10 Traits of Mentally Tough Athletes

  There is no doubt, mental toughness is one of the most important traits of an athlete. Another word to describe mental toughness is ‘GRIT.’  It’s the ability to work hard, to push yourself to your...

FULL Effort = Success by John Wooden

John Wooden was an extraordinary man and coach. He’s arguably the greatest coach EV-ER and this book titled, ‘Wooden’ is essentially one Big Idea after another. Wooden is all about the fundamentals and in...

Inspiring Quote Images

  My Sports Mentor has created dozens of sports related quote images. Motivational quotes are a great way to help you stay focused. The most effective way to use them would be printing them and...

Be Great With Who You Are & What You Have

  To reach your potential in sports, you have to look at your life and understand the factors that influence you. Then, you have to make the most of what you’re given. We have...

Building Unity With My Players

  Offensive linemen are a very unique and special group. It is a fraternity to coach and/or play offensive line. We as a whole tend to stand up for and defend each other at...

Bet Against Me!

  In the video below, “Only Two things You Can Do,” the Patriots receiver defies the critics who once questioned his ability to be a difference-maker in the NFL. He reads the 2009 post-draft report...

Win Forever

  What “Win Forever” means is to aspire to be the best you can be. Coach Carroll refers to it as, “maximizing your potential.” But Winning Forever is not about the final score; it’s about...

8 Reasons Why Teams Consistently Lose

  Lack of Clarity It’s fuzziness. It’s an uncertain answer to the question of who you are, what you do, and why you do it. Your goal should be unity; ONE team, ONE dream,...

Stop listening to yourself…

  Stop listening to yourself and start talking to yourself! Typically when we listen to ourselves we ‘hear’ negative. We hear our limiting beliefs, we hear our self-doubt and reminders about our flaws and problems....

Dick Vermeil’s 7 Leadership Principles

MAKE SURE PEOPLE KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT THEM • To win over people you must first win over their hearts. • People care about those who care about them. • Regardless of what uniform...