Pre-season is a perfect time where players and coaches get to know each other, personally and as a unit. While this process plays out, it is also where a coach sets goals and lays out the plans for achieving those goals. This can be an especially trying time because some goals can be difficult to achieve because you want to set your goals so that you have to work to achieve them, but you don’t want to set the goals so high that you end up failing before you even get out of the gate.
There are quite a few varieties of goals and expectations that a coach can set when he is mapping out his season during pre-season. One of the most common is record based goals. Improving past your previous seasons win totals, or even simply advancing to the playoffs. These types of goals when set properly can motivate a team to do better, but if the goals are set too high, they can smother a team and cause absolute failure. Coaches during pre-season will be able to get a feel for their team, and as such will be able to figure out the capability of the team, and the best ways to inspire it.
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