S.M.A.R.T. goals

In order for goal setting to benefit training the goals set should be S.M.A.R.T.

SMART - Specific (arrow in target), Measureable (graph), Achievable (holding trophy), Recorded (clipboard with pencil), Time (calendar with date circled)

  • SSpecific to the actual weakness and the conditions under which it is used in performance
  • MMeasurable in that a starting point or level is established which can be compared to finishing level
  • AAchievable for the performer, ie the target is not too easy or too difficult
  • RRecorded in a format that will allow for accurate performance development monitoring
  • TTime set in order for training to be completed

The approaches chosen to impact on the development needs identified would depend on the factor, the feature and the activity.

Goals can be broken down into short-term and long-term.