Enhancing Performance: Preparation/Motivation- A4

Critical Thinking Essay I

Your writing should illustrate knowledge of the concepts through an original personal and/or professional integration of the assigned text material. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins and in APA format. It must be written and proof read at the graduate level. Each answer should be numbered and be 1-2 pages long. This tells you about how much content to include and is not meant as a word count. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format. 1. The term Motivation is constantly used in Sports. “Let’s get Motivated.”, “Motivation wins.” And even “Motivational climate.” What is meant by the term “motivation”? Discuss self motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, maximizing motivation, and motivational strategies. 2. There are many different coaching styles. Some coaches use authoritative and try to control everything about the athlete. Sometimes this causes the athlete to lose all self-determination. Discuss this coaching style, current research about it, and if you agree or disagree with it. Use personal examples to support your answer. 3. As a coach, how might you employ five different types of imagery (control emotional responses, acquire and practice sport skills, acquire and practice strategy, cope with pain and injury, solve problems) for different situations to enhance the performance, affect, and thoughts of your athlete? 4. Explain the self-determination theory (SDT).  Do you agree with this theory? Give recent research and personal examples to support your answer.


Roberts, G. & Treasure, D.   (2012).   Advances in motivation in sport and exercise.   (3rd).   Champaign, IL   Human Kinetics.     978-0736090810