In the past few weeks, football parents have heard coaches across the country declare their young boys (and some very brave girls) to be ‘men’. They’ve listened on as the coaches dish out words of wisdom, of encouragement, of anger, and of pride all set to inspire their kids to become well-rounded people on the road to adulthood. It’s the iconic end-of-season speak given out to football players as the season comes to an end and they move on to the next. Nobody did the football quote better than Green Bay Packers legend Vince Lombardi.
Here are some of our favorite Vince Lombardi quotes that you can use to inspire your young athlete to do their best….
“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”
“Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.”
“Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.”
“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?”
” It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”