Coach Poems & Quotes
We finally learned
What life is all about...
The secret of success
Comes hard....no doubt!
We trained, we sweated
We ached, we cried...
And found out we got better
Each time we tried!
We were pushed, yelled at
Preached at, too....
But the more that this happened,
the more that we grew!
"You can be anything
you want to be!"
This voice kept shouting out to us.
Yet who can we blame for such a daring approach?
That Friend I call MY COACH!
Coach, friend, leader, biggest fan.
There aren't enough words to describe
what you've meant to us these years.
You've been by our side through thick and thin.
Whether its a hug to congratulate,
Or to wipe away the tears.
You've brought us strength when we were weak,
You've given us courage when we felt meek.
Always pushing us to do our best,
To never give up until we've beaten the rest.
You taught us how to be a team,
And to strive for our goals,
No matter how impossible they seem.
We've been pushed, yelled at, preached at, too,
But the more that this happened, the more we grew.
We will carry you with us for the rest of our lives,
Hearing that voice encouraging us to overcome any strife.
It's hard to say good-bye, but we want you to know,
how thankful we are for that friend we call Coach.
TO Laurie Wager
Varsity Cheer Coach
Mascoutah (IL) High School
From her cheerleaders
GOOD BYE FROM YOUR COACHES
|LIFE LESSONS: A COACH'S LEGACY
by Gwen P. Holtsclaw
I will teach my team the pleasures of hard work
ALL COACHES REMEMBER THIS ...
Good coaches understand the game – Great coaches understand the game, their athletes, and how to teach both.
Good coaches have strong beliefs – Great coaches are believed.
Good coaches are positive – Great coaches have a positive passion.
Good coaches make an athlete who they are = Great coaches make their athletes see what they can be and help them achieve it!
Good coaches talk about their expectations – Great coaches have athletes who meet their expectations.
You taught me determination.
You gave me the skills
to persist in life's game,
and for that I always will
give thanks for you
and look back and boast
that I had the privilege
of calling you coach.
|YOU TAUGHT ME...
For a coach who saw more in me,
More than I thought I could ever be,
Who taught me to discipline
This mind and the body I’m in,
Who raised expectations and dreams,
Beyond just an athlete’s schemes,
Beyond normal endurance,
Beyond myself, and ever since,
I’m a greater man for it,
Because you taught me not to quit.
A Flyer's Thanks
For all those times I smacked you- trying to twist down
I didn't catch your shoulders- its my job as your flyer
For all the times you were tired- your muscles were so sore
Bruises, pain and knuckle scrapes- my basket tosses brought
I know it can't be easy- catching all my weight
So for all the times you caught me- you never let me fall