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Control in Athlete Transition & Retirement

Updated: Feb 25, 2019

A recent study (2018) published by the Professional Players Federation (the national organisation for the professional player associations in the United Kingdom) surveyed 800 athletes and revealed only 29% were able to choose when they stopped playing sport, with the rest having to stop due to injury, general wear and tear and not gaining a new contract. In addition, only 50% of athletes felt in control of their lives within 2 years of finishing their sporting career. The report concludes by proposing 5 key factors for a successful transition…

· Satisfaction with playing career

· Preparation for the future while playing