Setting goals is one of the skills athletes should learn. Luckily, this is a skill which will be very useful in the others parts of your life as you get older. All of you should think of your goals for the upcoming season. These can be broken down into the areas of competitions, training, technique, and health and nutrition. The goals should be specific and achievable. Below are guidelines for setting goals and a form you can fill out. Please write your goals down on the form and discuss them with one of the coaches. Remember to include the races you plan to attend.
What is a goal? A goal is a measurable statement with a specific subject and a deadline. It is a milestone in the creation of your ideal life. It inspires you to do the work every day.
Your goals should mostly be task based and should be completely within your control. Some results based goals are okay but keep in mind they are not completely in your control. Set task based goals that will allow you to achieve your results based goals.
Writing down your goals initiates the process of committing yourself to them. Post them in a place where you will see them often. You should be proud of your goals; post them on Facebook?
Revise your goals regularly. If you have achieved a goal, set a new, more challenging one. If you have not reached one, decide if you should set a new deadline or reconsider the goal.
Goals Template PDF
Goals Template WORD Doc.
Goals – Training Year:
Date last updated: Name:
Short Term Competitive Goals: (include races you plan to attend)
Health and Nutrition Goals:
Long Term Skiing Goals:
- Training log