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Importance and process to individual goal setting

June 7, 2016

^^^ Daniel Carlin, pictured above dunking at the first ever U17 World Championships, was a goal setter, achieving so much, and a great man to work with.  

 

Background

 

In December 2009 I was appointed Director of Coaching at Central Districts Lions.  At the time it would be fair to say the club was ailing on and off the floor.  Virtually defunct, with roughly 25 girls and 60 boys playing in the club.  There were 2 boys teams and 1 girls team in div 1 and those teams were struggling.  Fortunately a great new Executive of switched on people were coming on board at that time too with a vision to the club into a powerhouse, we shared that vision.

 

Throughout the state those in basketball said there was no way Centrals could ever emerge from the doldrums, cultures were embedded and the cycle of losing would continue as talent at the club would continue to leak out to other clubs in order to play in competitive teams.  We needed to something different.  We came up with what we called "The Goal Setting and Evaluation Cycle".

 

Due to some great coaches and administrators, and this process, 3 years later the club had U14 boys AND girls teams making the National Championships, the club more than doubled in size and there were div 1 and 2 teams in just about every age group, competing strongly in many, esp