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How to set great goals in order to succeed on and off the soccer field

Published on October 15, 2018

I’m sure you’ve heard of the term SMART goal.. or some variation of that.

We use this acronym to give our goals a criteria in order to be great goals..

Here is my version of the SMART goal….

 

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A-Action oriented

R-Realistic

T-Timely (time bound)

 

Let’s dive a bit deeper into each of these components so it’s crystal clear for your daughter when it comes time to great set goals!

 

Specific: Clearly state EXACTLY what you want to achieve…

Example:

I want to score more goals (non-specific)

Vs

I want to score 5 goals this season (specific)

 

Measurable:  be able to track and measure if you reached your goal or not.

Example:

I want to drink more water

Vs.

I want to drink 64 oz of water every day

 

Action-oriented: Each goal needs to be action oriented.. meaning you must TAKE ACTION in order for that goal to be achieved.

Example:

I want to get better at juggling

Vs.

I will practice juggling everyday for 10 minutes

 

Realistic: Push yourself and think big about your goals, but keep it realistic!

Example:

I am going to stop eating all sweets and sugars

Vs

I am going to limit dessert to three times per week

 

Timely: Set a time limit for reaching your goals

Example:

I want to get 50 juggles

Vs.

I want to get 50 juggles by December 1st.

 

Follow these steps when setting goals in order for these goals to move you forward and help you improve on and off the field!

Once you have written down your SMART goals, place them somewhere where you will see them every day! Remember that a goal without action will get you nowhere. You must see your goals and take action on them everyday!

 

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