Short-term goal setting

Short-term goals can be for a training session about to take place, a training game next week or a tournament in a couple of weeks.

These goals tend to change or evolve on a regular basis and will reflect the immediate improvements in a performance. They should provide stepping stones that will help a performer achieve their long-term goal.

A badminton player about to hit the shuttlecock
A badminton player may set a short term goal of trying to beat their training partner next session

For example, a badminton player may set themselves short-term goals to:

  • complete 10 \times 2 \,min smash and movement drills in their next training session
  • beat their training partner by five points in each set next week
  • win the monthly club tournament