Today I heard a very funny expression from one of my students. She told me her high school coach says it all the time.
When they’re in practice, if they start overthrowing the ball back and forth he’ll yell “It looks like you’re having a snowball fight.” What a great description! Made me laugh when I heard it.
It may not be new to some of you, but it sure was to me and I just had to share it.
One other funny line I heard a while back comes from former Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks. When his players were struggling he’d yell, “You guys are getting worse every day, and right now you’re playing like it’s next month.” Again, very funny but it gets the point across.
As a coach it always helps to have a few one-lines handy to get attention and break the tension at the same time. So what are your favorite (serious but funny) things to say to your players when they need to be brought back on track?