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Outcome Goal

An outcome goal judges the performance of the individual against others and the end result

Performance Goal

A performance goal judges the performance of an athlete against his or her own standards, rather than a comparison with competitors


Specific, Measurable, Accepted, Realistic, Time Phased, Exciting, Recorded


The goal must be related to the performer and include precise aims


The goal must be able to be assessed and recorded to allow the performer to see his or her progress


The goal must be agreed between the performer and the coach


Any goal must be within the performers capabilities

Time Phased

Each goal must have a fixed deadline for evaluation


The goal must be viewed as a motivating challenge to gain intrinsic satisfaction


All goals must be recorded for evaluation

Long term goal

a target set for the distant future

Medium term goal

a target set for the medium term

Short term goal

a target set for the immediate future

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