Quotes – Part 3

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Over the last couple of years on the facebook page I have posted quotes that jumped out at me from various sources.  Here is the third collection of some of them. In no particular order.  Part 1 is here.  Part 2 is here.

“Every player should take 5 minutes to themselves before practice and mentally lock into what needs to be done. Jeff Boals

“Training doesn’t have to be certain length of time to be effective.” Mark Lebedew

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Ken Robinson

“The interesting thing about coaching is troubling the comfortable and comforting the troubled.” Ric Charlesworth

“Practice is the battle you must win.” Hugh McCutcheon

“The bagger is the technique of lazy.” Daniele Bagnoli

“After the game is before the game.” Sepp Herberger

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. Susan Cain

“Victories come when their time comes. Often later than you wish. Patience is an essential quality of a coach’s profession.” Vyacheslav Platonov

“It’s not all rainbows and ponies.” Hugh McCutcheon

“You cannot buy experience. You have to fight for it.” Marc Wilmots

“The idea that I [should] trust my eyes more than the stats, I don’t buy that because I’ve seen magicians pull rabbits out of hats and I know that the rabbit’s not in there.” Billy Beane

“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” Pat Riley

“Volleyball is not like a formula so we must give players some freedom.” Karch Kiraly

“Great organisations choose principles over people. When you give up on the principles, sooner or later you will break down.” Ettore Messina

“What you see is more important than what you know.” Giovanni Guidetti on scouting

“The players do the work, the players do the winning, … they’ve allowed me to coach them for a long time now.” Gregg Popovich

 “Desire plus Dedication plus Discipline plus Determination equals your Destination” Tom Hafey

“We don’t have to be great.  We have to play good volleyball for extended periods of time”  Hugh McCutcheon

“People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it.” — Simon Sinek

“Technique serves the game. Not the other way around.” Mark Lebedew

“Everything that can be measured can be improved.” Daniele Bagnoli

“I don’t know where the physical ends and psychological or the technical begins. For me, football is a whole just like man.” Jose Mourinho

 “Repeated psychology tests have proven that telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen.”— Derek Sivers

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates

“The quality of a training is determined by its content.” Mark Lebedew

“A work without flaws is a work without ambition.” James Gray

“Nobody MAKES coaches do anything. At every point in journey the coach chooses his own way. Never blame another for the choices you make.” Mark Lebedew


Read about the great new Vyacheslav Platonov coaching book here.

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