“Challenge yourself all the days of your life.” – Anonymous
These words represent the discipline of a Mizzou Football student-athlete. You are expected to challenge yourself to be a better man, player and teammate every day – on and off the field.
The Mizzou Football family believes that discipline is “training that is expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior.” Discipline is an essential quality of a champion.
Discipline is what you do when no one else is looking. It’s being considerate of everyone around you. You must have good personal habits. You must be polite, on time and you must take care of business.
A disciplined Mizzou Football player…
- Knows the important of being on time.
- Has learned the value of regular hours and good training habits from working hard in practice.
- Has learned that the team comes before himself. This strengthens his character as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.
- Has learned to take orders; in taking orders, he learns how to give them.
- Knows that discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
- Has learned that many of these things establish a degree in self-discipline.
A disciplined football team…
- Doesn’t beat itself by mistakes.
- Keeps penalties to a minimum.
- Is always ready to play – INTENSITY. Team Bottom Line.
- Has the guts to come from behind
- Rises above adversity.
- Never, never quits.
Mizzou Football Head Coach Gary Pinkel once said, “discipline in football is executing fundamentals and techniques the right way under pressure.” The Mizzou Football family strives to do this everyday. Each individual takes on the challenge to be a disciplined individual, which eventually will lead to a disciplined football team.