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The meaning of the National Anthem

The meaning of the National Anthem

Recently, the Virginia Tech Men’s’ Basketball Team got a lesson on our National Anthem.  Well done Coach Buzz Williams, way to build character into your program. Please click the link to view http://www.hokiesports.com/videos/#!/videos/m-baskbl/o3OHdyeDpUtOaxz14Y9rJrRiKKxVfzdP

Respect between coaches gives player a special accomplishment

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West Virginia Head Coach Mike Carey asked his player to intentionally foul Villanova senior Emily Leer so that she had an opportunity to reach her 1,000th point before her career concluded. Leer was fouled and hit the front-end of a free throw to score her 1,000th and final career point. One of the best parts of coaching is the positive relationship that you are able to build with other coaches.   ...[Read More]

Dear Coach – A letter on respect and teamwork by Louis Nix III

Dear Coach – A letter on respect and teamwork by Louis Nix III

Dear Coach, I want to take a moment to write you a letter to remind you of the importance of your job. I know you put in a lot of time and effort and I can imagine that at times your job feels kind of thankless. Don’t forget, though, that you have a tremendous impact on the young people that you coach. You are simultaneously an authority figure, a role model, and a friend. To sum it up, your team ...[Read More]

Who am I? I am a Champion!

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Two versions of a great speech below.  One is in video format and is very similar to the written speech below.  Featured in the video is a coach known only to me as Coach Flowers.  His words are more powerful (than the text) and so well delivered. Now go find a brick wall and run through it!   Today gentleman, I am honored to coach you, and I am more honored to take you onto the field of batt ...[Read More]

Winners vs Losers

winners versus losers

When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong;” When a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.” A winner works harder than a loser and has more time; A loser is always “too busy” to do what is necessary. A winner goes through a problem; A loser goes around it, and never gets past it. A winner makes commitments; A loser makes promises. A ...[Read More]

I Want To Be Able to Like Myself

I Want To Be Able to Like Myself

I have to live with myself, and so I want to be fit for myself to know. I want to be able, as days go by, Always to look myself straight in the eye; I don’t want to stand, with the setting sun, And hate myself for the things I’ve done. I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf A lot of secrets about myself, And fool myself, as I come and go, Into thinking that nobody else will know ...[Read More]

Commitment to Excellence

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I owe almost everything in football, which I spend the greater part of my life in, and I have never lost my respect, my admiration nor my love for what I consider a great game.  Each Sunday after the battle, one group savors victory, another group wallows in the bitterness of defeat.  The many hurts seem a small price to pay for having won and there is no reason at all which is adequate for having ...[Read More]