1. Brainstorm your athletic career. Is there an award, record, or personal best you want to achieve? Is there a championship, game, or tournament your team wants to win?
2. Decide on a goal, then write it down. Be specific. For example, if you’re a runner and you want to run faster, write: “This year, I’ll run a sub seven minute mile”.
3. Break the goal into small achievable steps. For example, if you’re a softball player and you want to average .350 or better during your high school season, write down all the things you can do to achieve this goal – attend a hitting camp, work with your coach, learn some drills, begin a workout routine, go to the batting cages, etc.
4. List your steps using a calendar and stick to it. But, don’t be hard on yourself. Everyone deals with setbacks from time to time. Strategize how you’re going to deal with bumps along the way. And most importantly, stay positive.
5. Get to work and good luck!
This just might be your best sporty year ever.