Preparation, Consistency, and Accountability

“The easiest way to have your way is to go out and make it.” – Thoughts for Today The quote above applies to the standards of the Mizzou Football program. If you want success, you have to make success. You prepare to be the best. The most important aspect of the Mizzou Football philosophy is

The Mizzou Football Bottom Line

“One play at a time, deliver your best.” For the Mizzou Football Family, going through the motions will never cut it. Being a successful athlete and a successful team involves knowing what is required of you to perform at the highest possible level. Every single drill, every single play, and every single game requires the

The Mizzou Football Family Covenant

“All individual goals and accomplishments are secondary to the family’s success.” – Mizzou Family Covenant A covenant is an agreement that binds people together. For the Mizzou Football Family, an agreement means total commitment. You are either 100 percent in, or you are out. There is no such thing as life in between. While the rules

Team First

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes a team work, a society work, a civilization work.” –Vince Lombardi Nothing compares to the thrill of a team uniting for one common goal. All great organizations are marked by desire to achieve, and a healthy team is comprised of committed players who work for the

Positive Mental Imagery

“The person that you are right now is a reflection of what you practice most. When you look in the mirror, what does your reflection say about the habits you practice?” – Valorie Burton Your mental images, or thoughts, lead to reality. Therefore, before you can achieve your goals, you must be able to picture

Focused Connection to Goals

“Nothing is more important to the future of an idea than the first step you take to try it out.” –O.A. Battista Focus comes from having a clear mind. In the middle of a big game or a stressful moment, this may sound impossible. But the most elite athletes, like the ones competing in the

Investment: What Separates Mizzou Football From the Rest

“Wanting to be someone isn’t enough, dreaming about it isn’t enough, thinking about it isn’t enough. You’ve got to study for it, work for it, fight for it with all your heart and soul because nobody is going to hand it to you.” –Colin Powell When you become part of the Mizzou Football Family, you

The Psychological Profile of a Champion

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat and at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” –Anson Dorrance A champion is special. He is elevated on his team, but for the right reasons. Although champions are rare, they are distinct. Once you have spent time with your team and pay

The Law of Relaxation and Intensity

“Energy is equal to desire and purpose.” –Sheryl Adams At first glance, relaxation and intensity seem to be two contradicting terms. It is rare to be in an atmosphere that is tense, yet relaxed, or to describe a conversation that is intense, but relaxing at the same time. However, the two concepts go hand in

Mission to Excellence

“Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent action.” –John Ruskin Whether you’re sharpening an athletic skill or working toward a personal goal, nothing happens overnight. Improvement and working toward excellence requires paying attention to the quality of your work and making tangible steps in the right direction. When an athlete