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UK Coaching Research Team
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The Art of Goal Setting

Expert guidance on the power of psychology and how goal setting with your athletes can make a real difference

Sport psychologists are often seen as the people who appear when a team or player is having a problem. Yet psychological strategies, such as goal setting, have been shown to have a powerful effect on behaviour at all times.

Goal setting theory has its ultimate roots in the simplest type of introspection that can be performed by anyone. It assumes that having a goal will impact on your actions by:

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