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Jack Perconte

Funny but Meaningful Coaching Messages

People remember the gist of stories and funny sayings - use them to teach life and sports lessons. When wanting to get the point across about the importance of gratitude i use this one:
“I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father” –Greg Norman
When talking about the nature of sports and success, try this from the Pickles comic strip - I just substitute the word sport for life:
“As a general rule, Nelson, Life (Sport) is hard. But every now and then we get to see the beauty of God’s creations. And for just a moment life (Sport) is beautiful… and then, life (Sport) is hard again.”
The next quote is another funny one but more for parents than kids. The most talented team does not always win, which is the good news. However, more often than not, it takes talent to win more often. This is a good message for parents who expect you to do miracles with the team.
“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.”
- Damon Runyon