How do you get them to show up on days when they really don't feel like it?
Help the find the "why". Why are you doing this?
When I ask athletes this, this is usually what they say. "Well, I want play in college." Then I ask, why do you want to play in college?
They then say they don't really know. They haven't thought about that. You want them to get into the details of what it means to go to college.
Do you want to go to any college? Community college? Why do you want to go there? Is there a special program there? Do you want to live close to home?
Or do you want to go to a Division I college?
You want to get the athlete to spell it out for you. Write it down and re-visit this often. Get into detail is the key to motivation.
Intrinsically motivate your athletes.
At some level they need to want to play for their teammates. And at some level, they need to want to play for their coach. When they don't want to let their teammates down and don't want to let their coach down, they'll play at an extremely high level.
How do you create an environment where the kid is going to play for their coach?
For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when
the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds
physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that
- Emmitt Smith
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
- Damon Runyon
"True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts."
- Mia Hamm
"Winning isn't everything-- but wanting to win is."
- Vince Lombardi
Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his
career and puts everything he has into it - His mind, his body and his
heart - what is life worth to him?"
"Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest
strength in the world behind him."
- Vince Lombardi
"Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
- Billie Jean King
"The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it."
- Wayne Gretzky
Only those who can see the invisible, can accomplish the impossible.
- Patrick Snow
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson
If you are going to be a champion, you must be willing to pay a greater price.
- Bud Wilkinson
The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work - if you won't.
- Zig Ziglar
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
- Muhammad Ali
Other people may not have had high expectations for me... but I had high expectations for myself.
- Shannon Miller
Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.
- Knute Rockne
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
- Oliver Wendall Holmes. Sr.
The secret of success is consistency of purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli
You have to find it. No one else can find it for you.
- Bjorn Borg
"There's no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn't care who gets the credit."
- Laing Burns, Jr.
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
- Michael Jordan
"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory."
- Blaise Pascal
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller
"Many of us are more capable than some of us . . . but none of us is as capable as all of us!!"
- Tom Wilson team inspirational volleyball quotes...
Volleyball is my life, everything else is just details
Lifes TOUGH and its gonna get worse AFTER I BEAT YOU!
Rejection - blocking someone so hard that it knocks grandma off the bleachers
Life is short, play hard
I bust mine so I can kick yours
Deal with it
Just you, them, and everything above the net