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Establishing Goals & Objectives

Special Interests, Personal, Institutional, Corporate, Business, School, Religious, or Political Goals
       
The interests of the entity benefiting from the establishment of goals and objectives do not necessary mean that they will all be in alignment. They may in fact be directly opposed on some or all issues.

        Small and grand ideas start with a vision or dream that someone writes as a rough draft of possible ways to reach the desired goal. Through repeated revisions paths are devised with methods to achieve specific objectives that compose a goal that has become a reality.

SMARRT Goals
        Begin by writing down the goals associated with the acronym SMAART:
  • Specific - Make your goal or objective as specific as possible. Say exactly what you want to achieve in clear, concise words.
  • Measurable - Include a unit of measure in your goal. Be objective rather than subjective.
  • Attainable - Make sure your goal is feasible in terms of the resources available to you. You want to grow personally, so reach, but be reasonable or you'll set yourself up for disappointment.
  • Action Oriented - Write your goal or objective in an active, rather than passive, voice. Use an action verb near the beginning of the sentence.
  • Results Oriented - Focus on the end results you desire rather than the activities necessary to get there.
  • Time Phased - Give yourself a deadline of a year or less. Be specific to the number of weeks if you can.
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Success is a Mind Set
        Set yourself up for success rather than failure by being careful not to defeat your goal setting efforts before you even start to work on accomplishing your desired goals.

      A good plan identifies causes and effects in achievable stages. 
      A large-scale short-term aim requires a plan with detail and strict
      timelines for completition, A goal that requires five-to-ten years to
      accomplish requires much less detail and scheduling, provided the
      crucial causes and effects stages are identified.
Detailed people
      prefer detailed plans. Intuitive people prefer more flexible plans.
      All plans begin as a simple outline.

        Goal setting is a process that maps out how to get from where you are to where you want to go with the designation being the desired achievement. Learn how to set goals that you physically, mentally, and emotionally can actually achieve.

        Start the process by choosing goals that are worth the expenditure of time, funds, and effort.
The purpose of goal setting is to move stimulate positive change. Any goal that doesn't have a motivating, transformational quality is not really worth the sacferice. The result will be disappointing.

        Choose a goal that is achievable rather than a goal that will never be able accomplished. It is just a matter of time until frustration sets in and all effort will be abandoned.

        Goals should be very specific. There is no way to satisfy goals that are vague and nebulous. The goal should provide guidance for accomplishing it.  When setting a goal, use a goal setting formula that gives your goal a built-in action plan.

        It is easy to say you are commited to your goals, but in reality the first step to achieving a goals is realizing that it requires working regularly totransforming agoal into an accomplishment. It is necessary to prioritize sufficient time required to work on the goal.

        Some individuals gain emotional support by participating as part of a group that shares the success of each individual and provides support when goals are not achieved. The simple fact that others are going to be aware of your results stimulates commitment to the goal and is extremely motivating for some individuals. Don't broadcast your goal on Facebook page and make your progress public.

Prioritizing Goals.
        Start by establishing goals that can be accomplished in a rather short period of time Don't start out with a huge project that take may months or even years to attain. Successfull completition of any goal is dedication and commitment associated with following a presrcibed schdule.

        Some individuals actually sabotage their efforts by taking on multiple goals at the same time. List the potential goals you would like to tackle and then prioritize your list.

        Abstract goals are impossible to develop a plan to achieve success. Goal setting needs to provide a practical way to process through the maze to achieve accomplishment.

        Some individuals ignore deadlines and then become completely overwhelmed a few days before the completion date. A goal lacking a deadline is a goal that you have not fully committed to and a goal you will not achieve. Establishing a deadline will shape your action plan and focus your attention to make meaningful progress according to a prepared schedule of phases.

        Goal setting is a process that requires objective evaluation that assesses your effort and whether you were able to achieve the goal and expectations you established. Even if the effort did not result in complete success, there will ne lessons that can be learned and applied to your future goal setting experience.

        If you did your best, be proud of the accomplishment. You accomplish a goal, devoted time and effort to complete the effort so take the time to celebrate the accomplishment.  

Any Quality Sports Program Should Employ Certified & Licensed Coaches and Trainers
       The instructional program that is part of every public school circulricum is approved by the respective state board of education as part of an accreditation program that specifies the minimum academic credentials for the teaching position.


      Sport coaches/instructors may be hired  to teach and develop athletes to teach various sporting activities to students of all ages.  Learners may wish to participate as a recreational or competitive athlete with a wide variety of personal aspirations. Employment opportunities include:
  • A privately owned and operated club or business 
  • A school or park and recreation center
      Public schools and institutions may require potential employees to have specific educational degree(s), have required teaching credentials, pass background checks, and have a list of references. An amateur career in a specific sport may be essential for employment in some jobs.

A coaching Philosophy
      Every coach and physical educator should embrace a core Philosophy to:
  • Promote the development of programs and policies to advance health awareness, the spirit of achievement, and cultural bridging of entrenched societal values;

  • Ensure that sport and physical education contribute to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals and the broad purpose of peaceful development;

  • Promote a culture of peace, social, and gender equality, while advocating dialogue and harmony through promoting sport and physical education based opportunities that further core goals;

  • Promote the recognition of the contribution of sport and physical education in economic and social development by encouraging the building and restoration of sports infrastructures;

  • Promote sport and physical education, on the basis of locally assessed needs, as a means for health, education, social and cultural development;

  • Strengthen cooperation and partnerships between all individuals and groups, including family, school, clubs/leagues, local communities, youth sports associations and decision makers as well as the public and private sectors, to make sport and physical education available to everyone.

      Coaches and Physical Education Administrators need to develop a program that serves the needs of youth and adult audiences. The curriculum must be designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocation activities.

      The program should use positive interactions with youth and adult role models to help young people develop a concept of self, attitude of self-assurance, and a positive self-image.

      The content must provide a framework of knowledge and skills for lifetime participation in recreation, hobbies, and careers related to shooting sports and wildlife. Core concepts stress safety, ethical development, personal responsibility, and lifetime recreational skills.

      The content of the program needs to continue to grow, and its scope expanded to include community leaders and the interaction of participants. Programs must be flexible and adaptable so that other communities, rural or urban, can adapt the format to their local audience.

      Equipment and facilities may vary so program leaders must be flexible, and seek out available funding alternatives. A foundation of basic programs allows for expansion into more advanced activities.
 
Recommended Reading:

Developing Goals    Course goals are broad statements of what the students will be able to do when they have completed the course. Goals can be lofty ideas, using words or phrases like "appreciates" or "shows leadership ability."

Setting Goals and Objectives  Goals are simply a clearer statement of the visions, specifying the accomplishments to be achieved if the vision is to become real. The target objectives are clearer statements of the specific activities required to achieve the goals, starting from the current status.

DOC Establishing goals and objectives   Goals and objectives arise out of the needs assessment. These will determine many of the features of your program design and implementation.

PPT Setting Goals and Objectives Training Setting goals and objectives is the first and most critical step in the planning process.

Goal - Wikipedia   Goal-setting ideally involves establishing specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-targeted objectives.

Writing goals and objectives   In many situations people use words goals and objectives as interchangeable. Yet, in the context of goal setting, the difference between goals and objectives ...

How to Create Your Goals and Objectives   Reach your goals by creating measurable objectives to guide your progress. ... The key is to establish clear, concise objectives that will guide you through the process.

DOC  Goal planner template tool Goal planning template for personal and organizational aims. The file is a working file.

References:

Setting Figure Skating Goals and Objectives  A path for figure skaters to follow to master the skills that are necessary to be successful. Goals and objectives are an effective motivational technique that boosts skill learning as well as performance in competition.

PPT
Objectives for Education and the Field of Physical ... What are the goals and objectives of physical education, exercise science, and sport in society? What is a physically educated person?

Goals and Objectives - Caltech Athletics:


Sports Medicine Fellowship Goals and Objectives | UCLA Intramural The goals and objectives of the Intramural Sports program are: To provide a variety of recreational sports and leisure activities, regardless of ability.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS POLICY FOR SCHOOLS [SAINT LUCIA]
This policy can be used to acquaint schools with the goals and objectives of Physical Education & Sports; provide guidelines for the establishment of activities for individual and team participation.

PDF NCCP LEVEL 4 & 5 FIGURE SKATING PROGRAM Goals and Objectives
Levels 4 and 5 of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

FLASH HOME - Central Gauteng Figure Skating Association
GOALS & OBJECTIVES of the South African Ice Skating Association (SAISA).  Established in 1937 and encompassed both figure skating and speed skating.

Club Rules & Policies - Welcome to the Trenton Figure Skating ...  Help to assist your child in establishing his or her skating goals with the coach. .... and affordable course of action to achieve their goals and objectives.

How to Write a Personal Statement Through a personal statement, you introduce yourself to the university; it reflects ... fail to take a thorough and analytical look at themselves and their objectives. ... people or events that have shaped you or influenced your goals).

Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
  
  

  
   
Process of Learning
Principles of Training
Training Young Athletes
Establishing Goals & Objectives
Purpose of a Syllabus
Purpose of a Lesson Plan
Focus Groups
PDF  Trainability of Children
PDF  Trainability of Young Athletes
PDF  Writing Objectives

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