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Fundamentals of Goal Setting in Sport

This solution explains the process of goal setting for an athlete or an athletic team. Different types of goals are described, and the guidelines of creating SMART goals are explained. Potential pitfalls of goal setting are also outlined.

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Goal setting is a theory of motivation that energizes athletes to become more productive and effective. It is important to recognize the different types of goals. Performance goals are about a particular aspect of performance. For example, a basketball player may set a performance goal of making all of her free throws in an upcoming game. Outcome goals are based on the outcome of an event. Typically, outcome goals are related to winning. For example, a basketball team might set an outcome goal of winning more than half of their season's games. Process goals are related to technical aspects of performing a skill. For example, the basketball player may set a ...

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This solution explains the process of goal setting for an athlete or an athletic team. Different types of goals are described, and the guidelines of creating SMART goals are explained. Potential pitfalls of goal setting are also outlined.

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