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Outcome Goals vs Process Goals

Outcome Goals vs Process Goals – Which is better? Generally speaking, your goals will fit into one of two categories; outcome goals, and process goals. Loosely defined, outcome goals are a result you’d like to achieve, and process goals as the processes you will need to repeatedly follow to achieve that result. For an athlete this might be represented by an outcome goal of making the team, and a process goal of competing your hardest every possession. But the question remains, which is better? Are you better off concentrating on outcome goals or process goals? The truth is, both […]

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Goal Setting for Success in Sports

Goal Setting for Success in Sports – What you need to know to get the jump on your competition What are your current goals for your sport? Where would you like to be in 6 months, 12 months, or 24 months’ time? Without clear goals athletes lack direction, and without direction it’s easy to become stale. Effective goal setting should tick three boxes. Firstly it will provide you with direction and keep you moving forward. Secondly, you’ll develop clarity on the immediate action steps you need to take to get you there. And thirdly, you’ll experience an abundance of […]

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Dreaming and Believing

Three years ago, my dreams of becoming a successful college basketball player were almost destroyed within a matter of seconds. As I saw one dream shatter before me, I desperately searched for another. The first question I had to ask myself was, “Would I ever play basketball again”? Since then I have gone through many disappointments, physical and mental instabilities and much pain. Though the road ahead looked bumpy, I can now reflect back on my faith that inspired me to continue toward my next goal. October 15, 2008, 4:00 p.m. is a date and time which is burned […]

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Four Goals to Enhance Your Performance

There are four different types of goals you should set for your performance. The first are your long-term or dream goals. These are the driving force behind playing a sport; every other goal supports this dream goal. What do you want to accomplish in the next two to three years? Write down your long-term goal or “dream goal” for your sport. A long-term goal is what you want to ultimately achieve in your sport. It may be something like, “Make my high school soccer team,” or “Play on Coach Bill’s traveling team in middle school.” Next, you should set […]

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Goal Setting for Athletes

Setting goals is critical to your success as athletes in both sports and life.  It’s important that you stay committed to evaluating and changing your goals when needed. You should create and monitor goals for practice and competitions or games. Younger athletes’ goals may simply be to have fun, make friends or learn to run faster. As you get older, your goals can be more specific and more focused on improving your performance. It’s important to remember that goals should not become expectations that weigh you down. In other words, it’s one thing to have a goal and work […]

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