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The Application of Systematic Goal Setting for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

by Andrew D. Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D
NSCA Coach April 2016
Vol 3, Issue 2

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Research on the benefits of using goals to increase athletic performance has shown that performance generally increases for athletes that use goals consistently. Learn how to move beyond generalities and see how a systematic goal setting approach can be paired with training athletes.

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It is a strength and conditioning coach's responsibility to help the athletes and sport coaches they work with achieve their goals. One important consideration for achieving this is to implement a systematic goal setting approach to improve goal effectiveness. A strength and conditioning coach can use goals as a way to foster confidence and continually strive to improve performance in a safe and effective way.

This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach Â»

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Andy Gillham is the Performance Psychology Specialist at Sanford Sports Science Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. Previously he owned his consulting pra ...

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