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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 8

In this session you have explored life after sport, drawing on a range of case studies. These case studies have shown that, while retirement from sport can be difficult, it can provide athletes with new opportunities and experiences.

The key learning points from this final session are:

  • Pre-retirement planning can help prevent a crisis transition.
  • Other strategies such as sport psychology support, social support and mentoring can help with the transition into life after sport.
  • Athletes have a range of transferable skills that can be attractive to employers.