Discover the keys to setting and achieving your goals.

Whether you are a coach or an athlete, effective goal setting is critically important. But, goal setting isn’t as easy as it sometimes seems. Countless athletes set ineffective goals, don’t have an realistic action plan, or abandon their goals altogether. This program provides coaches and athletes the tools necessary for goal-setting success including detailed discussions around pitfalls, commitment, planning, and evaluating. 

Get Your Goals: Effective Goal Setting Strategies for Athletes is an online Mental Skills Training program featuring five lessons, each containing an essential component for creating an effective goal-setting program. The program includes instructional videos and goal-setting worksheets, walk you step by step through the process from setting your goal to celebrating your accomplishment.

This course is for you if you’ve ever:

  • Let your fears and doubts hold you back from going after a goal

  • Started out strong on your goal path and then lost your confidence, focus, and motivation along the way

  • Hit a setback, got frustrated, and abandoned your goal altogether

  • Struggled with how to help the athletes you coach accomplish their goals

What you will learn

  • Create attainable goals

    Learn how to set goals that are within reach and align with your abilities.

  • Avoid common pitfalls

    Learn how to sidestep issues that often arise when pursuing goals.

  • Create action plans

    Create plans that have clear direction and ultimately get you where you want to go.

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Find the complete list of CEUs for all courses here.

  • USA Cycling

    2 CEUs

Achieve your next goal

Learn how to effectively set and reach your goals

Meet your instructor

Carrie Cheadle

Mental Skills Expert

Carrie Cheadle lives in Petaluma, just north of San Francisco, California and has been working on the performance of teams, organizations, and individual athletes and exercisers since 2002. She is a Certified Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance.She has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, and HuffingtonPost. She is a sought-after speaker and has spoken and consulted with many collegiate teams, cycling teams, and triathlon teams, as well as corporate organizations including CamelBak. She's also been featured in the TrainingPeaks blog and webinar series is an expert in Mental Skills Training.Carrie has worked with athletes of all ages and at every level, from recreational athletes to elite and professional athletes competing at national and international levels. Carrie also specializes in working with athletes and exercisers with Type I Diabetes and she's the director of the Mental Skills Training Program for Diabetes Training Camp.She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Sonoma State University and her Master of Arts degree in sport psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Carrie has taught both undergraduate and graduate levels for psychology classes and is currently adjunct faculty for John F. Kennedy University.Carrie is engaging, energetic, and fun. She has a great sense of humor and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with her clients. Carrie has her own personal commitment to lifelong fitness and when she isn't working you might find her hiking a trail, playing guitar, or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Why set goals?

    • Why set goals?

    • Brain Storm Exercise

  • 2


    • Pitfalls

    • Goal setting pitfalls

  • 3

    Goal Commitment

    • Goal Comittment

    • Goal Commitment Quiz

  • 4

    Goal Action Plan

    • Goal Action Plan

    • Goal Action Plan Worksheet

    • Goal Support Worksheet

    • Potential Obstacles Worksheet

    • Goal Action Plan Quiz

  • 5

    Adjusting and Evaluating Goals

    • Adjusting and Evaluating Goals

    • Goal Evaluation

    • Evaluating and Adjusting Goals Quiz