Sport Psychology (PSY407)
Assignment No. 01
Due Date: 29.05.2015 Marks: 15
After completion of the assignment students will beable to:
• Apply their basic knowledge in practical field of sports
• Design different strategies for the betterment of cricket or any other sports
11th Cricket world cup was jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia. In this world cup, Pakistan
could only reach to the quarter finals and was beaten by Australia. It was a defeat no one was
expecting as Pakistan was in good position after its consecutive wins.
This phenomenon led to great disappointment and many arguments for the failure of team were put
forward by different people. Among these postulations, one strong reason given by different expert
coaches was the lack of synchronization in team andineffective goal setting.
Researches prove that goal setting improves performance by directing attention, increasing effort and
persistence, and motivating athletes to learn new strategies. Different principles for setting effective
goals have been touched upon in your course.
In this regard, you are required to design any fivepractical goals based upon these principles, which
may help Pakistani team in winning upcoming T-20 world cup.
• First read about the game and get a fair idea that what kind of goals can be designed.
• Explain each principal in detail before presenting goal related to it.
• Design practical and implementable goals.
• Be specific with reference to the weaknesses of Pakistani cricket team
• Innovation will be appreciable but do not present illogical stuff
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