Pretend like I’m posting this at the beginning of January like I meant to, before swanning off on holiday with it not quite finished… (ooops!)
You ain’t no chump, so you’ve probably heard of setting S.M.A.R.T goals (i.e. ones that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound, or a variation on that), but there’s another goal setting tool commonly used in personal coaching that I think could be really handy for progress planning in roller derby. This tool is called the GROW model, another acronym which stands for:
G – goal
R – (current) reality
O – obstacles and options
W – way forward
This tool is generally used by coaches during the early stages of a coaching relationship to help the coachee identify their goals and to brainstorm a plan for achieving those goals, but it’s also a useful model to use on your own without the help of a coach.