Goal Setting for 2021

By Tyler Tompson – 


2021 has begun and I am sure we are all ready to put some parts of 2020 behind us! The beginning of a new year brings a sense of a “fresh start” to many people, including myself. Ever since my first year in college, I would start out January 1st with several goals in mind: like wanting to get stronger, throw harder, eat healthier, and the list goes on. Honestly, I am willing to bet many of you can relate to reading goals like those.


With all of those goals set, followed four to eight weeks of consistency and actual improvements in many of those areas. Then, you miss one workout, have that one “cheat” meal, tell yourself, “oh, I’ve been working hard, I can lay off the gas this one weekend”, etc., and then you start to steer off of the path and now… your goals for the year are put on hold.


This is extremely common, but why? What is the commonality amongst those that face the setback on their goals? …


…Having a PLAN! A specific and measurable plan written down and logged on a daily basis.


At the Texas Baseball Ranch®, we take a tremendous amount of pride in having a hyper-personalized plan for everyone that comes to TBR for a camp/summer program session or is an active member in our Durathro program. These include an in-depth analysis of the throwing delivery, our BRAT (flexibility, mobility, stability—FMS) assessment, strength assessment, and several others. Then, with the information we gather from each assessment, a plan is put in place for each athlete for when they leave.

The same thing needs to be done when we are setting our personal goals for 2021. Take the time to sit down and do a personal audit and analyze the areas of your life that you would like to see improve. Below are a few areas to take a look at when setting goals:

  • Family 
  • Friends/Social
  • Fitness
  • Financial
  • Career

After looking at one or multiple areas, it is important for each goal to be:

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. YOURS!
  4. Written down!!


Remember, consistency is key! The biggest thing for me was steering off of the path and not being disciplined enough to start back where I left off. Will there be days when you take a break, attend special events, go on vacation, travel, etc.? Yes, more than likely. And that is OKAY! Self-discipline paired with small “wins” or achievements each day will put you in a strong position to reach that end goal.


Here’s to 2021!

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Important TBR Updates


  • Our last “Elite Pitchers Bootcamp” until the summer is January 16-18 (MLK weekend).  This is a great opportunity to get an edge on your competition going into the 2021 season.  Only one spot remains.  For more information or to register go to www.TexasBaseballRanch.com/events.




  • The presentations from our Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp are now available for purchase and online access.  There are 17 total presentations covering all aspects of pitcher development.  Details can be found at www.CoachesBootcamp.com.  


  • Athletes continue to be excited our “Ranch Remote” training. It’s a program for people that would still like to get access to, and ongoing instruction from, the TBR staff but prefer to avoid travel due to the virus or other limitations. Click here to get more information on this NEW, hyper-personalized training option. Space is limited in this program and we only have a few spots open currently so if you’re interested, don’t delay.


Please call (936) 588-6762 or email us: info@texasbaseballranch.com
for more details or to sign up for any of these options.  

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