Effective goal setting increases focus, motivation, direction, feelings of success, and self-confidence. A very common mistake is to set only outcome goals and to forget about process goals. Process goals give you specific here-and-now things to focus on, whereas outcome goals are just things we hope to accomplish.
The Coach and Athlete Relationship Because archery is such a technical sport, “drop-in” coaching sessions are rarely effective. In most cases, the coach’s reputation will suffice as coaching credentials; however, you might not accept at face value a coach’s success for this validation or trust. Coaches need to seek out as much archery knowledge by reading the literature on the development of archery skill and consulting with more experienced coaches and archers as they can.
If you have a goal (winning a particular tournament, shooting a personal best score, shooting a FITA round with all arrows scoring), your practice sessions should help you achieve it. Practice sessions, then, break down into three types--form practice, equipment setup and tuning, and tournament preparation. Your practice plan needs to include all of the elements of successful shooting--physical training, mental training, equipment preparation, and competition.
The race was very important because it was the selection race for the World Cross Country Championships. Being Welsh, he had no need to run the English National, because he would automatically be selected to run for Wales in the World Cross. Indeed, as a Welshman he would normally not even have been eligible to run in the English National; his national race was the Welsh Championships, which he won a record number of times, However, in 1981 the rules allowed him to join an English club, ...