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Handout #210: The Will to Win – – – Victory (Part 2)

The Will to Win – – – Victory (Part 2)

INSPIRATION – A football player has to be inspired.  There must be a challenge, a goal, a person or something that pulls or drives him along.  Without this powerful inner motivation, he will always remain a mediocre ball player.

CONFIDENCE – The great athletes have confidence in themselves, a will or positive attitude which says, “I know I can do it!”  The only way to really build confidence is through summer conditioning, practice on skills, then when the season begins, practice, practice, and more practice.  It doesn’t come any other way.

COMPETITION – A good football player welcomes competition.  Most people do not compete enough – they give up too easily.  They never press on.  If a player is to play to his true potential, he must be willing to put out just a little more.

INTELLIGENCE – All football today requires a considerable amount of intelligence – smartness.  The ability to learn plays well and then apply this knowledge to the proper situation.  A player must study hard, not only football knowledge but in the school classroom as well.  An athlete must keep up his grades.  He should remember his primary interest is education and football is secondary.

LOYALTY – Loyalty is essential to a winning football team.  The Team Player never says anything bad about his teammates or his coaches behind their backs.  The TEAM PLAYER never second guesses the QBack, a teammate or a Coach.

PRIDE – The great athletes have a tremendous desire to excel, the urge to be the best.  They take pride in everything they do – in and out of school – in practice – in the game.  They take great pride in their play.  They hurt when they lose.  Too many athletes are satisfied with fair or good performances, when they could do better with more effort.

An athlete should always be striving for perfection.  He must never be content with mediocrity.  When a coach has players who have real pride in being champions, his team will always be tough to beat.  They will never fold.

We want players to think in terms of winning championships.  We want players who have a burning desire to be GCL Champs – to be #1 – to be the greatest ever Roger Bacon Football team.

The Will to Win – – – Victory – Roger Bacon FBall – Bron Bacevich

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #210: The Will to Win — Victory (Part 2). 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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