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About the Goals Sport

The Goals Sport was invented to provide a new sport that gives life to the concept of goals which is the end state that is desired to be achieved in most if not all sport. It is thus a goal-oriented sport. The sport has its roots in the Goals Model propounded by Dr Bonnyface Opia which espouses the link between goals to be achieved, the obstacles constraining the goals and the resources required.

 

The sport combines the philosophies of football, golf, baseball and cricket to produce a composite sport that is performed not simply to put the ball into the net as it is with the game of football, but to put the ball into the net in a way that it leads to the accomplishment of specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible goals.

 

The sport was conceived as a sport that will go beyond serving as a tool for entertainment to address specific goals and can be adapted to promote a wide range of goals including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG’s).

 

Features

  • The method of play requires that set goals are attained
  • The sport can be performed by humans on natural or artificial turf and animated
  • Players reach a goal by getting the ball to the embodiment residual in the “goal area”
  • The sport is played to achieve specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible goals
  • Players additionally achieve a goal by putting the ball pass the goal keeper into the goal post
  • Players know the goal to be reached or attained such as the Sustainable Development Goal’s.
  • It can be performed by individual player or by two teams focused on achieving a set of goals.
  • The sport can also be played in electronic format wherein it is animated and incorporated in apps

Philosophy underlying the Goals Sport

  1. Goals are end states that entities seek to attain
  2. Obstacles constrain the attainment of set goals
  3. Opposing players present obstacles to goals
  4. Players in 2:4:4:2 formation are like mountains
  5. Crossing the red line is a commitment towards attaining the goal

 

Implications of the Goals Model for Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Goals Model has immense utility for deepening our understanding of goals by providing:

  1. A framework for driving research to identify, clarify and propose new goals
  2. A pedagogy for training individuals and imbuing them with a goal achievement orientation
  3. A framework for operationalizing the novel Goals Sport for entertainment and learning
  4. A tool for planning and decision making with boundaries that serves as for thresh holds
  5. A framework for measuring progress and impact assessment in several areas of endeavour

 

Ramifications of the Goals Sport for the SDG’s

  1. Operationalization of goals
    • The use of goal reaching, and achievement unlike goal scoring, enables the use of the sport in promoting any type of goal such as the UN SDG’s for assessing impact and progress
    • When goals are stated in SMART terms, players are motivated to reach the goal especially one that is endearing, for which the player will be excited to fund its accomplishment.
      1. This component of the Goals Sport impacts on all the UN SDG’s
  1. Education and Learning
    • As the goal to be reached, attained or achieved is visibly embodied in the goal area, it promotes learning of various subjects including the SDG’s
    • We present the obstacles towards goals in the shape of a mathematical concept called the Normal Distribution, which will enhance pedagogies for teaching statistics and mathematics.
      1. This component impacts directly on SDG Goal 4 in particular and other goals in general
  1. Peace and harmony via the Red line
    • Given the features of the sport that relates to the conflicts, we are hopeful that the sport will contribute greatly to efforts aimed at resolving conflicts around the world.
      1. This component directly affects SDG Goal 16 of the SDG’s

 

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