Newfield Pride: Our Corner

Our Corner
Some of our favorite soccer quotes,
poems and sayings.

If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
-Ronnie Lott-

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired--you quit when the gorilla is tired.
-Robert Strauss-

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
-Henry Ford-

[Eleven] average [girls] playing as a [soccer] team will always beat [eleven super] stars playing as individuals." - Coach Jeff Brabant [Coach Jack]

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
-John Wooden-

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
-Walter Gagehot-

Winning isn't everything, wanting to is.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
-Vince Lombardi-

Success is not a 'sometimes' thing. In other words, you don't do what is right once in awhile, but all the time. Success is a habit. Winning is a habit.
-Vincent Thomas Lombardi-

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
-Rosalyn Carter-

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
-Joe Paterno-

Success is a journey, not a destination.
-Ben Sweetland-
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
-Arnold Palmer-

The way a team plays as a whole determines its 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-

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Winning is not a sometimes thing; it's an all the time thing.
-Vince Lombardi-

Being a Hurricane means, to me, having friends and loving to play soccer. I love soccer because I enjoy playing the game, and being with my great friends, that I have known for a very long time.
by -Big Kick Angela-

Playedon concrete,
on asphalt, dirt, and rocks
On a field of grass
with a can
with a rock
with a beach ball,
and a soccer ball
And much more,
At times frustrating
always challenging and Fun,
At five amazing
At fifteen a Dream
At twenty one disappointing,
But still Fun,
At thirty eight great,memories, dreams, friends and more FUN.
by -Coach Jack-

It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you are not yet a winner.
-Vince Lombardi-

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
-Anne Bradstreeet-

I'm complaining and moaning,
Not another soccer game!!
I'm freezing, it's raining
I think that I'm insane, Oh look, she kicked it, she's smiling
It's really not so bad,
She's happy and shining,
She's healthy and I'm glad
She's passing, and learning
What team work is all about
I'm complaining but cheering
Here come the girls- watch out!!By -"one of the moms"-
Elaine Calatayud

It feels important to be a Hurricane. When I'm out on the
field, I feel powerful and mean, but not unsportsmanlike. It feels great to play soccer. I love this sport. by -Laura-

I here is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the
bright side of things.

If you can dream it, you can do it.
-Walt Disney-

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our
-John Churton Collins-

Yesterday's goal doesn't win today's

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. The intensity of your desire governs the power with which your energies will be directed.

There is little difference in people...the little difference is
attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
-W. Clement Stone-

The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude!

-Wayne Gretzky-

Visualize this thing
you want! See it! Feel it! Belive in it! Make your mental dream...And Begin To Build...Have faith in yourself...And Anything is Possible!

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time
you must make it.
-Charles Buxton-

We must be the change we wish to
see in the worl.
-Mahatma Gandhi-

Ability is important, dependability is critical!
-Alexander Lockheart-

Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
-Joe Paterno-

Success is how high you can
bounce when you hit bottom.
-General George Patton-

If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.
-Julia Soul-

Leadership is similar to team work. You have to remain centered, be mindful, assess a situation, bring people together, come to an agreement, and discover solutions by using the talents of everyone involved.

There is probably no greater power than the power to follow
through on what you say you want to do.

A smile given to another can make the difference in their day and yours too.

It is better to believe than to disbelieve, in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.
-Albert Einstein-

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every
time we fall.

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
-Earl Gray Stevens-

Team work is the catalyst that yields excellence from
shared strengths.

I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. Ther's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.
-Bill Cartwright-

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
-Michael Jordan_

When a mistake is made, don't blame anyone. Take the responsibility for what happened and allow yourself another chance to make it right.

To help me stay positively charged I will.... Practice maintaining a positive attitude each day.

A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose -and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to.) You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
-Leo Buscalia-

Plant positive thoughts in your mind and expect a harvest of great possibilities.

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
-Robert Schuller-

Every adversity carries with it the seeds of a greater benefit!
-Napoleon Hill-

Thoughts, positive or negative, grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition.

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
-Napoleon Hill-

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
-Larry Bird-

We should try never to let our happy frame of mind be disturbed. Whether we are suffering at present or have suffered in the past, there is no reason to be unhappy. If we can remedy it, why be unhappy? And if we cannot, what use is there in being depressed about it? That just adds more unhappiness and does no good at all.
-Dalai Lama-

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man [or woman]; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
-Vince Lombardi- [Jack Calatayud]

You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.
-A.J. Kitt-

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
-Tommy Lasorda-

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulities disappear and obstacles vanish.
-John Quincy Adams-

Success is that old ABC - Ability, Breaks and Courage.
-Charles Luckman-

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.
- Eric Lindros -

There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing in life as in-between.
- Pat Riley -

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales -

The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.
-Don Coryell-

The only good luck many great men [and women] ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
-Channing Pollock- [coach Jack]

We hope you have enjoyed our simple writing about our game and life.
-Coach Jack-