One ball per 10 players, Cones
One large sheet of flip chart paper for each participant (one sheet of A4 paper if flipchart paper is not available),
Drawing materials (crayons, pencils, markers, chalk),
Magazines (that can be cut up)
- Understand what a goal is
- Set personal goals
This session will focus on helping participants understand what a goal is and how to set personal goals in their own lives by imagining their future.
Instructions - Game
- Create a 20m x 20m field. Split the group up into two teams, one team attacks and the other team defends. There should be around 5 – 8 players per team. If there are more, create multiple groups and squares.
- The attacking team must try to complete 5 passes in a row without losing the ball to the defenders. The defenders must try to intercept the ball or cause an inaccurate pass.
- If the attackers lose the ball, or if the ball hits the ground, they become the defenders and the other team becomes the attackers.
- The player with the ball can only take 5 steps before passing the ball to a new player. The rest of the players are free to run around the field wherever they want.
Instructions - Classroom
- Ask the participants: Do you know what a vision board is? Explain that a vision board is a tool that we can use to help us better understand, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal or multiple goals. It is a display of images that represent what we want to do, be or have in our lives as we grow older.
- Hand out drawing materials, magazines (if you have them) and one large sheet of paper to each person.
- Explain that each person will create her own vision board. Each person must divide up the paper into three parts. The first section should be how she sees herself in 5 years. The second section should be how she sees herself in 10 years and the last section should be how she sees herself in 20 years.
- Remind everyone to be creative and really think about what they want to do, who they want to be and what they want to accomplish.
- Give everyone 25 min to create a vision board and another 10 min to share it with the whole group or in smaller groups if there is limited time.
- Encourage participants to take their vision boards home and place them somewhere where they can see them everyday to remind them of their goals in life.
Discussion - Game
- What did the attacking team have to accomplish during the game?
- Their goal was to complete five passes in a row without losing or dropping the ball.
- What is a goal?
- A goal is something we have to or want to accomplish or achieve in the future.
- Why do we make goals?
- What types of goals can we have when playing sports?
- To win the game.
- To make more accurate passes.
- To run for 10 minutes without stopping.
- What are types of goals we can make in our lives?
- Succeed in my next exam.
- Finish school, find a job after school.
- Support my family.
- Start my own business.
- Be an athlete.
- Are there sometimes obstacles to reaching our goals?
- What are some examples of obstacles? Do obstacles differ for boys and for girls?
- Other people who might try to stop us.
- Lack of time, money or resources.
- Loss of interest.
- Sometimes my family doesn’t support me in my goal because my goals aren’t important or as important as other family members’ goals.
- What should we do when we encounter an obstacle? Should we give up?
- No, we should not give up but try to find other solutions and move forward. Giving up is the easy way out.
- There are always people who might help us with advice or support, so we should not be afraid to ask for help in achieving our goals, not everyone can help us but it doesn’t hurt to ask.
- Sometimes we make goals but they are hard to reach because they are too big or not realistic. How can we make sure we are on track to reach our goals?
- Fill in the sentence:
I want to_________________________, by ___________________, so I will ___________________________ to meet my goal.