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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 #328: Good Coach-Manager-Leader. . .

Good Coach-Manager-Leader

  1. Have Compassion – For players, people
  2. Have will to be fair
  3. Do not disintegrate under pressure
  4. Ability to look into tomorrow.

“Ability is God’s gift to man . . . Achievement is man’s gift to God.”

Motivated People:

  1. Are self-starters
  2. Accept accountability
  3. Are goal-oriented
  4. Pursue excellence
  5. Are P-H-D’s (Pride-Hustle-Desire)
  6. Never pass the buck

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Strength Program – Why?

You have to understand that football (any contact sport) is played from the chin up.  If the boy has confidence in his strength, he will be a winner.  He will have a good image of himself and will believe in your program.

The kids have to understand that the strength program is the name of the game.  Be convinced of this and you are going to win.  Too many coaches believe that they win in the season of play.  The winning coaches believe that winning begins to take place in the off season.

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Evaluating Athletes

  1. Is the kid honest?  Is he telling the truth.  Tell the kids – under no circumstance are they to lie to the coaches.
  2. Are you totally committed?  If the kids are not committed, you have no chance of winning.
  3. Do they care about us, the program, or do they care only about themselves?  There is no room for a selfish player.  There is no “I” and “Me” on a winning team.  Players should think:  “BIG TEAM”; “LITTLE ME.”

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Coaching:

You can’t teach all the football (or any sport) you know.  The real test of coaching is whether or not the kids that you’re coaching know what you’re teaching – and – whether you have imparted that to them so that they can execute successfully on the field.

BELIEVE – With decent talent if a coach is close to his players, believes in what he is doing – is honest and forthright with his players – gets the same thing back from his players and the game is played with tremendous enthusiasm. WILL WIN.

What is greater work than to direct the minds and form the character of the young.

I hold with certainty that no painter, nor sculptor, nor any other artist does such excellent work as he molds the minds and character of youth.

Now – Doesn’t this make you proud of your involvement with youth sports?

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #328: Good Coach-Manager-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 #321: The Only Way to Win; Optimist vs. Pessimist . . .

The Only Way to Win . . .

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

It takes a little courage and a little self-control and some grim determination, if you want to reach your goal.

It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and sternest chin,

No matter what the battle, if you really want to win.

There’s no easy path to glory, there’s no rosy road to life, however we may view it, is no simple parlor game; But its prizes call for fighting, for endurance and for grit; for a rugged disposition and a don’t know when to quit.

You must take a blow or give one, you must risk and you must lose, and expect that in the struggle, you will from the bruise.

But you mustn’t wince or falter; if a fight you begin;  Be a man and face the battle – That’s the only way to win.

Practice does NOT make perfect!!  Prefect Practice makes perfect.

Once you’ve won or lost, it’s behind you.  What lies ahead of you is all that matters.

WORDS are LEAVES – Deeds are fruit.

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OPTIMIST – VS – PESSIMIST By William Arthur Ward

The optimist turns the impossible into possible – The pessimist turns the possible into the impossible.

The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly – the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.

The optimist sees a green near every sand trap – the pessimist sees a sand trap near every green.

The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity – the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.

To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges – to the pessimist all doors have locks and latches.

The optimist promotes progress, prosperity and plenty – the pessimist preaches limitations, liabilities and losses.

The optimist accentuates assets, abundance, and advantages – the pessimist majors in mistakes, misfortunes and misery.

The optimist goes out and finds the bell – the pessimist gives up and wrings his hands.

NOW – HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

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SUCCESS

It is impossible to get a toehold on success by acting like a heal.

A man attains in the measure that he aspires.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

Practice does not make perfect!!!  Perfect practice does.

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Quotes

No man is as important as the team.

The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.

NEVER – NEVER – NEVER – GIVE UP. — W, Churchill

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #321: The Only Way to Win. 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 #239: Commitment to Excellence – This Year

Commitment to Excellence – This Year

(Teammates — Co-workers)

Commitment is the thing.  Soldiers in the ranks have rarely, over the ages, fought for the king, country, freedom or moral principle.

More than anything else, men have fought and winners have won because of a commitment – to a leader – and to a small brotherhood where the ties that bind are mutual respect and confidence – shared privation – shared hazard – shared triumph – a willingness to obey and determination to follow.

“And then in one of the greatest thundering jolts in which a man’s real motives are revealed to him in an electrifying vision, I understand, at last, why I jumped hospital that Sunday 35 years ago and, in violation of orders, returned to the front and almost certain death.

It was an act of love.  Those men on the line were my family, my home.  They were closer to me than I can say, closer than any friends had been or ever would be.  They had never let me down, and I couldn’t do it to them.  I had to be with them, rather than let them die and me live with the knowledge that I might have saved them.  Men, I now knew, do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction.  They fight for one another.

Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all.  He is truly damned.”

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #239: Commitment to Excellence – This Year. 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 #238: A Father’s Prayer

A Father’s Prayer

I have a boy to bring up.  Help me to perform my task with wisdom and kindness, and good cheer.  Help me to see him clearly as he is.  Let not my fear for him magnify my doubts.  Let not my pride in him hide his faults.  Quicken my judgment, so that I shall know how to train him to think, and to be, in all things, pure and simple.

Give me great patience and long memory.  Let me remember the hard places of my own youth, that I may help him when I see him struggling as I struggled.  Let me remember the things that made me glad, lest I forget that child’s laughter is the light of life.

Teach me that love has no weaknesses, tolerates no selfishness.  Keep me from weakening my son through granting him pleasures that end in sickness of soul.  Grant that I may love my boy wisely.

I have a boy to bring up.  Teach me to give him true values and beauty, just rewards of industry.  Help me to send him into the world with a mission of service.  Strengthen my mind, that I may teach him that he is his brother’s keeper, and to serve those who know not the need of service, and not knowing, need it the most.

I have a boy to bring up.  So guide me and direct me that I may do this service to the glory of God, and the service of my country, and to my son’s happiness.  In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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GREAT REFEREE OF ALL MANKIND . . .

Help us in our divine task of helping others as we help ourselves.  Do not let our love for fun go in the wrong direction.  Help us to play the game of life according to the rules, and that we be good examples.

Help us to remember that when someone wins, someone loses;  that victory is accomplished by good breaks; so that when we win, we do not crow, and when we lose, we do not cry.

Help us remember that every human being is created in your image and is sacred.

We thank Thee, almighty God, for all the great gifts you have given us:  Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually, and we humbly try to reciprocate by dedicating our lives to helping others who are less fortunate.  AMEN.

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TO BE SUCCESSFUL . . .

  1. Don’t worry when you are doing the best you know how to do.
  2. Don’t hurry when success depends on accuracy.
  3. Don’t believe a thing is impossible without trying it.
  4. Don’t imagine that good intentions are enough.
  5. Don’t think evil of a friend unless you have all the facts.
  6. Don’t harbor bitterness in your soul overnight.

RANDOM THOUGHTS

  • There is no right way to do the wrong thing.
  • All people smile in the same language.
  • The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
  • The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #238: A Father’s Prayer. 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 #222: Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?

Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?

  • To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.  Mark Twain
  • Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy.  Proverbs 27:6
  • A friend that has had history, that has been threatened, perhaps broken or damaged, is more meaningful than a bland relationship which has known only affirmative times.  Unknown
  • Life is a chronicle of friendship.  Friends create the world anew each day.  Helen Keller
  • A true friend is always loyal.  Proverbs 17:17
  • Your friend is your needs answered.  Unknown
  • Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.  Oscar Wilde
  • A true friend is always loyal, and a brother is born in time of need.  Proverbs 17:17
  • I go through life exploring each day, without any idea of a fixed end.  And I don’t do it by myself – I take people along with me.  Unknown
  • There can be no friendship where there is no freedom.  Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.  William Penn.
  • My only sketch, profile of heaven, is a large blue sky, larger than the biggest I have ever seen in June – and in it are my friends – all of them – every one of them.  Unknown
  • Friendship?  Yes, please.  Charles Dickens
  • If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit . . but if a friend of mine had sorrow and refused to allow me to share it, I should feel it most bitterly.  Oscar Wilde
  • My friend is one whom I can associate with my choicest thoughts.  Unknown
  • Life is nothing without friendship.  Cicero
  • What is a friend?  I’ll tell you.  It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.  Anonymous
  • Friendships multiply joys, and divide griefs.  Unknown

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The Best in You

Give to the world – each day you live

One treasure only you can give!

In everything you say or do,

Give to the world the best in you.

The greatest treasure that you own

is valueless to you alone.

Yet – freely given – you will find

That it enriches all mankind.

Scatter – each day you live – the seeds

Of love and service the world needs,

And in the measure that you sow-

In just that measure you will grow.

There is no greater gift you can

Bestow on your fellow man

Than this:  In all that you say or do

You give to him the best in YOU.

— Unknown

man-maker football – bron bacevich – roger bacon 7/’78

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout # 222: Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?. 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 #75: Cooperation; Success; Influence; What Do You Think . . .

COOPERATION …

In shooing flies or hauling freight ’tis wiser to cooperate:  For better work is sooner done when we take hold and work as one.

Now that’s the truth, all horses know; They learned centuries ago: When days are hot and flies are thick, Cooperation does the trick.

One tail on duty at the rear, can’t reach the flies behind the ear.  But two tails, if arranged with craft, give full protection fore and aft.

Now fools pursue the lonely course, But wise men emulate the horse: To make a burden half as great, so-use “Horse Sense” – Cooperate.

 

SUCCESS …

  • Son, you can do anything you think you can. It’s all in the way you view it. It’s all in the start you get, young man. You must feel you are going to do it.  – A rhyme sung by a Mother
  • The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight.  But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.  – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Never – Never – Never – Never Give Up  – Winston Churchill
  • Who misses or who wins the prize – Go lose or conquer, as you can; But if you fail, or if you rise, Be each, pray God, a gentleman. – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Words are leaves – deeds are fruit.
  • Your ship won’t come in till you row out to meet it.

 

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 the 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.  – George Hodges

LIFEBe it long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK …

  • Average” is as close to the bottom as to the top.
  • Reaching high keeps a young man on his toes.
  • A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head.
  • Footprints in the sands of time are never made by sitting down.
  • Always do right, this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain
  • A self-motivated player makes commitments; ordinary players make promises.
  • The real secret of a successful athlete is the absolute confidence that he has in himself and in his abilities.
  • If you want to see a child at his very best in learning all the important things in life, watch him at play. – Plato

 

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #75: Cooperation; Success; Influence; What Do You Think . . .

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 #1: Athletics, Guts, Courage

ATHLETICS 

AAMBITIONAmbition to be the best possible player in one’s position on his team.    

TTRAININGThe first requisite for any athelete if he aspires to be outstanding. 

HHONESTY – To one’ self, to team, to teammates, to coaches, to the school and to the community.

LLOYALTY – To family, school, coaches, to one’s team and teammates.  The real measure of class – a class athlete. 

EELIGIBILITY – Regardless of one’s potential or ability, an ineligible player is of no value to his team.  Education is the prime purpose of school.

TTRUST WORTHINESS – A trait which an athlete must posses if he expects to be a leader.  You should always be able to be counted on.

IIMPROVEMENTThis is what makes a champion.  A truly good athlete is constantly searching for ways to improve.  He hates mediocrity.

CCOURAGE – The greatest of all human qualities.  The ability to do that which is right regardless of how the game is going.

SSTICK-TO-IT-IVE-NESSThe very best quality at athlete can possess.  To see every task through to the very end, be it bitter or sweet.  To “hang in” when the going is toughest.

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There is a certain blend of courage, integrity, character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name, but it has been called different things in different countries.  Our American name for its is — G – U – T – S!!!

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COURAGE is the first of human qulaities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

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For a PDF file of the original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here Handout #1 Athletics

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