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         "Great defense consists of 3 R's: read, react, and rotate."

      P. Carr


         "If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in."

      Shannon Fish


         "My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back."

      Author Unknown


         "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and yourbetter is best."

      Tim Duncan


         "Basketball doesn't build character it reveals it."

      Author Unknown


         "The difference between an extraordinary player and an ordinary player is that little extra."

      Michael Burks


         "Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative."

      Dan Frisby


         "It is not how big you are, it is how big you play."



         "In practice, if you don't like to do it, it is probably good for you." D. Cotrell


         "Extra 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."

      Jeff Tufford


         "The smaller the detail the greater the value."

      Doug Johnson


         "Success should not be measured by the outcome of the game...but by preparation, attitude, and effort."

      Morris Jenkins


         "Basketball 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


         "R.E.P.S.- Repetition Elevates Personal Skills."

      Conor Gillen


         "When you have the attitude of a champion, you see adversity as your training partner."

      Conor Gillen


         "Teamwork: The fuel that produces uncommon results in common people."



         "What to do with a mistake--recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it."

      Dean Smith


         "There are two pains in life, the pain of discipline, and the pain of regret. Take your choice"



         "If you think small things don't matter, think of the last game you lost by one point."



         "The Harder you work the harder it is to surrender."



         "Professional 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


         "Coaches who can outline plays on a blackboard are a dime a dozen. The one's who win get inside their players and motivate."

      Vince Lombardi


         "Perfection is not attainable but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence"

      Unknown Irish Coach


         Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

      Henry Ford


         Discipline builds winners, Winners stay disciplined!"

      Ed McAllister

         Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better."



         "Every defensive possession is war."

      John Engleman


         "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 a doer, not a trier.."

      Randy E. Johnson


         "It's not the hours you put in, it's what you put in the hours."



         "Don't tell me how good you are, show me!"

            Jack Michels Sr., HS Coach


         "There is no such thing as a successful defense."

      George Patton


         The only difference between good and great is a little extra effort.

      Jason Kallenberg, HS Coach


         "They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds"

      Wilt Chamberlain


         On a player passing up an open shot: You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take.

      Joe Ledbetter, HS coach


         "To be successful, you don't have to do extraordinary things. Just do ordinary things extraordinarily well."

      John Rohn


         "What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player"

      John Wooden


         "Even when I'm old and gray, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game"

      Michael Jordan


         "Winning is about having the whole team on the same page"

      Bill Walton


         "You can't teach court savvy"  


         "It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer"

      Larry Bird


         "The only place that success is before work is in the dictionary"

      John Wooden


         "Superstar- 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"



         "There 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 there."

      Indira Ghandi


         "If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two mouths and one ear."

      Mark Twain


         "sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."Scottie Pippen


         "the idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot."-Bill Russell


         "90% of the game is played above the shoulders."-Jim Geddes


         "Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."-Phil Jackson


         "One 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


         "when 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


         "Having a great game is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You have to light yourself on fire." -Thomas Luebbe


         "Players are made in the off season, teams are made during the season." -Unknown


         "It takes no talent to hustle." -Hans Schmidt


         "The best teams have chemistry. They communicate with each other and they sacrifice personal glory for the common goal." -Dave DeBusschere


DT puts the ill in SKillZ!!!!!