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
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
Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times published a piece Wednesday evening that dove into Coach Pete Carroll’s secrets to success. And secrets that help not only on the football field, but also in the classroom–and even boardroom.
Erskine sat in on a class last week led by Jaime Davern and Dr. Michael Gervais to USC Marshall MBA students.
Some of the key points we took away from the article include:
“Instead of fear, he bases performance on building confidence. To do that, he advocates identifying who you are as an individual, then maximizing your unique skill set. He espouses thoughtfulness with energy — in equal parts, one bolstering the other.”
This is not new to the loyal WinForever follower. … Read More
We heard some exciting news this week with the initial preview of ‘Unbroken,’ the amazing story of former Olympic track star, Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean, spent 47 days drifting on a raft and then more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps.
In one of the more fascinating stories you will hear in your lifetime, Zamperini’s competitive fire kept him alive through unbelievable tests of character.
The movie is due out on Christmas Day of this year, so as you await for the flick, you can fill your time recounting highlights and articles we’ve provided all you competitors with in recent … Read More
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
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
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
“I’ve learned that if you want to WinForever, Always Compete,” Jake Olson said in the opening line of Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay feature. “You’re either competing or you’re not.”
If you have followed the WinForever program–or Pete Carroll–during the last several years, chances are you remember the Jake Olson story.
When Jake was 10 months old, he lost his left eye to cancer. Four years, ago, Jake Olson had to have surgery–which would remove his right eye. It brought people to tears. Then, Pete Carroll brought Jake into his USC program–providing lifelong bonds with coaches and players. But it became even more inspiration to the players, including center Kristofer O’Dowd and quarterback Matt Barkley. He was greatly involved with the … Read More
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