Goals are powerful motivating tools, providing athletes and teams with direction, focus, a reason to commit and a means to evaluate their performance. Goals allow athletes and teams to deal with adversity, adapt and persevere, to continue to be motivated even when events do not turn out as planned. Unfortunately, the mental side of sports is often overlooked by coaches and athletes alike.
Goal setting, when done properly helps athletes and teams tap their potential to its fullest. Properly established and utilized goals not only motivate, but provide athletes and teams with a constant source of direction and feedback, allowing for a constant, steady improvement and the best opportunity for achieving at a high level.
Goal Setting for Sport: Learning the Ins and Outs of Using Goals to Improve Athletic Performance is a course designed to make the goal setting process as simple as possible as well as providing understanding and insight into how and why the goal setting process works.
Lessons contain a narrated video, action steps and thought questions, all designed to guide a coach or athletes through the process of successfully establishing meaningful goals that will lead to athletic success.
A short summary of common types of goals that athletes and coaches may use in the goal setting process.
This lesson examines the ways goals influence the actions and motivation of athletes.
Lesson Five examines the steps necessary to create effective goals.
Lesson Eight examines guidelines for writing effective goals.
This lesson covers best practices for athletes to use in the goal setting process.
This lesson covers best practices for coaches to use in guiding their athletes and teams in the goal setting process.
Individual and team goals can be a source of conflict. With careful guidance and considerable thought, goals can be established that meet the needs of both and create a positive environment that will lead to more success, both for the individual athletes and the team.
A 29 year veteran of the coaching profession, with twenty-two of those years spent as a varsity head coach, Coach Kevin Sivils amassed 479 wins and his teams earned berths in the state play-offs 19 out of 22 seasons with his teams advancing to the state semi-finals three times.
An eight time Coach of the Year Award winner, Coach Sivils has traveled as far as the Central African Republic to conduct coaching clinics.Coach Sivils first coaching stint was as an assistant coach for his college alma mater, Greenville College, located in Greenville, Illinois.
Coach Sivils also holds a M.S. in Sport Psychology from Louisiana State University and is the author of over 20 books in topics related to coaching.