THE EFFECTS OF GOAL SETTING ON RUGBY PERFORMANCE

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Department of Sports Science, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom (e-mail: s.d. mellalieu@swan.ac.uk).

Abstract

Goal-setting effects on selected performance behaviors of 5 collegiate rugby players were assessed over an entire competitive season using self-generated targets and goal-attainment scaling. Results suggest that goal setting was effective for enhancing task-specific on-field behavior in rugby union.

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