Social Media and Athletes: damned if you do, damned if you don’t? Whether we like it or not, social media is here to stay. The athletes of today are dealing with a very different world to those of twenty years ago. The pressure to put their best foot forward on social media for the “benefit” … Continue reading Social Media V’s Athletes
Helping athletes play the long game For the average person, life’s game plan seems relatively mapped out. Go to school, earn your education, get a job, build a career until you’re 65 and retire to watch your family do the same thing. But the life of an elite athlete couldn’t be further from this model. Everything … Continue reading Feature: Education – playing the long game
Inaugural Crossing the Line Summit hits the mark The inaugural Crossing the Line Summit took place this past weekend in Trinity College Dublin and it really hit the mark with the speakers, attendees and the general public in Ireland who were treated to long broadcast segments on national radio station, Newstalk. The first event was … Continue reading FEATURE: Crossing the Line Summit
PARENTING – MAKING TRANSITION EASIER? In part 2 we look at one of the female perspectives in the athlete transition mix. Retirement from sport can bring a real sense of grief leaving individuals questioning who they are and where they belong in the world. A potential protective factor against this grief is parenthood. In this piece we … Continue reading Female Perspective – helping transition out of sport
We are here to talk about athlete retirement in all its forms. Some of us are lucky enough to decide when we retire but for some, that decision is taken for us and sometimes in unfortunate circumstances. Crossing the Line takes a look at the recent doping news that has emanated from rowing in Great Britain. Will this … Continue reading Doping sanctions and the bigger picture!
Listen to our first radio interview with Tracey Holmes on ABC News Radio (AUS) sports show “The Ticket”. The interview is the last segment in the show. http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4311537.htm
CTL contributor Zuzana Radakovska speaks to international canoist Jana Smidakova about body image issues after retirement: It is said sports stars die twice, the first time at retirement. If you are no longer a sporting superstar, then who are you? Once athletes retire, they must be aware of physical changes and how this can affect their … Continue reading Body Image Crisis after Retirement in Sport
Part of a series done by the Australian Sports Commission – worth scrolling through the list of athletes who participated in the series to see if any resonate with you. Australian Paralympian Don Elgin speaks candidly about his decision to retire with some great words of advice for athletes still in the game. Elite Hockey … Continue reading VIDEOS: AUSTRALIAN ATHLETES RETIREMENT ADVICE