The pen is mightier than than the sword and sometimes as a coach it helps to get your message across using someone else's words.

Whether it is quotes from a well known player or coach or just someone that has summarised the point perfrectly, we have collected here some of our favourites.

I think the coach's job is to prepare players to play the game.  Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.  And the preparation process has to take place before the game. - John Wooden

The game of basketball – no matter what the level, the rules, the strategy of the personnel – is simply a matter of executing fundamentals. - Lewis Cole

Don't do more than you can do, but don't do less either. - Jeff Fletcher

The very first thing that has to be done to win in any team sport is to play well defensively. - Bobby Knight

Don't judge your child by whether or not they win the race.  Judge them by what they can do now but could not do when they started here. - On the wall of a local club

Allow time for shooting at every practice.  No fancy offence will win a game if your team can't pull the ball through the hoop. - Jim Pruitt

Everyone wants to win, but not everyone is willing to put in the preparation neeeded to win. - Bobby Knight

It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice but not to follow your example. - Don Meyer

Coaching is making athletes do what they don't want to do, so they can become what they want to be. - Tom Landry

Those who want to leave an impression for one year should plant corn.  Those that want to leave an impression for ten years should plant a tree.  Those who want to leave an impression for one hundred years should educate a human being. - Chinese Proverb

What to do with a mistake?  Recognise it, admit it, learn from it and forget it. - Dean Smith

Coaches who can outline a play on a whiteboard are a dime a dozen.  The one's who win get inside their players and motivate. - Vince Lombardi

Remember it is not what you say or how you say it, but rather what is heard that is important. - Ian Gray

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act it is a habit. - Aristotle

Whenever I say something is good enough, it usually isn't. - Steve Levesque

R.E.P.S - Repetition Elevates Personal Skills - Connor Gillen