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A quote I learned while in the Navy Seabees."Can't Never Could and Never Will!"
Submitted by Dan Sulivan 4/19/15
Victories aren’t won like some prize on a T.V. game show; they are earned.
Submitted by Greg 9/18/14
Its ok to make mistakes, we all make just have to get to your mistake before the other team does.
Submitted by Gerry Costigliola 9/15/14
Good results come from good efforts, Great results come from Great efforts..
Submitted by Walt Gonzales 6/19/14
Practice like you play.
Submitted by Parm Virdee 4/9/14
Henry Ford - "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right. "
SubmittedJohn Colgan by 7/29/13
  Soccer is easy if you work hard at it.
Ian Feuer 9/28/12
Its ok to lose as long as you don’t lose the lesson.
Bryan Benz 8/12/12
80% to the ball is the same as 0% to the ball.
Lawrence Glueck 6/26/12
When I was told my team was lucky to win, I replied: “the more we practice, the luckier we get.”
Stephen Blake     7/26/11
I play on the Warriors. We are a U11 team playing select U12. Our girls are always the shortest. One day, our coach said to us right before a game," It's not about the size of the warrior in the fight, it's about the size of the fight in the warrior."
Kirsten   6/18/11
Indecision is no decision.
Gary Devenney   5/17/2011

  The golden rule of soccer, "Pass unto others as you would have them pass unto you."
Bob Burns  New Wilmington PA   Submitted 4/16/10

“ Respect yourself, your Opponent and the Game”
Coach Chris Carter U13 coach Yongsan Futbol Club South Korea

I don't expect you to be the best player on the field, I just expect you to do YOUR best.
Roy Osberghaus  4/13/2009

Someday is not a plan!
Billy Faircloth (Nichols-Lawson Middle School soccer coach, Alabama)

‘A mistake is not a mistake unless you repeat the mistake’.
Tawfiq Abeid

"The ball is round, make sure you pass it around"
John Wright(England)
I was a former college coach for many years going up against a "know it all" coach. I was filling in as coach on a U-6 team. (I am the director of the league). The team I was filling in for got beaten. After the game the other coach said, Quote " I am a really great coach, look how we beat that team and that coach is a professional". My response (which have been used since and published)
"A truly great coach does not tell people that they are a truly great coach"
Ellis Byrd  07.21.07
 Soccer doesn't build character, it reveals it.
Brad Valentine  03.04.07
Our primary goal is to have fun. We will focus all our effort on this goal.
Michael Holzemer  03.04.07
 Take "me" and flip it upside down and it becomes "we".
Lisa Marie Castellino

T ogether
E veryone
A ccomplishes
M ore
Submitted by PedroJ.Julian 6/1/06

  T.I.P.S. - Technique,imagination,person,speed.
Submitted by Jugoslav Trencovski 
Kids don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."
Professional coaches measure success in rings.  College coaches measure success in championships.  High School coaches measure success to titles. Youth coaches measure success in smiles."
Paul McAllister, Youth Coach
We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time."
Vince Lombardi
"Always reward effort and good things will follow"
George Veves