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25-03-2003, 12:40 AM
Hello all you coaches out there. I am just embarking on my club coaches course and am stuck on a question in my log book. I don't really understand what a psychological goal is. Is it a goal that a participant might set themselves generally or is it a goal about their psychology? And REALLY struggling with the whole idea of a long term psychological goal. Please help??? :confused:
I think it is a goal a person sets for themselves i.e winning at nationals. This may be intrinsic (i.e personal satisfaction) or extrinsic (i.e medals)
25-03-2003, 10:42 AM
Goals are objectives or aims of actions. (The why's and what fors). It is therefore wise to assume that all goals with a given aim are Psychological Goals.
Whether they are aimed at technical improvement through skill mastery, winning, going faster, getting up earlier, eating more/less/better etc all these goals impact on the psychology of approach to the task.
Hope that was some help. See you on the 28th.
25-03-2003, 04:36 PM
Yup - thanks! I think I was reading too much into it.
26-03-2003, 09:10 AM
hehe g'luQ on your course!! :D
26-03-2003, 01:42 PM
30-04-2003, 04:31 PM
Just read this. I would think that a psychological goal could be one of the following: Improve my self-confidence/self-belief; deal with anxiety in a competition situation; improve my focus/concentration while racing; develop and improve my race plan etc.
Hope this gives you food for thought
30-04-2003, 05:57 PM
I agree Graham and thanks, I just found it very difficult to then separate those goals out into short, medium and long term steps.
I have managed to complete that section of my log book now, hand it in and get it back marked and ok so am not so worried about that bet anymore - only one more weekend to go and the post course work. Yippee!
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