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This is a book that EVERY football coach should read.When Vince Lombardi passed away in September of 1970, he left behind a vault of leadership speeches, inspirational sayings and examples of how a football team should be operated.  Some of it was in print, some of it on film, and some through the ...
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To Vince Lombardi, the ultimate goal was to win, and in his eyes that meant the NFL championship.  In order to do that, you had to win big games. That included big games in the regular season, as well as the conference playoffs and the NFL Championship game.  His last two years that also included ...
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The Lombardi Rules

Written by Vince Lombardi Jr., this book was published in 2004.  Lombardi, Jr. took 26 principles from his father's coaching career and created lessons for management personnel in all phases of business and government. The book opens with the first lesson- Ask Yourself Tough Questions, and forces ...
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Vince Lombardi is the most quoted coach ever.  Nearly 50 years after his death. his quotes show up everywhere.  Lombardi loved the game and he expressed it often in his speeches. He was a much desired public speaker and he spoke to corporate gatherings often in the 1960's.  The speech below is ju ...
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Lombardi and Passion

Do you have a passion for your job? Are there areas of football coaching that you especially enjoy?  People who like their jobs are often very successful.  People who have a passion for their job tend not only to love their profession but also to share that passion with others.  Do the other coac ...
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John Madden is known to millions of people as the former color commentator on Monday Night Football and the guy whose name is associated with football video games.  But before that John Madden was head coach of the Oakland Raiders during a career that had grown up from a junior college coach on the ...
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The Lombardi Sweep

When Vince Lombardi arrived in Green Bay in 1959, he brought with him the split back handoff sweep. He had used it extensively with the New York Giants where he served as offensive coordinator.  In New York he loved to hand it off to the multi talented Frank Gifford.  Gifford had speed and moves, ...
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One of the most important jobs of the head coach is to encourage his team at halftime when they are behind. Turnovers, negative plays, blocked kicks and poor tackling can lead to a halftime deficit.  But how does the coach rally his troops? Does he blast their performance? Does he need to stay calm ...
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Vince Lombardi believed that there was not a large talent distance between NFL teams.  He believed that intangibles made the difference, and a large part of that was coaching.  He and Tom Landry had served as offensive and defensive coordinators of the New York Giants in their hey day in the mid t ...
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Vince Lombardi spoke often on many of the intangibles that allowed people to be successful.  One of his favorite subjects was courage.Success is never final.  Failure is never fatal.  It is courage that counts.The following is an excerpt from the book What it Takes to Be #1, written by Lombardi's ...
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