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1 Goal Setting

2 What common traits do these four athletes share?

3 Where are you going?  What is your journey?  Where are you now?  Where do you want to get to?

4 Where are you going? “Excuse me, Sir,” Alice inquires “Could you tell me which road to take?” Wisely, the caterpillar asks," Where are you going?” Somewhat dismayed, Alice responds, “Oh, I don’t know where I am going, Sir.” “Well,” replied the caterpillar, “if you don’t know where you are going, it really doesn’t matter which road you take.” (Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll)

5 Goal Setting - Why bother setting goals?  What is my personal journey?  How am I going to get there?  Long term vision and short term motivation  Theory of motivation - - - energises athletes to become more productive and effective

6 Why set goals? 1.Suffer less from stress and anxiety 2.Concentrate better 3.Show more self confidence 4.Perform better 5.Are happier with their performances

7 What do you see?

8 What don’t you see?

9 What’s beneath the surface??


11 How do we set productive and effective goals?  Task : Write down one goal that you have set yourself for this season / year  What type of goal have you set yourself?  Outcome / Result oriented (Ego orientation?) e.g. To be selected for GB TEAM / To break 60secs for 100m free  Performance / technically oriented (Task Orientation?) e.g. To achieve the National Qualifying Time in 100 and 200 Backstroke.  Process Goal / training goals (task oriented) e.g. To develop my acceleration between 0-5 metres

12 Goal: To become a better swimmer

13 Goal – “To become a better swimmer”  Surface – worthwhile; too general, impossible to measure, vague as to how or when the goal will be achieved  Skill analysis (Performance Profile, coach) – six-beat leg kick weak  New and improved goal : In training to achieve 65% freestyle and backstroke swimming with a six-beat leg kick and 90% of kicking drill with a six-beat leg kick.  Short Term goal – In training to achieve 55% of swimming with six-beat leg kick & 85% kicking drill with a six-beat leg kick.  Are goals acceptable to the athlete? (Ownership!)  Goal setting staircase

14 Setting Goals – the rules !  SMARTER  Specific  Measurable  Agreed  Realistic  Time phased  Elastic  Recorded  Research (1999) : College-aged soccer players assigned to one of five goal groups (a,b,c,d & e)  Five weeks of training followed, two groups out-performed the others (improvement); one group showed little or no improvement

15 Common Goal Setting problems  Set more goals for competition than for practice  Set goals that are too difficult, creating stress  Set too many goals  Task oriented performers motivated by self improvement goals & ego-oriented performers more motivated by outcome goals

16 Where do I go from here?  Creating a personal goal plan  Setting process & performance goals (Controlling the controllables)  How will I monitor goal progress?  Will I need to re-adjust my goals?

17 How will YOU become a winner? Girls Boys

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