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Old 01-05-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by webbeing View Post
Is using the method of "if you achieve X in Y months then you get Z reward" the wrong way to motivate him, or at the very least it will not work. Since by this age, if he doesn't have enough intrinsic/internal motivation to put in 100% on/off the court, then basically "this is" the most that he can be in tennis?
A sports psych would argue that extrinsic motivation is the least effective and could even be counterintuitive, I would counter that in the sense that I work with a player who requires a great deal of extrinsic motivation in order to train at the required level - but that player won a silver medal at the Paralympic Games, so it can be an effective form of motivation if used correctly and sparingly.
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