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I have set targets for a 16 year old footballer who wants to play professional football when he is older. He is currently the 5 highest scorer in the league and wants to be the top. In his first session with me he scored 4/10 for accurate passing

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Specific-is the exercise meant for the individuals sport. Measurable-how are you going to find out if it works. Achievable-is it realistically challenging. Realistic-can it be done. Timed-how long is it going to last for. This is the basic principles of smart. When a performer sits down with his coach he should take into consideration of these points in order for the athlete to improve. I have set targets for a 16 year old footballer who wants to play professional football when he is older. He is currently the 5 highest scorer in the league and wants to be the top. In his first session with me he scored 4/10 for accurate passing 6/10 for heading towards goal 6/10 for 1st time shooting 7/10 for fitness 5/10 for reaction time In order to improve this I have sat down with the boy and set him some targets using SMART. ...read more.

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Realistic Yes, the target is realistic. Time The athlete has been given 10 weeks to complete his targets 1st time shooting SMART Target 1 Specific This is the level he is currently at 6/10. We are working toward gaining 9/10 ,by the end of ten weeks Measurable At the end of every week the athlete will be tested in a shooting drill to see if it is working and improvement is visible Achievable Yes, this target is achievable. Realistic Yes, the target is realistic. Time The athlete has been given 10 weeks to complete his targets Fitness SMART Target 1 Specific This is the level he is currently at 7/10. We are working toward gaining 9/10 ,by the end of ten weeks Measurable At the end of every week the athlete will be tested in a fitness drill to see if it is working and improvement is visible Achievable Yes, this target is achievable. ...read more.

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arrow=Footballer's movement White line=Balls path In this exercise the coach will feed the ball to one side of the cone the footballer is required to take a touch and return the ball to the feet of the coach and repeat until end of the session. During the session I will encourage the person when he makes a good pass and stop and ask him what he id wrong if it was a bad pass this way his self analysis of him self will help him understand what he did wrong instead of me telling him what he did wrong. I feel these methods will allow me to analyse his performance well. The results of the exercise should be recorded every time the session is done in the correct format e.g. table. Feedback from the player should be encouraged and the session should be altered if the participant is not happy in what he does. Jonathan Taylor Sandro Sandri Btech national diploma Reflective practitioner Task 2 ...read more.

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