“It takes a tremendous sacrifice to be prepared to win -- in life as in sports. Any given day you can win or lose. What matters most is showing up to do your best. Compete with style and grace. Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. Talent isn’t everything. The key to your success is your ability to set goals, learn to focus, practice resilience and perseverance, recover from disappointment, and find motivation and self-control. In this way, you will accept, grow from, and overcome the inevitable ups and downs -- in life as well as in sports.”
I Am A Coach Because "I am coach because of the kids and the passion I have for the sport itself. There is no other feeling quite like helping young athletes further developing their natural persistence, determination, discipline, dedication, resiliency, work ethic, heart, leadership skills, connection with and respect for others, not only in competition, but in life!"
TOUGHNESS Is hard to find Is hard to teach Is hard to beat
Developing the mental game in fencing
Talent is the ability to work. Talent is intelligence, it's the ability to win matches when it goes wrong. It's ultimately the ability to think about your game and change it. Remember: Fencers never lose, their either win or learn!