A GOAL is a DREAM with a DEADLINE – Napolean Hill
Goal Setting is imperative to the success of a team. These are a few tips that were given in a live Dance Coach Academy Coaches Training Course that we wanted to share. Stay tuned we have a course announcement coming shortly!
DEADLINE: Do you prefer to break your season up into sections, or do you want to have a season long goal?
Breaking your season up into sections can allow for small victories, which can lead to your season being a BIG SUCCESS.
Have one, overarching, season long goal can allow for continuity through the season.
INVOLVEMENT: Who do you want to involve in the goal setting process?
When you involve your whole team, each individual member has ownership over the process. When athletes have ownership, they are more likely to follow through!
Kick off your goal setting process with some inspiration (team-dependent).
Make sure that your goals are S.M.A.R.T.
Practice active goal setting. You need to not only write the goal, but create the map to get you there!
This allows you to problem solve in advance – If you can PREDICT it, you can PREVENT it!
Lets you consider outside sources that may be beneficial in achieving your goals!
You can use this template to write your initial goals, or once your team has decided on their goals, you can fill these out together!
“Every team has the same goals. So it’s not your goals that will lead to your success but your commitment to the process, one game at a time, that will define your season.” Mike Smith, You Win in the Locker Room First
WHY IS THIS GOAL IMPORTANT?
WHAT OBSTACLES MIGHT WE ENCOUNTER?
WHAT STEPS WILL WE TAKE TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL?
WHO CAN HELP US ACHIEVE THIS GOAL?
WHEN DO WE WANT TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL?
HOW WILL WE KNOW WE HAVE ACHIEVED OUR GOAL?