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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

Indirect effect: influences performance by working on psychological states (anxiety, confidence, satisfaction, attention, ect.) Benefits of goal setting: - Increases productivity and improves quality of work - Clarifies expectations - Relieves boredom - Provides personal recognition - Increases personal and task enjoyment Goals can be set for: a) Training session (log book) b) Practice session (areas to work on) c) Competitive events d) Team social events For each of these sessions or events, goals can be focused on: - Conditioning - Knowledge/strategy - Performance skills - Attitudes and behaviours Goal setting is an extremely powerful technique for enhancing performance, but it must be implemented correctly -goal setting has the strongest effect on performance and satisfaction of any motivational technique (Locke & landers, 81 &95) Warning – don’t overload athletes with too many goals at one time – concentrate on a few of the most important ones Principles of Goal Setting The most effective goals are the ones that are: 1. Relatively difficult, challenging, but attainable (realistic to achieve) 2. Specific (action-oriented) and measurable (quantifiable) 3. Within or geared to the ability potential of the participants Note: the coach may need to provide a lot of input when inexperienced participants set goals as they may not know the task demands or be able to assess their own skill level or po
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