THE NEXT PLAY
Just Because You
Doesn't Mean You
Express Your Perspective understands transitioning from being an athlete to another career or lifestyle can be challenging, both emotionally and practically. Here are some steps that an athlete can take to create a smooth and successful transition:
Assess your skills and interests. It's essential to know what skills athletes have developed and what interests they have outside of sports. As a part of our Next Play Program we will provide personal and career assessments that will help to identify the paths that need to be taken while creating an overall Transition Plan.
Plan ahead. We will create a comprehensive plan for your transition from sports to a new career or lifestyle. We will set specific goals and timelines, very similar to what is done while playing their sport, to keep them motivated and focused.
Network. We introduce each athlete to networking opportunities within various communities. The objective is to build connections that will facilitate a smooth transition during the time of significant change.
Get educated. Depending on the results from the assessment and the steps in the transition plan, we will recommend different courses and training that provide the wisdom and knowledge needed to deal with the challenges faced during transition.
Stay active. Although the Athlete may be done with completive sports in an organized fashion, we will explore alternative options to stay in shape and possibly connected to the game they love in ways that do not involve be on the field or on the court.
Provide Continuous Support. We feel that it is essential to establish a viable support during and after the athlete’s transition. This support will be made available to family, friends, and associates who are directly connected to the transitioning athlete to help manage the emotional challenges of leaving their sport behind.
We realize that the transition from being an athlete to a new lifestyle is a process, and it will take time to adjust. Our main objective is to help each athlete develop patience, stay positive, and keep moving forward during times of significant change.