Coach Pinkel on Mental Toughness

“Mental Toughness is Spartanism with its qualities of sacrifice and self-denial, dedication, fearlessness and love. The love I’m speaking of is loyalty.” – Gary Pinkel Love is Loyalty There is really no better way to describe love than through the word loyalty, because loyalty defines the unconditional. Even when your teammates and friends around you

Successful Loyalty and Integrity

In the end, real success is found in the love and friendship of those around you. Throughout life, coming together in teamwork will get you the farthest. To acquire and maintain those friendships and teammates, you must put loyalty into action, among other actions. Intentness Set a realistic goal. Concentrate on its achievement by resisting

Mizzou Foundation Meetings: Whistle To Snap

At Mizzou, training the mind is just as important as training the body. While many programs across the country focus on the physical aspect of football, Mizzou is gaining a mental edge from nationally recognized sports psychologist Rick McGuire. In Thursday’s Mizzou Foundation meeting, the upperclassmen talked about the foundation behind Mizzou’s mental edge: whistle

Mizzou Foundation: The Team Bottom Line

The Mizzou Football Family held their weekly foundation meeting on Tuesday to focus on what it means to be a Mizzou Tiger. This week’s topic was the Team Bottom Line, which everyone says as a group before each practice and game. Team Bottom Line: Enthusiastic 6-Second Competitors Know Your Assignment Play Tough and Physical First

Ingredients of a Self-Starter

“You have to approach every great achievement in a state of Total Confidence. YOU MUST BELIEVE!” – Coach Gary Pinkel *** It always helps to have someone to encourage you when times are hard or when you are about to give up, but those who have tasted true success learned that their number one source

No Excuses in Mizzou Football

Every Tuesday in the month of February, the Mizzou Football Family has Mizzou Foundation Meetings to refresh on leadership skills and the core of the program. On Tuesday, February 18, the seniors stressed the importance of the program’s preeminent foundation to the freshmen: No excuses. The seniors told the freshman that, when they were in

Coach Pinkel’s Focused Connection to Goals

“Being in the present means tuning out distraction and paying attention to what is important now! Focus! Make a Difference!” – Coach Gary Pinkel Focused Connection to Goals You can have an uninterrupted connection between a football player and his goal. You are fully focused when you have: – No pressures – No doubts – No

How Mizzou Football Learns From Setbacks

Even the greatest performers fail, but they have developed strategies to learn and benefit from these experiences. They certainly don’t like falling short of a goal, so they try to put setbacks in perspective and do careful evaluation to prevent similar occurrences in the future. They might conclude that this time, this particular approach or

Mizzou Football’s Advice on Getting the Best From Coaches

The first step toward personal or team improvement is to recognize that things can be improved. These improvements however don’t happen magically. It takes a lot of joint effort of players and coaches to make a team successful. Here are a few ways to accomplish this: 1.    Help your coach understand what works best for