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Top Ten Movie Coaches

From the inspirational Coach Carter to the foul-mouthed Patches O'Houlihan, Kidzworld looks at the top coaches from your favorite sports movies.

#10. Top Movie Coaches - Herb Brooks; Miracle

In Miracle, Kurt Russell plays the role of legendary US hockey coach, Herb Brooks, who guided the US Olympic hockey team to a stunning gold medal victory in 1980. With his regiment of psyhcological tests, intense training drills and over the top inspirational speeches, Brooks took USA hockey to new limits and provided Disney with the script for a great sports movie.
Classic Line - "When you pull on that jersey, the name on the front is a hell of a lot more important than the one on the back."

#9. Top Movie Coaches - Coach Gaines; Friday Night Lights

In a town where nothing is more important than high school football, Coach Gary Gaines (played by Billy Bob Thornton) takes the Permian High Panthers of Odessa, Texas to the state championship game. Gaines' mix of tough discipline and motivational halftime speeches helps the Panthers go on an unlikely playoff run in one of the best football movies of all time.
Classic Line - "The hopes and dreams of an entire town are riding on your shoulders. You may never matter again in your life as much as you do right now."

#8. Top Movie Coaches - Skip Engblom; Lords of Dogtown

Skip Engblom (played by Heath Ledger) isn't your typical coach from your average sports movie. He doesn't give long speeches or make his team do pushups 'til they puke. Instead, the skate shop owner/stoner from Lords of Dogtown gives a group of California skaters urethane wheels for their boards and encourages them to turn their neighbors' pools into skateparks.
Classic Line - "You gotta approach every day as if it's your last!"

#7. Top Movie Coaches - Norman Dale; Hoosiers

Coach Dale (played by Gene Hackman) is nearly run out of town while trying to coach a high school hoops team in small town Indiana. He eventually earns the respect of skeptical players and parents with a message that is a total cliche but still rings true: Anything is possible if you just believe in yourself and those around you.
Classic Line - "My practices aren't designed for your enjoyment."

#6. Top Movie Coaches - Patches O'Houlihan; Dodgeball

Patches O'Houlihan (played by Rip Torn) is a grumpy foul-mouthed cripple - but that doesn't stop him from being a first class dodgeball coach. His hysterical training methods, which include throwing wrenches at players to improve their dodging technique, turn a team of underdogs into dodgeball masters in one of the funniest sports movies ever made.
Classic Line - "If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!"

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ShenkelBoy
ShenkelBoy posted in Basketball:
Cavs bruh they lit
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Xtreme Sports:
Of course we can! It's true that we're a little less strong physically, but we can. "Can't" means just that, we can't. And that's wrong. It's true we have to deal with all that physical pain (I can whine about it for agesss) and mental pain too. And that some of us cry easily. But that's because we feel pain! So although we are less strong physically as I said earlier, girls can also think up ways to surprise someone in a fight. And that's a good thing to do to someone who laughs at a girl and says they cant fight.
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PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
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ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
LeBronBron
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