve and develop skills.
  4. To widen a circle of friends by communicating with members of opposing teams and communities.
  5. To express and exemplify good sportsmanship.
  6. To build up true friendships with squad members.
  7. To compete with confidence and follow through with commitment.
  8. To associate with coaches and members that are involved with athletics.
  9. To enjoy one of the greatest heritages of youth, the privilege to play the game – the great game of football.
  10. To be involved with the four downs of life:  1.  The home.   2.  The school.  3.  The church.  4.  The community.
  11. To learn that violation of a rule of the game brings on a penalty and that this same consequence follows in the game of life.

BRON BACEVICH – Roger Bacon – June, 1977

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Thought Conditions

  • Most men fail not because they aim too high – but because they aim at nothing.
  • The only real limitations we encounter are those which we place on our own mind!!!
  • The self-motivated man is one who has developed more of the God-given potential all of us possess!
  • All men are created with an equal opportunity to become unequal.
  • You are where you are because of the dominated thoughts that occur in your mind.
  • You rise or fail, succeed or fail, by the image you hold in your own mind.

DO IT NOW!!!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #235: Eleven Goal Lines for Team Membership. 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 #234: Everyday Success Pointers

Everyday Success Pointers

  1. Can’t – means won’t try.
  2. Your mind is the place where all progress begins and ends.
  3. To every difficulty, there is a solution.
  4. To discover a weakness is the beginning of strength.
  5. Your goal becomes your potential worth.
  6. Whatever you focus your attention upon, you give strength to it.
  7. Nothing is impossible for a willing mind.
  8. Genius is to take the complicated and make it simple.
  9. We can change our lives by merely changing our attitudes.
  10. To lose your fighting spirit is to lose all.
  11. If you meet someone without a smile – give him yours . . . It costs nothing but will pay rich dividends.
  12. Some people make things happen, some wait for things to happen – and then there are those who say – what happened!

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ENTHUSIASM . . .

The greatest gift in the world.  But to keep it you have to give it away.  Enthusiasm engenders enthusiasm, lifts up the spirit, and manifests one’s interest, whatever the task may be.

Enthusiasm also helps one to make friends, and adds to the happiness of others.  So with each day’s task, with each day’s greetings to friends, fellow workers, or acquaintances, give it out and it will come back to you in many ways, it will help enrich your life and the lives of those you come in contact with.

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HARMONY . . .

When a man achieves a fair measure of harmony within himself and his family circle, he achieves peace; and a nation made up of such individuals and groups is a happy nation.  As the harmony of a star in its course is expressed by rhythm and grace, so the harmony of a man’s life-course is expressed by happiness; this, I believe, is the prime desire of mankind.  — Treasure Chest

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HOW TO BE CHEERFUL . . .

The voluntary path to cheerfulness, if our spontaneous cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully, and act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.  To feel brave, act as if we were brave, use all our will to that end, and courage will very likely replace fear.  If we act as if from some better feeling, the bad feeling soon folds its tent like an Arab and silently steals away.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #234: Everyday Success Pointers. 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 #233: Everybody Wants to be a Leader!

Everybody Wants to be a Leader!

Most people want to be leaders, but a well-defined explanation of the qualities needed for leadership is lacking.  For more than 50 years, Dr. A. A. Porter, President of Bituminous Coal research, Inc., has been observing the traits of those people who held or were being promoted to responsible positions.

Here are some of his observations:

  • The leader understands and appreciates people.  His interest is shown through kindness, courtesy, fairness and unlimited patience.
  • He knows the people in his organization, treats those in minor and major positions with equal consideration.
  • He has great capacity for work but does not try to do it all himself.  He delegates authority and responsibility.
  • He has unbounded enthusiasm for his organization, its product, his associates, his profession and his country.
  • He is a good finder, not a faultfinder; an optimist, not pessimist.
  • He has engaging manners, is tasteful in dress, careful to express himself clearly and correctly.
  • He impresses people because of his clarity of thought, action, and expression – because of the vibrance of his voice, the sparkle of his eye, and because of his vigor and animation.
  • He has a sense of humor and an understanding heart.  He puts first things first; constantly observes people who are promotable; insists that the right people are in the right places, makes sure that prejudice does not influence promotion.

For any person who wants to get ahead, Dr. Porter’s formula for leadership is a code to live by.

University of Colorado – FBall Clinic – April, ’77

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Leadership

Just as each of us has a unique fingerprint, so each of us has a unique inner personal gift.  We are all the poorer if we do not encourage it to be released in others nor release our own.

Jesus is calling us into a new community where leadership will be measured in terms of effective helping of others; where each of us will find the fulfillment of his own dreams as he encourages others to the fulfillment of theirs, and where my power of self – esteem, my fullness of human being, will come, to me as yours comes to you.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #233: Everybody Wants to be a Leader. 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 #232: Coach- Take my Daughter and Make her a Woman…

Coach- Take my Daughter and Make her a Woman…

Dear Coach:

My daughter will come to you today and wants to try out for your team.  It is going to be sort of strange and new to her for a while, and I wish you would sort of treat her gently, but make her a woman.

You see, up to now she’s been Queen of the Roost.  She’s been boss of our backyard.  Her mother has always been near to soothe and repair her feelings.  but now, things are going to be different, coach, for today she will start out on a great new adventure.  It is an adventure that will probably include defeat and tragedy and sorrow within her soul.  But I believe this is the best road for her to travel if she is to become a woman.

So, Coach, I wish you would sort of look after her.  Teach her the things that she must know.  Be firm when you must, but gentle as you can.  She will have to learn, I know, that playing sports is for a favored few; for the really strong and tough; for those who like and take it rough.

In your world of sport, she will see that all women are not just, that all women are not true, but teach her to play fair and try to win is the thing she must strive to do.  She must learn it is far more honorable to fail with a good try rather than to cheat or lie.

Teach her to stand up to those who would be tough, but to be gentle and have compassion for those of misfortune who have had life rough.

Teach her, if you can, Coach, that for every defeat someday there will be a victory, that for every loss there will be a win, and with each win, there will come a new friend.

Let her learn early that to make an excuse will only result in self abuse, and that those who talk a lot usually put themselves on the spot.

Teach her, if you can, Coach, how to laugh when she’s sad.  Teach her there is no shame in tears.  Teach her there can be glory in failure and despair in success.

Treat her gently if you can.  She’s a little young to play like a woman.  But don’t coddle her because only the test of fire makes a fine steel.  Let her have the courage to be impatient.  Let her have the patience to be brave.

Teach her not to be ordinary, that it takes courage to excel, and that she must excel.

Let her know that it is better to wear out than to rust out.

Teach her to associate herself with women of good quality for the protection of her reputation; for is better to be alone than in bad company.

She must know that when she is through improving, she is through.

Try to teach her to thank God every morning when she gets up that she has something to do that day which must be done, whether she likes it or not.  Being forced to work, and forced to do her best will breed in herself temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle woman will never know.

She must learn to do her best at everything she attempts because a job poorly done stands as witness against the woman who did it.

Teach her how to be humble if she wins and how to be a winner without winning; for she must understand that only one comes in first, but that every one is a winner if she has done her very best.

Teach her how to have faith in herself, in all that she does; because she will always have faith in mankind.

You must always teach her, for I am prejudice for her much more than you.  Teach me to know when to help her up when she is down; when to leave her alone when she is low and on her own when she must get up and go.

I know this is a lot to ask, but I know it is possible because there were coaches in my past, so, when she comes to you today, offer her your hand and try to make her an athlete, but first a woman.

Sincerely,

A Mother

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #232: Coach- Take my Daughter and Make her a Woman…. 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 #231: Leadership

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP is an obligation and a privilege of every person, young and old, because it is based simply on what we do. Leadership is nothing more than really LIVING.

LEARNING TO LIVE:

  1. Learn to say something positive to everybody all the time.
  2. Learn to say something positive in everything that happens.
  3. Learn to see it big and keep it simple.  Adopt as your formula SID – KIS (See It Big – Keep It Simple).

LAWS OF LEADERSHIP

  1. Learn to get excited about your work.  Get excited about the next football season.  There is nothing that can make you more excited about your work, your football, than a sense of its importance and urgency.
  2. USE or LOSE.  God gives everyone certain attributes, characteristics, talents, and then he says, “If you use what you have, I’ll increase it, but if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.  Use it or lose it.”  Use it or lose it!  It’s a law.
  3. Learn to give whether you get anything or not.
  4. Learn to motivate yourself.

LEADERSHIP – It is not personality, leadership, it is not position, nor is leadership endowed to a certain few.  Leadership is that certain something that is “Bought” with a price.  Bought with a price that can be paid by anyone, anytime, anywhere, and you are as much a leader as you will ever be because the price you are paying is determining the kind of leader you will be tomorrow.  Leadership begins with a simple decision to pay the price and ends the moment you cease to pay it.

PRICE OF LEADERSHIP – Courage, Desire, Determination, Discipline, Dedication, Loyalty, and Togetherness.

MOST EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP – Be a model; in school, at home, in your church, and in your community.  This is leadership by example.

THE CHALLENGE FOR 1970 – This is what we are seeking in our football program.  Leadership on your part will go a long ways to making 1970 – Our Greatest ever Roger Bacon Varsity Football Season.  Are you ready for leadership?  Whooooo, Let’s Go!

TEAM NEEDS STRONG LEADERSHIP . . . TOGETHERNESS IS SWEETNESS!!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #231: Leadership. 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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