Quote Of The Day
“Life isn’t about the years you’re living; it’s about what you contributed in those years to your fellow human beings. … I love each and every athlete as if it’s my own child. I try to handle them as human beings with feelings, emotions and to guide them not only on the track but in everyday life. My main goal is that when they leave my coaching, they leave as respectful, balanced and lovable people …”
“… You have to love it. It asks a lot of sacrificing. You have to be prepared to stand next to that track for hours, in wind and rain and sun and still, at the end of that day, feel that you gained something and you helped someone. If you don’t have that and if you see your athletes as machines, I don’t think you will have the satisfaction of feeling that you achieved something. It has to be about helping another human being reach these goals and dreams.”
– Wayde Van Niekerk‘s 75-year-old coach, Anna Botha, talking about her philosophy and approach to coaching track and field.
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