WINNING isnt everything its the only thing said Vince Lombardi Actually

Winning isnt everything its the only thing said vince

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of playing sports. [ WINNING ] isn’t everything; it’s the only thing,” said Vince Lombardi. Actually, Lombardi did not say it [ QUITE ] that way; that was a reporter’s mutation. What Lombardi really said was this: “ [WINNING ] isn’t everything, but [ STRIVING ] to win is.” Lombardi went on to clarify: “The [ SPIRIT ] , the [ WILL ] to win, and the will to [ EXCEL ] are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more [ IMPORTANT ] than the events that occur.” Does it make sense that the [ EMPHASIS ] on winning should not be on the [ WINNING ] itself but on the striving to win? It’s the [ PURSUIT ] of the victory, the dream of [ ACHIEVING ] the goal, more than the goal itself that [ YIELDS ] the joy of sports. Many outstanding athletes candidly say that their best [ MEMORIES ] of sport are not the victories themselves but the months of [ PREPARATION ] and anticipation and the self-revelation the received [ BEFORE ] and [ DURING ] the competition. Commitment Competition and [ STRIVING ] to win are significant in another way. Today we hear much about our [ ALIENATED ] youths, their lack of [ COMMITMENT ] to our established institutions, and their lack of [ DESIRE ] to achieve excellence. Sadly, many young people are not finding [ ACTIVITIES ] in their homes, schools, or places of [ WORSHIP ] worthy of their commitment. But youths are often turned on by sport; they find sport a [ CHALLENGE ] worth pursuing. Why? Youth are drawn to the [ COMPETITION ] the comparison of abilities and efforts, the [STRIVING ] to win, and recognition of [EXCELLENCE ] achieved. Plus, let’s not forget that [SPORT ] is just plain fun. Educators are concerned about the lack of [ COMMITMENT ] demonstrated by so many youths to many of society’s institutions, but [ SPORTS ] require the type of [ COMMITMENT ] that often results in great [ PERSONAL ] accomplishments. Many of America’s most famous [ COACHES ] commented on the importance of commitment in achieving success. They observe that sport’s great [ ACHIEVEMENTS ] come about when [ ATHLETES ] must make an [ INTENSE ] commitment to their sport, when only their total AL349 _ Chapter 2 Page 4 Principles of Coaching
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Determining Your Coaching Objectives [CONCENTRATED ] effort may result in winning. Even when [WINNING ] is not guaranteed, but [ SUCCESS ] is. When athletes give their best, when they [ COMMIT ] themselves to pursuing excellence, [ WIN ] or lose they are successful. Ethical Behavior Through sport, young [ PEOPLE ] can develop morally; they can learn a [ BASIC ] code of ethics that is [ TRANSFERABLE ] to a moral code for life. Competitive [ SPORT ] – in which wining is a [ VALUED ] prize – provides opportunities for [ HIGH ] levels of moral development to occur.
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