Athlete New Year's Goals

Every new year brings many new opportunities. This is especially true for athletes. As student-athletes start school back up this week, now is one of the best times to set goals to help you achieve your aspirations for the year. 

At Warren Academy, we offer a variety of athlete training programs that focus on improving strength, speed and skills needed to compete at a high level. We understand the benefits that setting goals can have for athletes, and we are here to help provide some tips!

What setting goals can help accomplish

Athlete goals can be viewed in a few different ways, depending on the specific sport and who the athlete is. However, no matter what goals are set or which sport is played, setting goals can help athletes optimize their performance. Goal-setting can help athletes focus on the important things and give them a sense of control and positivity. Ultimately, setting goals allows athletes to improve their performance during games and training sessions, maintain high motivation and reach their full potential. 

Tips on setting goals

When it comes to setting goals for yourself, it’s truly up to the individual and what they are wanting to achieve. However, while setting goals, there are certain things to keep in mind. There are many different types of goals an athlete can set. Below we go over some tips on how to set quality goals. 

Long-term goals

Long-term goals are stretched over a longer period of time, usually over an entire season or offseason. Long-term goals are usually more difficult to accomplish, as athletes have to work every day to accomplish them. But long-term personal goals are great for athletes to stay focused throughout an entire season or offseason. 

Short-term goals

Short-term goals can be completed during a short period of time and are usually less difficult to accomplish. Short-term goals often only last for a month, week or even just a single game. However, short-term goals are essential in helping athletes establish a foundation to build upon. They provide a short-term vision of what the athlete wants to achieve and ultimately helps them work harder for their long-term goals. 

Set attainable goals

Lastly, no matter the goals you set, it’s essential that you are able to attain them. Be realistic with yourself. This doesn’t mean you should cut yourself short, as these goals should push you to work harder. However, it’s important that you set goals with a purpose and in a way in which they are realistically achievable through hard work. 

As we progress through this year, are you ready to take advantage of every opportunity thrown your way? By setting goals, you are able to hold yourself accountable to work hard for what you want and excel once an opportunity comes up. Keep these tips in mind when setting goals for yourself this year!

At Warren Academy, our athlete training programs focus on helping young athletes unlock their full potential. If you are wanting to learn more about any of our athlete training programs, visit our website today!