As you may know, Coach Pete Carroll spoke to USC students last week on the Win Forever / Always Compete philosophy. The above video is his closing message to the students, filled with great quote bites. Below are some of the inspiring quotes from Coach Carroll that can relate to each and everyone of you–with the sole purpose of maximizing your potential.
“If you’re coaching and teaching, you got to keep coming back to the things that are really important.”
“Nobody controls what’s going to happen for you. You have the power to absolutely control where you’re going and what you’re doing. If I can get that across to you, you’ll be able to become all what you’re capable of … Read More
We ran across this interesting article via Wisdom 2.0, where Dr. Michael Gervais presented at the Wisdom 2.0 conference. Below are some unique quotes from Dr. Gervais that explain how he prepares his athletes to succeed in all areas.
“You need a culture of people being able to be mindful and explore.”
“We start with ‘What is possible?’” He emphasized this question is difficult for many athletes, since they don’t want to under-reach or overreach. “We have that conversation, then we try to calibrate on, ‘Great, so that’s what’s possible. From there, what are the strategies we can create — physical, mental, nutritional — for you to achieve that?’”
“We don’t talk about winning, or being in the zone: … Read More
Below are a couple articles that validate the importance of having a philosophy and sticking to it.
In this NBCSports.com article, Troy Aikman said he was impressed with that the Seahawks developed a plan and stuck to it–the reason they are now Super Bowl champions.
“I think with winning organizations there are processes that are in place and there is a way to do things, a philosophy, a belief that you have and everything is built around that,” Aikman said.
On the other hand, Aikman said, his former team, the Dallas Cowboys, lack that uniform belief. “The Cowboys tend to change their beliefs each year on what it is they need or what they’re about. I find that to … Read More
Just a few days after winning the first Super Bowl in Seattle’s franchise history, the Seahawks celebrated with more than 700,000 people in the streets of downtown Seattle.
They were also featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated–again.
You can see video and an entire photo gallery of the Seahawks parade and celebration at CenturyLink from Seahawks.com, by clicking here.
“It was just an amazing day,” Carroll said. He was very impressed with the consistency of the fans throughout the entire day. “I can’t imagine a better day than that,” Carroll concluded.
If you haven’t heard, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks won their first ever Super Bowl this past Sunday. It was the culmination of years of putting together a roster that believed in the WinForever philosophy.
Below are a few great articles that focus on the WinForever philosophy as a key to Coach Carroll’s success:
“He just tells you every week is a championship opportunity, every week is a championship game,” Richard Sherman said of Coach Carroll. ”So when you make it to a championship game, the moment isn’t any different. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for a Super Bowl. He doesn’t give a ‘rah-rah’ speech for … Read More
Today is ‘Turnover Thursday’ for the Seattle Seahawks, who are just a few days away from Super Bowl Sunday.
Richard Sherman jumped on the podium and laid out some great quotes as it relates to the WinForever philosophy. Below are a few of his quotes:
“Turnover Thursday is the embodiment of our program, of what we do…because it’s all about the ball. It’s the central theme of our program.”
“The intensity at practice has been the same—guys going after it. They’re going out there and following the same routine. Guys are comfortable with the situation and the moment…because you don’t think about the moment.”
“Guys have to be accountable by their actions, 24/7.”
Sherman laid out the three … Read More
ESPN.com recently conducted a survey of 320 players that revealed Coach Carroll is “far and away the most appealing coach to play for these days,” Jeffri Chadiha writes. Carroll received 72 votes, or 23 percent of the final tally.
Chadiha writes that solely winning championships doesn’t qualify a coach as a ‘popular’ one. Five of the most-favorite head coaches have yet to hoist the Lombardi trophy. Instead, “many players want to enjoy the journey as much as the final destination,” Chadiha writes. ”This is where Carroll’s true genius resides.”
Below are some more excerpts from Chadiha’s piece:
“One visit to the Seahawks’ offseason practices should tell an outsider that much. Carroll will blast music from players’ iPods during full-team … Read More
The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone published a piece on Saturday praising the coaching style of Coach Pete Carroll.
Stone points out the impact of the copycat league that is the NFL. “In that light, I can see a new trend a brewin’, right in our own backyard,” Stone writes. “Call it Pete positivity, or perhaps Carroll charisma.”
Going through the coaching ranks in Carroll’s younger years, his positivity was seen as crazy, and was even yelled at by other assistants on staff. That has since changed as he’s had his opportunities to be head coach. Carroll stuck with this philosophy and perfected it through his various college and NFL stops, as Stone says. “It didn’t exactly revolutionize the NFL … Read More
We know it has been a couple weeks since it debuted, but this Duracell ad featuring Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman is absolutely phenomenal. The one-minute long ad documents Coleman’s difficult journey to the NFL—with his narration.
“They told me it was over,” Coleman says. “But I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen.”
“But now I’m here…with the loudest fans in the NFL cheering me on,” referring to the Seahawks’ 12th Man. “And I can hear them all.”
Goosebumps. See for yourself below:
As the Seahawks are preparing for one final game this season, Jim Trotter of SI/MMQB wrote an excellent piece on ‘The Power of Positive Coaching,’ an attribute that Coach Pete Carroll has instituted in the NFL.
As we at WinForever know, for Coach Carroll, Sunday’s NFC championship win over the San Francisco 49ers was about proving himself right, rather than proving anyone wrong, as Trotter states. “It was about affirming that his coaching tenets—the relentless competitiveness, the constant quest to identify and maximize the uniqueness of every player and coach, the commitment to a nurturing environment that allows people to be themselves while still being accountable to the team—could work on any level, including the NFL.”
After two … Read More
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