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

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5 Summary of Session 5

In this session you have explored some of the non-normative (unexpected) transitions that can be experienced by athletes.

The key learning points from this fifth session are:

  • Non-normative transitions are unexpected transitions such as injury, illness, pregnancy and relocation.
  • Sport injury can be a particularly challenging non-normative transition resulting in several negative emotions.
  • Return to sport following injury can be difficult and it’s important to consider both physical and psychological readiness to return.
  • Career-ending injuries can be very distressing and cause negative emotional reactions.

In the next session, you will examine the ‘within career’ transition of parenthood in more detail.

You should now go to Session 6 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .