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The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport
The athlete’s journey: transitions through sport

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8 Summary of Session 2

In this session you have started to look at four key factors that can influence the transitions an athlete will experience during their career.

The key learning points from this second session are:

  • The quality of the transitions an athlete experiences will be influenced largely by the strength of their athletic identity.
  • The level an athlete competes at can influence their psychological reactions to transition.
  • Careful planning and preparation as well as the right support network may lead to smoother transitions.
  • Experiences may be influenced by the athlete’s sport.

In the next session, you will start to explore more about how to prepare athletes for transitions and hear more about the role that performance lifestyle planning plays in elite level sport.

You should now go to Session 3 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .