Coaches, Athletic Directors, Recreation Directors & Administrators

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visser Hall, Room 330
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS

Cost (includes lunch and refreshments):
$65 (on or before April 4)
$85 (after April 4)

One hour of university credit is available for an additional fee.

Hosted by:
Jones Institute for
Educational Excellence

Sponsored by:
Department of Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Emporia State University

For more information, contact:
Mark Stanbrough
Department of HPER
Emporia State University

A one-day coaching education workshop

The Coaching Education program at Emporia State University will again be hosting the annual More Than the X’s and O’s: A Coaching Education Workshop. The speakers will be national experts in the coaching education field and will present on important topics for all coaches, going beyond the traditional focus on the X’s and O’s.

More Than the X’s and O’s is an incredible opportunity to learn from some of the best coaching educators in the United States. Coaches make a positive difference in lives!

The workshop is designed to help coaches and athletes establish a positive culture to develop the values and skill to be successful on and off the field.

Session topics include:

  • Positive Coaching
  • Coaching for Character
  • Mental Excellence
  • Sports Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Personal Excellence




Featured Presenter: Dr. Rick McGuire


Dr. Rick McGuire is the Director of Sport Psychology for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. As a professor, Rick established Missouri’s graduate masters and doctoral programs in Sport Psychology, in which he continues to teach, along with providing a popular undergraduate sport psychology class. Dr. McGuire has been a significant contributor to the cause of coaches’ education, has written extensively, and is a prominent speaker at coaches’ organizations’ meetings, clinics and seminars.

For 27 years (1983-2010) he was Missouri’s Head Track and Field Coach, coaching 143 All-Americans, seven NCAA champions and five Olympians with two winning Olympic silver medals. He is the founder and was the chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served on the staff for 11 USATF National Track & Field Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta. Rick is a founding member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.





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