11 Quotes to Inspire Youth Athletes

Every great athlete, no matter how successful, has had to deal with a tough loss at one point or another—but the best athletes are able to accept the low points as part of the process and work through them to achieve their goals.

Try telling that to your youth athlete, however, and you're likely to be greeted with an eye roll. Instead, try sharing these quotes from sports legends to help them maintain a positive mindset the next time they start to feel discouraged.

ACTIVEkids.com spoke to Positive Coaching Alliance Communications Manager David Jacobson and FC Dallas Youth Director of Juniors Player Development Chris Clarke to get insight on what each quote means and how youth athletes can use them to stay motivated.

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Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.
Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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