Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lessons From Coach Jimmy Valvano

Great Motivation video for Coaches and Players:

 Three things every one should do everyday!

1. Laugh

2. Think

3. Move your emotions to tears

National Championship in 1983

  • Vision for winning
  • Have a philosophy to live by
  • Write down all goals, dreams and professional aspirations
  • Set goals for your basketball team
  • Set your priorities
  • Have a  plan
  • Make the time to study the game and prepare
  • To win you have to be a great teacher
  • Always be in " A position to win."
  • Success starts with a toughness mindset
  • Evaluate your style
  • Think about how you want to coach
  • Always be energetic
  • Passion and enthusiasm
  • Dream big and be willing to work hard 
  • 110 percent all the time 
  • Always love the game
  • Install positive  beliefs and enthusiasm in others
  • Never give up
  • Always be warm and open and funny
  • Power of people -  You should motivate, stimulate and inspire any person that entered your life.
  • Be intense, but respect your competitors and be happy for their successes
  • Remember it is only a game; be more than a coach or a player

Coaching Style:
  • Relied on motivational speeches - Modeled after Vince Lombardi 
  • Mixed encouragement and was sometimes loud at practice 
  • Inspired players to accomplish their goals and dreams
  • Unconventional recruiting style - He was known to move furniture around in players houses to demonstrate his defensive system.
  • Coach V had a true joy of coaching and teaching 
  • Emotional coach, who was never afraid to express emotions
  • Cared about the players on and off the court 

The Valvano Method To Installing Confidence

  • You have to be confident
  • When it time to be calm; You need to be calm
  • Lower your voice and be positively
  • Tell the players what they need to do
  • Always have a back up plan

Power Thoughts:

“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” 

"You can win every game and still be a loser. It's all in how you go about winning. And you can lose every game and still be a winner." -JIMMY VALVANO

"Someday basketball would end, and that when they went to work, there would be no applause when they went to their desks." -JIMMY VALVANO

“We’ve got to control the game and put ourselves in position to win the game. Going down the stretch, we want to have a chance to win the game.” -JIMMY VALVANO

Please Support the Jimmy V Foundation.

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