The Learning Process
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Establishing Sports GoalsIndividuals who establish their own goals are most likely to be successful
Goal setting is a powerful process for achieving a better life. When is the best time to start thinking about the your ideal future career? When young children are asked, they don't give much thought before answering. The most common response usually is their latest hero and they have no concept of what is involved to achieve that exalted position.
High school students are starting to prepare to attend college, enter the military, or entering a skilled trade. Some students may be exploring journalism, standup comedy, TV shows or news, the performing arts, forming sing groups, and small bands and to motivate yourself to turn your vision into reality.
The process of setting goals helps to develop a road map of the posibilities of life options. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray.
Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation to focus on what skills, knowledge, and experience must be acquired and how much time and money will be required to achieve the goals.
Clearly defined goals are much easier to measure. Goals that are established in achievable increments are preferred because the individual will take pride in the achievement of those goals. Annual progress provides a steady source motivation and builds self-confidence in the continued effort to achieve a distant goal requiring a decade or more.Lifetime Goals
The first step in establishing personal goals think about doing for the rest of you life. If that is too far in the future, consider what you will do after graduation form high school. Develop a list of things you would like to accomplish by age 12, 18, 22, 26, 30, etc. Include an assessment of how much you would need to earn to support a specific life style. Briefly describe the life style. Do you see yourself married? Any kids. pets, house, apartment, house boat or condominium?
To give a broad, balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some of the following categories (or in other categories of your own, where these are important to you):
Setting goals and objectives
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.
Ice skaters tend to be more
focused and committed
to training when goals are clearly established and they know
unquestionably when they have achieved them.
Figure Skating Goals
Process goals are used to improve the execution of a specific skill. For example, landing fully rotated jumps on a secure edge on a bent knee, with full free leg extension, and erect upper body.Establishing Goals
Goal-setting Career goals stipulate the final major outcome of participation in a sporting career. Those are established by the athlete are likely to be successful because of the high rate of compliance.
Goal Setting Good goal setting gives a skater an “edge” in three areas: Direction, Feedback, and
Support. Many skaters achieve some success without using formal goal setting, but virtually every great athlete who consistently succeeds, uses some form of goal setting. Using goal setting is as necessary as having a coach.
Goal Setting Tips for figure skaters, dancers, etc. Setting goals for performance athletes! What is a goal? A goal is simply a stepping stone to a greater accomplishment or dream. Your dreams can become a reality with a clear vision, a plan, perseverance, and luck.
Principles of Effective Goal Setting This article is adapted from Goal Setting for Synchronized Skaters and Coaches: Determine for yourself what you believe you can achieve and are willing to expend the effort to accomplish!
PDF Team Building Through Team Goal Setting a team goal setting program, sport psychologists should (a) establish long-term goals first, (b) establish clear paths to long-term goals, (c) involve all team members.
Importance Of Setting Goals It's important to set goals that are achievable, report doctors at the Association for Applied Sports Psychology. Moderate goals often are better because they are more likely to be achieved.
Your Responsibilities as a Skating Parent This page should help you do much more than survive your child's skating experience. Helping your child set performance goals.
How to Set Realistic Goals for Yourself for individuals who have never previously taken the time. You may want to become a world champion ice skater; however, is this a realistic goal?
Sports Psychology Degree information An extensive list of Sports Psychology programs broken down by campus as well as detailed information about the degree and possible career choices.
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:
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