Selecting a theme

Theming your Year

Part 2 – Selecting a theme

Jeff Mitchell

In this article I am going to explain how to select a theme for your year. To do this you must first take a step back, however, and work through identifying your goals. You will start with goals for the next several years and then you will drill down to write out a plan for your goals for the next twelve months. In this article I am going to explain how I go about planning goals for a year’s self-development and give some pointers on how you can then select a theme for the year. Continue Reading

Goal setting

Goal setting

Jeff Mitchell – Community Sport Advisor – Sport Auckland

The following is a pre-reading for a workshop I deliver on goal setting.

Goal setting is an effective tool to use in various areas of your life. You will often find that successful people are goal-driven. This is true whether they are in sport, business, music, the arts or any number of other areas. For this article we will focus on how goal setting applies to athletic performance. We will look at what goal setting is, how it helps athletes, the types of goals that you can set and how to do it effectively. Continue reading

Why give your year a theme?

Theming your Year

Part 1 – Why a theme?

Jeff Mitchell

I’m trying something new this year and I’d like to challenge my readers to do the same. This year I am having a central theme for the next 12 months of my self development. I will focus on integrating this theme into my life, going beyond just goal setting and making it a core component of how I live my life. In this article I will introduce the idea of theming a year and why you should set your own annual theme. In future articles in this series I will explain how to plan and implement your theme along with how to incorporate the theme into your overall self development. Continue Reading

Taking charge of your coach development – Part 4

Part 4 – Goal setting within session plans

Jeff Mitchell – Community Coach Advisor – Sport Auckland / GACU

This is the fourth article in a series of 13 on developing your coaching skills. For the full list of articles in the series see the articles page.

In Issue 3 of Taking charge of your coach development we discussed how to set goals as part of your Coach Development Plan. To achieve your goals you need to work at them consistently; setting coach development goals for each session you deliver is an effective way to do this. Continue reading

Taking charge of your coach development – Part 3

Part 3 – Goal setting

Jeff Mitchell – Community Coach Advisor – Sport Auckland / GACU

This is the third article in a series of 13 on developing your coaching skills. For the full list of articles in the series see the articles page.

In Issue 2 of Taking charge of your coach development we looked at how you can profile yourself as a coach. From this profile you identify areas that you wish to develop. Your Coach Development Plan then describes how you will develop these areas. In this third issue we will look at how goal setting fits into your Coach Development Plan and how to set effective goals. Continue reading