Sometimes, the secret to winning lies in what is said, not what is done.
Many coaches have their own ways of telling their kids to seize the moment. Motivation is a delineating line between triumph and defeat. These trainers may make speeches, or utter one simple—yet utterly meaningful—sentence that the players hold firm. From the great Sir Alex Ferguson all the way to the miracle worker Herb Brooks, they utilize pre-game talk to make their messages clear: we want to win. Continue reading Notes from Ambon: Pep Talk