John Wooden, the legendary coach from UCLA, imparts incredible coaching advice – no matter the sport or the level you’re coaching. Here’s a link to his Pyramid of Success that he mentions in his talk.
These are some of my favorite gems:
What is success?
Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you’re capable.
Reputation is what you’re perceived to be; Character is what you are and all that matters.
3 Team Rules
- Never be Late & be Neat and Clean
- Not one word of profanity
- Never criticize a teammate
Never mention winning. You can lose when you outscore your opponent and you can win when your opponent outscores you.
The score is a by product of all other things, not the end itself. The journey is better than the end.