Team building is commonly used to identify team goals and a team mission. In Chapter 3, I identified the characteristics of effective goals. Clearly stated, specific, and difficult goals (if there is acceptance/commitment and understanding), will result in higher performance than will ambiguous, nonspecific, easily attainable goals, or no goals at all. This holds true at the individual, group, and organizational level. Strategic goal setting involves both outcome and process goals. A critical component of the goal-setting process is the strategic planning reflected by process goals. In strategic goal setting, we drill down the process goals to identify specific individual responsibilities and how they combine to accomplish outcome goals for team. That is, the coaches and players discuss specific roles, responsibilities, and levels of performance required by individual athletes and the team for the team to reach their overarching goals for the season. In addition, it is essential to gain commitment from individual athletes to take responsibility for roles and the level of performance required to accomplish the team goals.