The Word: Character | STACK

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

The Word: Character

February 1, 2009 | Featured in the January/February 2009 Issue

Must See Basketball Videos


"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

John Wooden
UCLA men’s basketball coaching legend
Won 665 games and 10 NCA titles in 27 seasons with the Bruins

Must See
Peyton Manning Dumbbell Bench With 80+ Pounds
Views: 32,038,581
Patrick Willis' Homegrown Off-Season Workout
Views: 1,218,472
Antonio Brown Juggles 3 Footballs
Views: 1,082,395

Featured Videos

Quest for the Ring: University of Kentucky Views: 147,463
Add Core Power for Basketball With Damian Lillard's Med Ball Throws Views: 4,255,154
Path to the Pros 2015: The Journey Begins Views: 26,383
Load More


STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers


Latest issues of STACK Magazine


Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice


Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes


Find the latest news relevant to athletes

More Cool Stuff You'll Like

Teach Your Athletes How to Set Goals

7 Reasons to See

Why You Need to Play Your Own Game

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

What's the Most Effective Coaching Style?

7 Inspirational Athletes and Coaches Who Stand Tall

Craig Breslow

8 Insanely Tough Displays of Athlete Perseverance

Preparation Nation: Pulaski Academy Bruins

Losing Fat: How to Stay Focused During the Holidays

6 Skinny Pro Athletes Who Dominate Their Sport

Workout Motivation: Principles for Training Like a Champion

8 Star Athletes Who Had to Walk On to Their College Teams

3 Personality Traits for Creating a Winning Team Culture

10 Ways to Earn More Playing Time This Season

Preparation Nation: Crespi Carmelite Celts

Preparation Nation: Sierra Canyon Basketball

5 Turkey Bowl Pre-Game Pep Talks, Cheers and Chants

WATCH: How 3 College Football Teams Make Workouts a Blast

Preparation Nation: Carter Cowboys

The Secret to Coaching an Ace Softball Pitcher

Franco Harris

Preparation Nation: Santa Monica Vikings

How Getting Cut Taught Me The Meaning of Hard Work

Preparation Nation: Bishop Gorman Basketball

How to Learn Pull-Ups (Or Anything Else for That Matter)

4 Excuses Elite Athletes Never Make

5 NFL Players Who Were Never Supposed to Win Starting Jobs

Become Task-Oriented and Good Outcomes Will Follow

How to Motivate Athletes to Train on Their Own

Southlake Carroll Personifies Enduring State of Texas Football

The Hustle Stat: Aspects of Your Game that Catch the NBA's Eye

Video Documents Man's Journey to 600-Pound Squat

Travis Kelce Could Be the Next Big Thing in the NFL

Preparation Nation: Servite Friars