After Monday night’s thrashing of the New Orleans Saints, Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter posted an empowering article that proved the players’ self-belief is the greatest strength for the Seattle Seahawks.
After the 34-7 victory that surprised others, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas had some choice words: “I’m not just saying this because it happened, but this is what we envisioned to happen.”
That’s certainly the belief that Pete Carroll and his coaches have given to the players–and the entire Seahawks staff, for that matter. Between the preparation and confidence, the Seahawks know what they’re capable of doing–and that’s winning a Super Bowl.
The only thing that could get in their way is themselves–or something that’s out of their control. So they … Read More
We always love hearing stories and triumphs of other competitor’s journeys! This week, we received a highly inspirational email from Dan R.
Please take a few minutes to learn how impactful WinForever has been on Dan’s life.
“Here is a little update on my progress… I can’t begin to articulate through words, the sense of joy, hope and renewed direction that I am experiencing as I work through the Win Forever Program. I didn’t expect that this would turn out to be a life changer for me when I downloaded Win Forever onto my Kindle. I liked the book so much that I wanted to reinforce what I was learning, so I bought the Audible.com version and I have been … Read More
Another article has surfaced that focuses on Coach Carroll’s WinForever philosophy. This one, coming from The News Tribune, points at Carroll’s youthful personality, and how it could catch on in the NFL.
“Carroll turned 62 on Sept. 15,” John McGrath writes. “He’s the NFL’s second-oldest coach, behind the Giants’ Tom Coughlin, who is 67 and working on his 40th consecutive year of comporting himself as if he’s 87.”
Carroll may be the second-oldest head coach in the league, but his philosophy of always competing and having the positive attitude is starting to catch on–not only with his players and staff, but the rest of the league, as well.
“It’s a radical way for an NFL coach to behave, but … Read More
From Sherman: “When you play at a high level, a game has nothing to do with the opponent; it has everything to do with us. That’s what makes us different, and that’s what makes playing in the NFL special.
“That’s the way we look … Read More
It wouldn’t be surprising if that Pete Carroll quote gave you serious goosebumps–regardless of what team you “root” for.
In an article published today–for the upcoming ESPN The Magazine–Alyssa Roenigk profiled the unique Seattle experiment.
Within the feature, the Magazine profiled Dr. Michael Gervais and Sam Ramsden, the team’s high-performance sports psychologist and director of player health and performance, respectively. With unique positions like this for his team, Coach Carroll is in the process of bucking the trend of the hard-nosed coach.
Why, Carroll asked, couldn’t coaching be fun? As he often states, “happy players make for better players.” From ESPN: “Everyone in the facility, from coaches and players to personal assistants and valets, is expected to follow Carroll’s … Read More
This is Lakeside School’s Cole Stephens.
WinForever Ambassador and Northwest Elite Index’s Scott Enyeart says of Cole Stephens: “He doesn’t look like your typical football player. He looks more like a guy who will be signing your paycheck someday as the CEO of a major corporation. But, in reality, looks can be deceiving, because while Seattle (Wash.) Lakeside School RB/WR/DB Cole Stephens may not “look the part” to some people, the minute he steps on a football field, that all changes.
“You see, the 5-foot-9, 150-pound Stephens wasn’t allowed to play football until the 9th grade. He says his parents thought football was too dangerous, and were worried about his size.”
The following is an essay that Cole wrote … Read More
It’s one of Coach Carroll’s greater mantras. If you attack every task on every day with the mentality to “do it better than it has ever been done before,” you are striving for success.
It’s a deliberate and purposeful way to maximize your potential–in anything you pursue. Whether it’s in your professional career or recreational basketball game, we all strive to maximize our potential.
If you want to be uncommon with your actions and skills, you need to know that everything counts to perform to the best of your ability.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go attack this day.
Check out Coach Pete Carroll talking to newly-acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin today, who Coach has dubbed the Seahawks No. 1 pick for the 2013 NFL Draft. “It’s a blessing,” Harvin says to be a No. 1 pick twice. “I’m glad to be here and looking forward to taking full advantage of the situation.”
The Seahawks used their 25th pick in this year’s draft to acquire Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings, so it looks like they will have a quiet first round tonight.
However, Coach Pete Carroll will be engaging with fans tonight and throughout the weekend while the Seahawks nail in a new crop of elite players. If you want to be heard, ask your questions with the … Read More
As we wind down this week, we unveil our third #AskCoach video Q&A.
Below are the best questions we received. Take a look at the video above to see what Coach had to say about them!
Let’s do another #AskCoach! This week, we’ll answer the 3 most popular questions… fire away!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) April 17, 2013
When Coach Carroll is looking for his assistants, he’s looking for the person, not a set of skills. If this person is energetic and has a vision … Read More
Today we unveil the second part of questions from this week’s #AskCoach segment with Coach Carroll. We prompted all you to ask questions regarding coaching and leadership and got an even greater response than anticipated.
Coach Carroll enjoyed all of these and had some great answers. He talked about the central theme of his philosophy–competition–and how it keep players hungry day in and day out. Players need to know they are going into battle every day. To sustain success, which is what it’s all about, Carroll says one needs humility.
Take a look at the following videos for great insight in how to be a a great coach and an even better competitor.
Let’s do another #AskCoach! Taking
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