Waterloo West High School Boy's Soccer: Quotes List

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Sunday, November 26
Quotes List

“The objective in any team sport is to transform the group from a merecollection of talented individuals into a highly cohesive unit so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Colleen Hacker

“To some, challenges are exhausting. To others, they are opportunities in waiting.”
Tony DiCicco

“It takes courage to dream big and then to allow nothing to prevent you from realizing that dream.” Tony D.

“Don’t whine. Find the positives in difficult situations.”
Tony D.

“The first step to winning is being comfortable with it. Feeling it. Embracing it. Being obsessed by it, but also enjoying it.”
Tony D.

“Who can ask more of a man than giving all within his span? Giving all, it seems to me, is not so far from victory.” John Wooden

“The true athlete should have character, not be a character.”
John Wooden

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of Self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best your capable of becoming.”
John Wooden

“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” John Wooden

“A man may make mistakes, but he isn’t a failure until he starts blaming someone else.” John Wooden

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” John Wooden

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden

“Talent is God-given; be humble
Fame is man-given; be thankful
Conceit is self-given; be careful”
John Wooden

“Goals achieved with little effort are seldom appreciated and give no personal satisfaction.” John Wooden

“There are five fundamental qualities that make every team great; communication, trust, collective responsibility, caring, and pride. I like to think of each as a separate finger on the fist. Any one individually is important. But all of them together are unbeatable.” Coach K

“You develop a team to achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. All of us alone are weaker, by far, than if all of us are together.” Coach K

“Confidence shared is better than confidence only in yourself.”
Coach K

“Sometimes adversity can work in your favor. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself and using it as an excuse, accept the situation and try to make the most of it. That’s how a team develops resilience and character.” Coach K

“Don’t worry about losing. Think about winning.” Coach K

“Luck favors teams that rust one another.”
Coach K

“When our goal is to try to do our best, when our focus is on preparation and sacrifice and effort, instead of numbers on the scoreboard, we will never lose.” Coach K

“You see things; and you say, Why? But I dream things that never were, and I say, Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“We just keep going after it and we never quit. I think that is what is special about our team.” Meredith Florence afeter being named MVP and winning the 2000 NCAA title.

“Heart – Ahleticism – Strength – Tactics – Focus – Skill”

“We are talking here about teamwork at a rarified level, a swarm of people acting as one.” Article speaking about UNC women’s soccer program

“Excellence is accomplished through deliberate actions, ordinary in themselves, performed consisitently and carefully, made into habits, compounded together, added up over time.” Anson Dorrance

“We have one agenda: Excellence”
sign on the wall at UNC training facility

“Soccer is basically a struggle between the ones who want it and the ones who don’t. Every single duel is a statement of who wants it more.”
Anson Dorrance