Dr. Rick McGuire is the Director of the Missouri Institute of Positive Coaching. He recently retired as the Director of Sport Psychology for the Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology. For 27 years (from 1983-2010) he was Missouri’s Head Track and Field Coach. Under Coach McGuire’s tutelage, Missouri athletes earned 143 All-American recognitions, 110 Conference champions, 29 USA National Members, 3 collegiate records, and 5 Olympians. He is the founder and chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served as a staff for 11 USATF National Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta.
In this podcast, Rick and Cindra talk about:
- His principles of positive coaching
- Why demeaning never helps athletes
- Ways to increase athletes’ self-worth and self-esteem
- The most impactful way to motivate athletes
- The importance of communication with your athletes and teams
You can find Dr. McGuire at http://drrickmcguire.com/.