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Handout #343: Friends

Friends

If nobody smiled and nobody cheered, and nobody helped us along;

If every man looked after himself and good things all went to the strong;

If nobody cared just a little for you, and nobody thought about me;

And all we stood alone in the battle of life, what a dreary old world it would be.

 

Life is sweet just because of the friends we have made, and the things in common that we share;

We want to live on, not because of ourselves, but because of the people who care;

It’s giving and doing for somebody else–on that all life’s splendor depends;

And the joy of the world, when you have summed it all up, is found in the making of friends.

— Chipped from Hillyard Chemical Co. Bulletin

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #343: Friends. 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 #342: Try and Be The Best

TRY AND BE THE BEST

If you can’t be the pine on the top of the hill, Be a scrub in the valley – but be the best little scrub at the side of the hill; be a bush if you can’t be a tree.

If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of grass, Some highway to happier to make;

If you can’t be a muskie; then just be a bass – But the liveliest bass in the lake.

We can’t all be captains, some have to be the crew; There’s something for all of us here;

There’s big work to do; there’s lesser to do; And the task we must do is near.

If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail, If you can’t be a sun, be a star.  It isn’t by the size that you win or fail – Be the BEST of whatever you are.

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WHAT IS A COMPETITOR?

He plays like very play means the championship.  The guy never gives up.  He’s never beat mentally.  He’s a game player, He comes through for his team.  He is consistent.  He does his job on every play.  Setbacks don’t discourage him.  He’s never satisfied with his performance.  He keeps on going play after play.  FULL SPEED.

He runs you to death.  You can’t relax for a moment,  He doesn’t play cautious.  He’s aggressive – always on the attack.  He’s more interested in the team than personal glory and winning is the most important goal.  Young man, young girl – How Do You Measure Up?

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MOTIVATION

MORALE – recognize individual rewards – rewards, personal contact – dressing room.

OPPORTUNITY – getting it – convince with facts – film grade – stats.

TOGETHERNESS – dressing room unity – pictures – press guide – newspapers.

INITIATIVE – encourage to lead – find leaders early.

VARIETY – Change off season, program fun – make practice exciting.

ATTITUDE – how do the players feel, act, react.

TRADITION – cannot be bought, sold, bargained for.  IT MUST BUILD.

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CONDITION – Comes from hard work during practice A-N-D proper mental and morale conduct between practices.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #342: Try and Be the Best. 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 #341: Football: The Test of a Man

FOOTBALL:  THE TEST OF A MAN

WHAT IS FOOTBALL?  It is not an original game.  It was put together out of equal parts of soccer, rugby and the American spirit.  It has absolutely no hold on foreigners.  Even Canadians, who ought to understand us and our games if anyone in the world should, don’t think we play with enough men.  To the English, it is a dreadful bore.  Too many time-outs, not enough continuous action, don’t you know, old chap?

FOOTBALL is a game that insists a quarterback be not only a great athlete, but a genius as well, and then attempts to devise a means by which the defense may disable him forever.  It is a game that attempts to convince the dean that it is as complex as nuclear physics.  But when it’s third down and short yardage, science takes a terrible flogging in the field.

WHAT IS FOOTBALL?  It is Chicken Liver Tech rising in mighty wrath and blowing Mose Jaw University of the top ten.  It is some skinny sophomore, who wants to play making a second stringer out of last year’s All America, who doesn’t want to play.

WHAT IS FOOTBALL?  It is a snake dance in the street and a crackling bonfire, the last stand of the 1920 style razzamataz.  It is the plaything of a millionaire, whose only true sense of pride is a headline on the sports page.  It is a ten-year professional, just retired, proudly showing a reporter the place where his right knee bones used to be.  It is a big lug croaking the alma mater on graduation day, tears cascading down his beefy, battered cheeks.  It is a grown man, fired from his first head coaching job on the pros’ blacklist for saying naughty things about the club owner, trying desperately to explain to friends why he cannot bring himself to sell insurance.

WHAT IS FOOTBALL? It is the test of a man.  Pure and simple.

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SECRETS TO SUCCESS – Bernard Baruch – Philanthropist, Advisor to Presidents.

  1. BE QUICK TO PRAISE – People like to praise those who praise them.
  2. BE POLITE. – If you are, others will be polite to you.
  3. BE HELFUL – That’s the first definition of success.
  4. BE CHEERFUL – There are enough crepe-hangers around.
  5. DON’T BE ENVIOUS – By far the better is to assume that what the other fellow does – YOU can do as well or better.

bcb – March, ’77

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #341: Football: The Test of a Man. 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 #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision . . .; Dedication-Sacrifice-Desire

20 Ways to Avoid a Decision

  1. We tried that before.
  2. We’ve never done it that way before.
  3. I know a fellow who tried it.
  4. We’ve always done it this way.
  5. It’s too radical a change.
  6. We did all right without it.
  7. Our situation is different.
  8. We lack authority to change.
  9. We don’t have the time.
  10. Not enough help.
  11. It costs too much.
  12. It isn’t in the budget.
  13. We’re not ready for that.
  14. Let’s put it in writing.
  15. We should test it first.
  16. A committee should study it first.
  17. Let’s give it more thought.
  18. You’re right, but why now?
  19. Good thought but impractical.
  20. It can’t be done.

WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE???

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DEDICATION – SACRIFICE – DESIRE

He who won’t be denied will find a way.

It is no disgrace to fail, but to lie there and grunt is.

It is not he that enters upon any career, or starts in any race, he that runs well and perseveringly that gains the plaudits of others or the approval of his own conscience.

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.  That the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  — William H. Murray

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  • No horse gets anywhere till he is harnessed.  No stream ever drives anything until it is confined.  No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and DISCIPLINED.
  • Athletic games/contests are generally won by the boys, the athletes with great desire.
  • It ain’t braggin’ if you’ve done it.
  • Everything cometh to him that waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth.
  • I asked of life:  “What have you to offer me?”  And the answer came:  “What have you to give me?”
  • It is impossible to get a toehold on success by acting like a heal.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision. 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 #339: The Value of Competition

THE VALUE OF COMPETITION

There is only one method of mastering life’s test:  Just keep on a – striving and hope for the best.

The person who gets ahead is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.

Like anyone who coasts, there is only one place for them to go – downhill.  Keep alive – Keep challenging yourself until the day you quit.  When growth stops – decay sets in.

SELF-RELIANCE

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance.

That imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on what plot of ground which is given him to till.

The power which resides in him is now in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

ONLY ONE MOTHER . . .

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds.

Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.

The tougher the job – the greater the reward.

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

SUCCESS demands singleness of purpose.

CONFIDENCE

When Patty Sheehan was a little girl in Middlebury, Vermont, she had three older brothers, all of whom were excellent athletes.  Her father was an athletic coach.  If you wanted any recognition in the family — and Patty did — you had to knuckle down and earn it.  She learned very quickly that winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Patty became an expert at almost every kind of sport.  You name it and she could play it well.  At the age of 10, she won the national junior ski championship.  In a few years however, she decided against a career as a skier and turned seriously to golf, a game she had taught herself.  Eventually she became a regular on the women’s professional golf tour.

Her confidence in the 1983 Women’s LPGA Championship was typical of self-reliant, self-taught Patty.  At one point in the final round, when she was trailing the leader by seven shots, Patty’s manager decided it was all over and wanted to leave early to catch a plane.  Patty warned her not to go, telling her flatly:  “I’m going to win this tournament.”  Patty then proceeded to birdie the next five holes in a row to take the lead.  She won the tournament.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #339: The Value of Competition. 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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