Sporting Life

Players write haiku as coach scripts a lyrical tale

Inspiration is a delicate business. You may wish as a coach to quote Ernest Hemingway about guts or repeat John Wooden's words about making each day "your masterpiece". You might dazzle your team with data or push them till they spew vomit on a commando course.

Or you can imitate Siegfried Aikman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2018, with the headline 'Players write haiku as coach scripts a lyrical tale'. Print Edition | Subscribe