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SXSW 2020

"What's Next?" Empowering the Transitioning Athlete

Collegiate and professional athlete transitions are unique due to the typical length of preparation, intense level of identity and connectedness, and the unpredictable nature of when one’s career can end.This often leads to identity foreclosure, where an athlete sacrifices their education and additional identity options or career aspirations. We know that the more you prepare to transition out of the original dream, the more time you have to focus on the next dream and move into the reality of a new working life. Transition is eased for athletes who engage in continuous learning and when a transition plan is securely in place before the athletic experience ends. This panel will delve into the effects of transition and what can be done to help athletes prepare for life outside of sport.

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Takeaways

  1. Explore the connection between identity and the athlete – how does our current sport model lead to athletes’ identity foreclosure?
  2. How can teams and leagues set their players up for success after their playing career?
  3. What is being offered to assist players with their transition?

Speakers

Organizer

Stephon Preston, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Global Sport Institute

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Sports
  • Level: Advanced
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