Mizzou Football Discipline Philosophy

“Do it right, or do it again!”

Mizzou Football Head Coach Gary Pinkel says discipline in football is executing fundamentals and techniques the right way under pressure.

Discipline is what you do when no one else is looking! It’s being considerate of the other person. Having good personal habits – you are polite, on time, and take care of business with pride. We must be disciplined as individuals first, and then as a team.

A Disciplined Student-Athlete…
1. Knows the importance of being on time.
2. Has learned the value of regular hours and good training habits from working hard in practice.
3. Has learned that the team comes before him. This strengthens his character as he is sometimes called upon to sacrifice for others.
4. Has learned to take orders; in taking orders, he learns how to give them.
5. Knows that discipline is the essence of every successful organization; as a member of the team, he understands the need for it.
6. Has learned that many of these things establish a degree of self-discipline.

Discipline is a quality of a champion. If a student-athlete needs to dedicate time and energy to becoming disciplined. If you don’t do it right the first time, do it again!