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Goal setting June 18, 2013

Posted by USPTA in Tips.

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Description: In this video interview, USPTA Master Professionals Jim Loehr, David Porter and Jim Parker discuss the importance of goal setting and how it can influence a player’s path to success.


Goal setting is one’s ability to determine tasks and outcomes that must be accomplished and understand the steps necessary to reach those goals. Setting goals gives a player a sense of direction and achievement. To begin setting goals, a player must ask himself: Where am I now? Where do I want to be? What must I do to get there? As sports psychologist Jim Loehr, Ed.D. says, “The more clarity you have in what you want, the greater the chances you’re going to get there.”

Help your players set goals that are realistic yet challenging.

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[…] Set Goals and Write Your Goals Down: After you do this, make a copy for your mirror in the morning and make a copy for your coach or team captain, so you have someone in authority who is aware of the standard you wish to reach. Not telling anyone about your goal is going to insure that you have a greater likelihood of not reaching it. Accountability is key. […]

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