The Daily Art of Coaching

Coaching a Blood Bowl team is a powerful thing. It is so much inspiring! So, if you are looking for a little extra inspiration to help you carry on during difficult times, you have come to the right place. Check out all of Taureau Amiral’s different daily coaching quotes below to find the right words that speak to you. More quotes are added on a day-to-day basis.

Part 1

11. Teams blossom and fade based upon what their coaches truly understand or misunderstand each game.

26. Some games are won or lost before the first trill of the ref’s whistle. Even though a game plan rarely survives the heat of a match, preparing one readies a coach for what may come his way.

PART 2

3. He whose defensive efforts drag into eternity shall see his players fall and his team break under the strain. The coach who seeks solace in defence shall see his team break all the more quickly.

Part 3

4. Do not go toe to toe against a stronger team unless you must. Know that the numbers needed to win a fight will prevent you from winning the game. The wise coach keeps his players healthy and focuses on leveraging their strengths to achieve his goals.

Part 4

1. Good coaches first place their team beyond the possibility of defeat, and then steadfastly seek the opportunity to defeat their opponent.

4. You can be a great coach without actually winning the game.

10. To roll two block dice with a Block and Guard squad is no guarantee of greatness. To score a touchdown with a Nerves of Steel catcher is no guarantee of brilliance. To have one great game day coaching a violent team is no guarantee of excellence.

Part 5

6. The number of tactics making use of Agility is as inexhaustible as the fuel supply of a chainsaw.

8. There are no more than four colors of snotlings (minotaurs only see yellow, green, blue, and violet), yet when a few are squished together they produce an infinite variety of hues.

Part 6

8. A coach is skillful on offense when his opponents do not know where to defend, and he is skillful on defense when his opponents do not know where to attack.

29. Tactics are like a torrent of Bloodweiser ale in its natural course, flowing from an elevated keg and finding its way into your belly.

30. So on the pitch, the way is to avoid what is strong and to go after what is weak.

PART 7

9. If all your team goes for it twice, you will lose a player and up to seven of them will reach your goal. 

10. If those same players do not go for it with the same object, they will all narrowly miss it.

Part 8

10. Reduce the abilities of a pessimistic coach by relentlessly blocking his players; multiply the number of decisions he has to make; keep his team constantly under pressure; keep your most flashy players mobile and rush them where he will despair.

Part 9

6. Air tight defences prevent your opponent from committing a mistake. You are then playing the game for him.

25. When the catchers come out first on the pitch and take up position on a wing, be wary of a localized breakthrough followed by a quick touchdown.

33. It is a good omen when your opponent keeps shuffling his players around before the opening kickoff of the game.

36. Frequent exposure to the whims of luck is a sign your opponent is at the end of his resources. Too much bad luck reveals his team is stressed to the breaking point.

42. If you oppose a coach on the sideline before befriending him, he will coach his team more fiercely than usual on the pitch.

43. Therefore, coaches must be treated with humanity and opposed only on the pitch. This is the road to winning games.

Part 10

17. When a coach focusses only on the best players, it results in a loss. The best teams win through coordinated action of all players.

26. If the league commissioner is indulgent but unable to make his authority felt, kind-hearted but unable to step up and ensure the good functioning of the league, and incapable of quelling disorder: then his coaches will be likened to spoilt children.

Part 11

22. Even a coach may become worn out by too many games and too much stress. Observe and understand your limits and, while honing your skills, beware of overtaxing yourself.

Part 12

7. A reaction is the natural response of a coach to the threat arising from a successful penetrating pass. If your opponent does not react to it, then he is not playing instinctively. Be suspicious, as you may be playing his game for him.

17. There is a difference between shuffling players around for the sake of shuffling, and shuffling players around to press an advantage. Action without advantage is a waste of players.

18. Coaching on gut feelings kills players; emotional decisions lose games.

Part 13

5. Awareness cannot be obtained from Nuffle.

21. The opponent who is observing the on-pitch situation with too much curiosity must be tempted with ale, cookies and other goodies of the sort, led away and most comfortably seated in a laid back chair. Thus his eyes will lose all curiosity in the minutiae of the game.