One of the unique aspects of being a coach is that even though you are months away from your season you start thinking about a situation that will present itself and you think about a point you will want to make and you think about the players who won’t be paying attention and you think about how you’re going to snap them to attention and…..
Pay attention and learn all you can when someone talks about winning. You could maybe care less at the moment, but someday it will matter. Someday you are going to need a win. You are going to have to win a game to get in the playoffs. Win a practice drill to beat someone out for the starting spot. Win someone’s heart lest you suffer your own broken. Win against the other applicants for the job. Win a battle against a disease. Win against a deadline. For some of you this is your best chance, maybe your only chance, to learn how to win. This is because I’ve won and I know how to win and I’m willing to teach you. Someone talks about winning you had better stop what you are doing and pay attention. Not all winners like to tell you how to win because it means more competition for them. It means they ain’t so special because anyone can learn the ways and then win. So when a winner speaks lock it up and focus up. Hit record because you don’t want to miss any of it.