Moving into a life beyond sport can be a very complex process that tests the mental, emotional and physical resolve of many athletes. Losing the identity of being “an athlete” is the most common challenge faced during transition. Building an identity outside of sport is crucial to prevent the major problems athletes can encounter when they retire. Athletes are also less likely to burn out if they have another project in their life that allows them to disconnect from the intensity of high-performance sport.
Here you will find resources, articles and links to all things related to transition and identity, whether you are only just thinking about life after sport or if you are already into the next stage.