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Create a Better Team by Improving Focus!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Coach Rick McGuire presents a vital, but neglected skill that is critical to outstanding athletic performance – the skill of Focus! In this engaging and highly informative video, Coach McGuire, the former head track coach at the University of Missouri, explains and demonstrates how to teach your athletes the Skill of Focus.

Focus is important – but it is a skill that can be taught. Focus is “thinking right.” What is it that all coaches want? All coaches want their athletes to “show up” every day and for every drill in practice as well as in their race. This video is about how wrong thoughts hurt performance, while the right thoughts will enhance performance.
1) What is Focus?: Focus is a skill. Focus is a thought. Focus is controllable. Focus is a choice. You make the choice – you take control. You can learn this skill. This skill of Focus is the wellspring of peak performance – of being “in the zone,” of being “in the Flow!”

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Teaching Track & Field Athletes the Skill of Focus.  To view more track & field videos from America’s top coaches and athletes, click here.

Improve Your Performance Through Positive Thinking!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dr. Rick McGuire, nationally recognized leader in Applied Sport Psychology, presents a vital, but neglected skill on self-talk. In this engaging clip, McGuire discusses that people are highly critical of themselves, and self-talk is the most powerful conversation we can ever have as a person or as an athlete. 


We all have self-talk. Most people have negative self-talk. Negative thinking is bad. Positive thinking is right thinking. Situations influence our thinking, which influence our emotions which influence our body which influences our behavior.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Teaching Track & Field Athletes the Skill of Focus.” Take a look at additional Track & Field videos on Practice Organization.

Keep Your Athletes Mentally in the Game!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Look at these new mental training products of ours we recently released.  These feature Dr. Rick McGuire, Director of Sport Psychology for the University of Missouri.  See what mental training aspects you can improve before your next competition.

Teaching Track & Field Athletes the Skill of Focus

  • Give your team the chance to perform their very best – race after race, event after event!
  • Learn how to teach and apply the SKILL of FOCUS to your program
  • Learn how to be totally FOCUSED, and then REFOCUSED for the next event . EVERY EVENT

From the Whistle to the Snap: The Football Coach’s Game Plan for Winning with Focus

  • Powerful message for all coaches
  • Give your team the chance to play their very best, play after play!
  • Learn how to teach and apply the SKILL of FOCUS into your program
  • How to be totally FOCUSED, and then to be REFOCUSED for the next play . EVERY PLAY
  • Over 2 « hours of invaluable information!

From the Whistle to the Snap

  • FOCUS is a skill. FOCUS is a Sports Skill. Like all skills, FOCUS can be taught and learned!
  • The Foundation for FOCUS in Football
  • The 5 Key Skills to FOCUS in Football
  • Taking FOCUS to the Football Field
  • How and when to use the FOCUS skills
  • How to be totally FOCUSED, and the to be REFOCUSED for the next play. EVERY PLAY

Purchase the Rick McGuire’s From the Whistle to the Snap Book and DVD Combo to save $10!


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