Richmond Hill NRL Alumni Kristin Johnston - Giving Time and Knowledge to our RH U19AA and NRL Teams (written by Karen Beam), News, U19AA, Provincial (Richmond Hill Ringette)

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Richmond Hill NRL Alumni Kristin Johnston - Giving Time and Knowledge to our RH U19AA and NRL Teams (written by Karen Beam)
Submitted By Loren Thorburn on Monday, September 30, 2019
Kristin Johnston instructed a Goal Setting Strategy meeting on September 24th, 2019 with our RH U19AA and RH NRL teams.  Kristin played 10+ years of NRL level ringette and recently graduated with a Master's degree in Human Kinetics with a Specialization in Intervention of Sport.  She taught the girls the value of goal setting and the impact to increase motivation, achieve results and boost self confidence.

Kristin discussed the difference between Performance goals (achievement of individual performance) vs. Outcome goals (achievement of the outcome of performance) and Process goals (short term goals that are stepping stones towards the larger goals).  The girls took time to create 3 goals and design a strategy to follow the SMARTER strategy for results.


SMARTER Goal Setting Strategy:
S. Specific: clear, exactly what you expect and why
M. Measurable: criteria for your progress
A. Attainable: goals that are within reach
R. Realistic: push your capabilities but in a manageable way
T. Time Oriented: your goals should have a deadline, mini progress points
E. Elastic: adaptable to your progress
R. Relevant to you!

The U19AA Team Created Richmond Hill Lightning '19-'20 Team Expectations Agreement

  • Listening and respecting the coaches and their decisions +++
  • Never give up on our team +++
  • Always give 100% or 110% with all dryland, practices and games +++
  • Healthy habits (healthy foods, hydration and fitness) +++
  • Take all ice time, punctuality (practices and games) seriously +++
  • DON'T argue about playing time - coaches' decision +++
  • Use the valuable time on the ice to improve ++
  • Equal treatment of others ++
  • Lots of communication through the season +
  • Hype each other up! Positive attitude +
  • Prioritize ringette - commitment +
  • Full accountability when someone is late or absent +
  • Work and play as a team - not as an individual +
  • Dedicate each other to our goals
  • Be inclusive and welcoming to all teammates
  • Must be prepared - shoes, water, equipment
  • To be fair on the ice - safe plays, smart plays
  • To abide by the Code of Conduct
  • Work on correct technique to improve shot
  • Time management - ability of every player to balance ringette/school/personal life
  • Give both positive and constructive feedback
  • Everyone is supportive on the bench, to do our best and encourage others to do the same.  To grow and improve as a team
  • Always cover a player/focus on the task
  • Be nice to one another,we all want the same thing
  • Be open to criticism and give good feedback
  • Have fun!


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