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Establishing Goals & Objectives
for Athletes

      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. 


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.

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.

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.

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.


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:

Drug Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Caffeine Use
Nicotine Use
Response to Sressors
Learned Helplessness
Depression and Elation
Eating Disorders
Learning Disorders
Stress and Anxiety
Athlete Motivation
Flow/Peak Performance
Focus & Concentration
Goals and Objectives
Goal Setting
The Process of Learning

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