Fresh off spending time in Indianopolis for the NFL Combine, Pete Carroll stopped by USC to discuss the Win Forever philosophy to all sold-out Bovard Auditorium of over 1,000 students.
Oh–and, of course, Will Ferrell made a special guest appearance.… 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
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
While the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Seahawks athletes jumped on the mic for press conferences.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had some great quotes he shared with the media on how they approach games, especially like ones of this magnitude.
But, don’t tell Baldwin this game is big. He wouldn’t know–nor would the rest of his fellow Seahawks. Baldwin says it’s cliche, but his Seahawks actually take the ‘one game at a time’ approach during the regular season and a postseason run.
“For us, it’s just another game, another opportunity for us to play Seahawks football,” Baldwin said. “We’re not looking at it in the grand schemes of … Read More
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