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Archive for October 2016

Handout #305: Best Foot Forward

Best Foot Forward

  • A critic is a legless man who teaches running.  – Channing Pollock
  • The darkest hour in the history of any young man is when he sits down to study how to get money without honestly earning it. – Horace Greely.
  • It is more probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent.  – Walter Dill Scott
  • A positive attitude changes everything.
  • Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Wise men and women in every major culture have maintained that the secret of happiness is not in getting more but in wanting less.
  • LEADERSHIP is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react.  If you’re in control, they’re in control.  – Tom Landry
  • FROM THE KELLOGG CO.  – With the application of our abilities as one team, we can make our own “BREAKS”.  We can create the “LUCK” that can be so elusive.  Here are the four keys of teamwork that do the job:  Loyalty, Unselfishness, Cooperation and Kindness.
  • There is a good deal of wasted talent in the world, and some of the waste comes from sheer ignorance.  People simply do not know how to apply their energies.  – Gilbert Highet
  • The opponent who is ungracious in defeat is merely weak and small, but the one who is ungracious in victory has a fatally flawed character.  – Sidney J. Harris
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson described this experience, “The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake the WILL . . .”  Emerson went on to say – “The true strength of a man is in the strength of his WILL.”
  • The happiest thing about climbing the ladder of SUCCESS is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
  • GOOD LUCK – often has the odor of perspiration about it.
  • If at first you don’t succeed try something harder.
  • Some people are so indecisive their favorite color is Plaid.
  • Your expression is the most important thing you can wear.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #305: Best Foot Forward. 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 #304: Brawn is Not Enough . . .

Brawn is Not Enough

Athletic ability should go hand in hand with scholarship.  The man who has the downright courage and fine coordination to play any of our great games successfully should by the same attributes be an outstanding student.  Without a good mind he cannot play the game greatly.

To succeed in games, he must show attention, concentration, tenacity and initiative . . .  the very foundation of scholarship.  If he is truly a great athlete, it goes without saying that he has the energy and sparkling vitality that should also put him at the very top in the classroom.

We know that athletics, both in training and competition, build Moral Fibre, gameness, loyalty and Respect for Authority.  We know that they teach us to think clearly and act positively in the stress of a contest and that they make us more companionable and considerate of the other fellow.  BUT this training should be but the complement of a mental growth that is ours through driving study.

The day of the brawny, burly, brainless chap is past.  On the athletic field and in every day life, the world demands a keen, clear thinking mind, a virile body, all governed by kindliness, saneness and courage.  A combination of athletics and scholarship will develop such a man.  — Nebraska High School Association Bulletin.

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How Do You Measure Up?

  • Three of the most difficult things in life are to keep a secret, forget an injury and make good use of free time.  — The Old Teacher
  • There is only one method of meeting life’s test:  Just keep on striving an’ hope for the best.
  • The five “S’s” that are necessary for football:  1. Spirit  2.  Speed  3. Skill  4. Savvy  5. Size.  If you don’t have the first four, don’t worry about the fifth.
  • He who won’t be denied will find a way.
  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. — George Bernard Shaw
  • You must become something more than “mere men” on the pain of becoming otherwise something less.
  • We like someone because.  We love someone although.
  • A successful person is one who went ahead and did the thing the rest of us never quite got around to.
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #304: Brawn is Not Enough. 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 #303: Children: Teaching and Learning: What Works 1

Children: Teaching and Learning: What Works 1

CURRICULUM OF THE HOME – Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.  What parents do to help their children learn is more important to academic success than how well-off the family is.

READING TO CHILDREN – The best way for parents to help their children become better readers is to read to them – even when they are very young. Children benefit most from reading aloud when they discuss stories, learn to identify letters and words, and talk about the meaning of words.

SPEAKING AND LISTENING – A good foundation in speaking and listening helps children become better readers IDEALS … Belief in the value of hard work, the importance of personal responsibility, and the importance of education itself contributes to greater success in school.

IDEALS – Belief in the idea of hard work, the importance of personal responsibility, and the importance of education itself contributes to greater success in school.

PHONICS – Children get a better start in reading if they are taught phonics. Learning phonics helps them to understand the relationship between letters and sounds and to “break the code” that links the words they hear with the words they see in print.

STORYTELLING – Telling young children stories can motivate them to read. Storytelling also introduces them to cultural values and literacy traditions before they can read, write, and talk about short stories by themselves. STUDENT ABILITY AND

EFFORT – Children’s understanding of the relationship between being smart and hard work changes as they grow.

INDEPENDENT READING – Children improve their reading ability by reading a lot. Reading achievement is directly related to the amount of reading children do in school and outside. COUNTING – A good way to teach children simple arithmetic is to build on their informal knowledge. This is why learning to count everyday objects is an effective basis for early arithmetic lessons.

GETTING PARENTS INVOLVED – Parental involvement helps children learn more effectively. Teachers who are successful at involving parents in their children’s schoolwork are successful because they work at it. READING COMPREHENSION – Children get more out of a reading assignment when the teacher precedes the lesson with background information and follows it with discussion.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS – Children learn science best when they are able to do the experiments, so they can witness “science in action.”

ESTIMATING – Although students need to know how to find the exact answers to arithmetic problems, good math students also learn helpful skills of estimating answers. This skill can be taught.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #303: Children: Teaching and Learning: What Works 1. 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 #302: The Habit of Going the Extra Mile

The Habit of Going the Extra Mile

An important principle of success in all walks of life and in all occupations is a willingness to “Go the Extra Mile” which means the rendering of more and better service than that for which one is paid, and giving it in a positive mental attitude.

Search wherever you will for a single sound argument against this principle, and you will not find it; nor will you find a single instance of enduring success which was not attained in part by its application.

The principle is not the creation of man.  It is a part of Nature’s handiwork, for it is obvious that every living creature below the intelligence of man is forced to apply the principle in order to survive.

Man may disregard the principle if he chooses, but he cannot do so and at the same time enjoy the fruits of enduring success.

Observe how nature applies this principle in the production of food that grows from the soil, where the farmer is forced to go the extra mile by clearing the land, and planting the seed at the right time of the year, for none of which he receives any pay in advance.

But, observe that if he does his work in harmony with Nature’s Laws, and performs the necessary amount of labor, Nature takes over the job where the farmer’s labor ends, germinates the seed he plants and develops it into a crop of food.

And, observe thoughtfully the significant fact:  For every grain of wheat or corn he plants in the soil, Nature yields him perhaps a hundred grains, thus enabling him to benefit by the law of increasing returns.

Nature goes the extra mile by producing enough of everything for her needs, together with a surplus for emergencies and waste; for example, the fruit on the trees, the bloom from which the fruit is grown, frogs in the pond, and fish in the seas.

Nature goes the extra mile by producing enough of every living thing to insure the perpetuation of the species, allowing for emergencies of every kind.  If this were not true, the species of all living things would soon vanish.

Some believe that the beasts of the jungle and the birds of the air live without labor, but thoughtful men know that this is not true.  It is true Nature provides the source of supply of food for every living thing, but every creature must labor before it may partake of that food.

Thus we see that nature discourages the habit which some men have acquired of trying to get something for nothing.

The advantages of the habit of going the extra mile are definite and understandable.  Let us examine some of them and be convinced:

  • The habit brings the individual to the favorable attention of those who can and will provide opportunities for self-advancement.
  • It tends to make on indispensable, in many different human relationships, and it therefore enables him to command more than average compensation for personal services.
  • It leads to mental growth and to physical skill and perfection in many forms of endeavor, thereby adding to one’s earning capacity.
  • It protects one against the loss of employment when employment is scarce, and places him in a position to command the choicest of jobs.
  • It enables one to profit by the law of contrast, since the majority of people do not practice the habit.
  • It leads to the development of a positive, pleasing mental attitude, which is essential for enduring success.
  • It tends to develop a keen imagination because it is a habit which inspires one continuously to seek new and better ways of rendering service.
  • It develops the important quality of personal initiative.
  • It develops self-reliance and courage.
  • It serves to build the confidence of others in one’s integrity.
  • It aids in the mastery of the destructive habit of procrastination.
  • It develops definiteness of purpose, insuring one against the common habit of aimlessness.

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INFLUENCE.  He is a Christian who tries to be the kind of neighbor Christ would be, and the kind of citizen Christ would be, and who asks himself in all alternatives of his business life, and his social life, and his personal life, What would the Master do in this case?  The best Christian is he who most reminds the people with whom he lives of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He who never reminds anybody of the Lord Jesus Christ is not a Christian at all.  — The Treasure Chest

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #302: The Habit of Going the Extra Mile. 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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