The Learning Process
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Setting Sports Goals
Acceleration of the Learning Process
Setting goals creates a path for athletes to follow so they may achieve a mastery of the necessary primary and secondary sport skills. It is the objective of setting obtaining goals to be used as an effective motivational technique that boosts the learning of skills as well as their performance in competition.
Athletes tend to be
more focused and committed to training when goals are clearly
established and they know unquestionably when they have achieved them.
There is a distinct balance that must be established in very goal:
Specific goals are more effective than a coaching and/or parental attitude of "do-your-best" or the complete lack of any goals.
Goals must be meaningful to the skater. Athletes must understand the relevance of goals if they are to be motivated to achieve them.
Identify the target skills that an athlete needs to develop, as well as the conditions under which the athlete is to perform these skills. For example,
Offer constructive coaching feedback feedback and be precise about the ways in which athletes are progressing. Feedback produces better performances than no feedback at all.
Invite athletes to participate in the goal setting process and provide input about their progress. This leads to better results than assigning goals without their involvement.
Adjust goals to accommodate individual differences, such as age, gender, physical attributes, abilities, stage of learning, past experience, or other pertinent qualities.
Provide scores, such as from fitness or sport skill tests, to show objective measures of how the athlete is progressing.
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