defense consists of 3 R's: read, react, and rotate."
you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in."
responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back."
better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and yourbetter is best."
doesn't build character it reveals it."
difference between an extraordinary player and an ordinary player is that little extra."
is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative."
is not how big you are, it is how big you play."
practice, if you don't like to do it, it is probably good for you." D. Cotrell
discipline makes up for a lack of talent and a lack of discipline quickly siphons away extra talent, that's why it's frequently
the most disciplined rather than the most gifted rise to the top".
· "I can
TEACH you how to dribble, pass and shoot the right way, but I cannot MAKE you do it the right way."
smaller the detail the greater the value."
should not be measured by the outcome of the game...but by preparation, attitude, and effort."
is a game that gives you every chance to be great, and puts every pressure on you to prove that you haven't got what it takes.
It never takes away the chance, and it never eases up on the pressure."
Coach Bob Sundvold
Repetition Elevates Personal Skills."
you have the attitude of a champion, you see adversity as your training partner."
The fuel that produces uncommon results in common people."
to do with a mistake--recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it."
are two pains in life, the pain of discipline, and the pain of regret. Take your choice"
you think small things don't matter, think of the last game you lost by one point."
Harder you work the harder it is to surrender."
coaches measure success in rings. College coaches measure success in championships. High School coaches measure success to
titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles."
Paul McAllister, Youth Coach
who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The one's who win get inside their players and motivate."
is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence"
Unknown Irish Coach
together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
builds winners, Winners stay disciplined!"
never complain, they are too busy getting better."
defensive possession is war."
· "A Loser
says, "Well at least I tried!" When in reality, at most he tried; A Winner doesn't have to say it, he just does it...be a
doer, not a trier.."
Randy E. Johnson
not the hours you put in, it's what you put in the hours."
tell me how good you are, show me!"
Jack Michels Sr., HS Coach
is no such thing as a successful defense."
only difference between good and great is a little extra effort.
Jason Kallenberg, HS Coach
say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds"
· On a
player passing up an open shot: You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take.
Joe Ledbetter, HS coach
be successful, you don't have to do extraordinary things. Just do ordinary things extraordinarily well."
you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player"
when I'm old and gray, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game"
is about having the whole team on the same page"
can't teach court savvy"
doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer"
only place that success is before work is in the dictionary"
A player who hears what he doesn't want to hear, sees what he doesn't want to see, and does what he doesn't want to do"
are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group there is less competition
we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear."
a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."Scottie Pippen
idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot."-Bill Russell
of the game is played above the shoulders."-Jim Geddes
the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."-Phil Jackson
can define discipline as: Doing what you have to do, doing it as well as you possibly can and doing it that way all the time!"-Unknown
a player had his head down because he had an off game shooting. Shooting is only 10 % of the game. You play defense for 50%,
you have 5 players when you are on offense, so simple maths says you can control the other 90%, and still have a great game."
-Kurt Dammers, North Harbour, New Zealand
a great game is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You have to light yourself on fire." -Thomas Luebbe
are made in the off season, teams are made during the season." -Unknown
takes no talent to hustle." -Hans Schmidt
best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal." -Dave