Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kids Off The Couch - Talking to Your Kids About John Wooden (1910-2010)

Quotes to Live By
"Sports do not build character. They reveal it."

Much will be said over the next few days about the wisdom imparted by legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, whose winning record (10 championships in 12 years) and memorable statements influenced generations of athletes. Wooden's Pyramid of Success has been used by countless coaches, as well as adopted by business motivators. Naturally, many of his teachings are readily translated to parenting. After all, athlete after athlete has said that Coach Wooden "prepared them for life". Spend a little extra time with today's Sports section to read up on the lessons learned by the players he influenced. And, tuck a few of those quotes away! We're sure they'll come in handy as you coach your kids through life.

Click here for a nice list of John Wooden quotes, and click here for an LA Times article from last year's celebration of Wooden's 99th birthday. And finally, click through these photos of Wooden's life and spend a few moments celebrating a life well lived.

Have a great weekend.

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