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Inspiration from St George’s Park



On a recent trip to the UK, I had the great fortune to visit St George’s Park, the new home of the English Football Association National Football Centre on a magnificent 300 acre site at Burton upon Trent. It is also an internationally renowned centre of excellence for sports and exercise medicine, rehabilitation, performance science, and strength and conditioning, so I felt very much at home. Here are some great inspirational quotes found throughout the centre.  


A good coach will make his players see what they can be, rather than what they are.
Ara Parasheghian, American Football Coach
Does it make the boat go faster?
2000 Olympic Gold Medal Rowing Team
A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.
Jesse Owens

I trained every single day, including Christmas Day, in order to achieve what I wanted. I never wanted to leave any stone unturned.
Daley Thompson
The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand in times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King
Losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water, knowing you could have done better.
Ian Thorpe
If you do what you always did… you’ll get what you always got.
Wayne Bennett, Rugby League Coach
I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Muhammad Ali
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.            
Vince Lombardi
It’s just hard work and grafting. Then anything is possible.                                             
Mo Farah
Elite athletes aren’t born. They’re made.                                                   
Michael Johnson


Be inspired to be Extraordinary!


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