Urban Meyer has quickly left his mark on the team culture of Ohio State football. Almost everyone observing an Ohio State practice this spring has remarked about the intensity of the workouts. Every play, every drill — even calisthenics — is a win-lose proposition. Meyer has rewarded sprint winners with ice-cold Gatorade while the losers drink from an old garden hose. Scrimmage winners get good food on nice tablecloths while the losers eat cold-meat sandwiches off by themselves.
Meyer’s approach to football motivation is as focused as any coach in America. To learn more about Meyer’s coaching philosophies on athletic performance, team building, and team leadership, check out the new book from Championship Performance titled “Winning the Athletic Mental Game.” Meyer is featured in the chapter titled “Quickly Changing the Team Culture.”