North Xtreme: Quotes


I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want them to quit in practice and not in a game. Paul Bryant
Not everyone that practices every day is a champion, but EVERYONE who's a  champion practices every day

The rules of soccer are simple. If it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does. Peter Woosnam

A coach is someone who always makes you do what you don't want to do, so you can be who you've always wanted to be. C. Leeman Bennett

To be the best, you have to beat the best. H. Jackson Brown

The only thing better than winning is losing knowing you gave your best. Michael Ip
While it is important to win, it's imperative to compete. Dave Weinbaum

Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many time you get back up.

A team's true spirit and character are revealed not when they're winning, but when they're losing. H. Jackson Brown

Defeat is often a temporary thing. It's giving up that makes it permanent.

Always strive to be the best, but never think you are the best. Pele'

If we played like that every week we wouldn't be so inconsistent. Bryan Robson, (Manchester United)

That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on. John Lambie. (Patrick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was.)

It is all right to forget your mistakes if you remember their lessons. Bob Stoess

Play like your in first, but train like your in second.

A man who wants milk should not sit on a stool in a field and wait for a cow to back up to him….A player that wants to score a goal should not stand in the middle of the net and wait for the ball to come to them.

Hard training easy combat, easy training hard combat. Marshal Suvorov

It’s not enough to want to win; you have to want to prepare to win.

Triumph is ‘umph’ added to try.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali

Usually a championship team is built on a strong defense.  That's something you can bring to every game.  A great attack is always going to be inconsistent - at least on the scoreboard - that's the nature of the game. Anson Dorrance in "The Vision of a Champion"

Some people dream of success...while others wake up and work hard at it

The way a team plays as a whole determines it's success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. Babe Ruth