Section 2 – Topic 3 – Goal Setting (The Importance of Goal Setting…
Section 2 – Topic 3 – Goal Setting
The Importance of Goal Setting
Improves a performers attentional focus. Concentrating fully on a task being completed or strategy being used until the performer is successful.
Provides an incentive for a performer to work towards.
Increases a performers level of effort and encourages persistence and determination until a task is complete.
Can lead to increased confidence and self efficacy.
Helps reduce anxiety and control levels of anxiety.
Encourages the use of new strategies and tactics in order to achieve goals.
Can help performers to monitor their progress and levels of performance.
Goals are quantifiable so that performances can be assessed and progress can be monitored.
Appropriate and realistic for the performer so as to maintain motivation. Goals that are too easy to achieve can be demotivating. Goals that are negotiated with a coach give more ownership over an achievement and are more realistic.
Clear and relevant to the performers needs.
Agreed roles are written down so that they an be monitored and ticked off when achieved to motivate performers.
Goals should be cut down to short term goals that, together, complete a long term goal. This ensures goals remain achievable and realistic. This also helps to control arousal and anxiety.
Different Types of Goals
Goals that help you achieve Outcome Goals
Process Orientated Goals
Goals that help the performance achieve their Performance Goals. These often focus on a performers technique and tactics
Related with the end result/ winning