Setting goals, whether they are short-term, long-term, individual or team-based, is the foundation in which athletes set out to improve their performance through a focused approach. Whether your goal is to earn a roster spot on the team, win the state championship, or make it to the pros, STACK is your ultimate resource for the tools and strategies to help you achieve your objective.

Latest in Goals

Get Tough on Your Goals to Get Fit

Meeting a challenging goal is a great feeling. But not every goal has a happy ending—and goals concerning getting fit are especially difficult to ...

By: Chris Stankovich

4 Obstacles to Better Goal Setting

To get to that next level of performance, you need to set goals that you can realistically achieve. Steer clear of these four common goal-setting ob...

By: Miguel Aragoncillo

Make Goals, Not Deals

We all know athletes who can just show up and perform well. A runner/cyclist friend of mine is one of them. He's skilled enough to compete in basi...

By: Dr. Rob Bell

Teach Your Athletes How to Set Goals

Most high school athletes don't know what they want to do after graduation. To help my athletes develop a plan, I often have them write down short-,...

By: Skyword

Spring-Cleaning For Your Off-Season Goals

Remember the end of last season? You probably set several goals for yourself for next year—things guaranteed to improve your performance, like "...

By: Sima Cohen

Latest Videos in Goals

Dwight Howard on Setting Goals, Training and Making It to the NBA

NBA superstar Dwight Howard takes a break from his adidas shoot to share his story—the goals he set as a kid, the importance of hitting the weight room and the motivation that continues to drive him.

All Eyes On U.S.: Hope Solo's World Cup Comeback

Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the 2011 U.S. Women's Soccer Team, discusses her emotional comeback from shoulder surgery as well as her goal of gaining back her starting spot and being the best goalkeeper in the 2011 FIFA World Cup.

All Eyes on U.S.: Abby Wambach's World Cup Preparation and Goals

Abby Wambach, a star player for the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, discusses being an idol for young soccer players, as well as her preparation and goals for the FIFA World Cup.

Josh Cribbs' Special Teams Success

Cleveland Browns All-Pro return man Josh Cribbs reflects on his emergence as a special teams superstar and shares his top-secret tips for returning kicks and punts.

How RSL Defender Nat Borchers Gears Up for Game Day

Defender Nat Borchers, Real Salt Lake's Most Valuable Player in 2009, provides an exclusive look into his game day routine.