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Motivational Sports Quotes

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Looking for ways to motivate your players? Searching for pre-game inspiration? Positive Coaching Alliance has collected hundreds of quotes from athletes, coaches, business leaders, authors and philosophers to deliver daily inspiration. Here are a few from our collection:

  • “I won’t get upset at you about a mistake. I’ll get upset at you for the next mistake that comes from still thinking about the last mistake.” – Doc Rivers
  • "Champions keep playing until they get it right. Then they play more." – Billie Jean King
  • "Athletics are really the foundation of how kids' attitudes are formed and shaped. And that has to work with the coach and the parents." – Herm Edwards
  • “The growth mindset says all of these things can be developed. All – you, your partner, and the relationship – are capable of growth and change.” – Carol Dweck
  • “Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose.” – Nancy Kerrigan
  • "Either find a way to succeed or make one." – Suzie Hoyt, Double-Goal Coach® Award Winner, 2017
  • "Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it." – Mia Hamm
  • “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“One of my own favorite quotes is, ‘Say something positive, and you’ll see something positive,” said PCA Founder Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18). “The more people we can get to read, heed and share these quotes, the more joy and inspiration we’ll all bring to the 40 million youth playing sports in the U.S.”

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