Mr. Duncan Fletcher is an athlete development professional with a proven ability to impact complex situations and get things done. Mr. Fletcher is the former Co-founder and Director of the Professional Athlete Transition Institute (based at Quinnipiac University), a program which exclusively delivered programming to the NHL’s Life After Hockey Program and the NHLPA Professional Development program. Currently, he is the Director of Operations for the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists (PAADS), an umbrella group of major North American sports organizations seeking to improve and professionalize the field of athlete development. Mr. Fletcher also founded Game Change Athlete Development Services & Consultancy, which works with major professional sports organizations and athletes to quantify and qualify organizational challenges related to athlete development. To date, he has worked with hundreds of active and retired professional athletes in a variety of capacities.
A former University hockey player who quickly realized that he would not be able to blame a knee injury for not being able to ‘make it’, he forged a different path. Mr. Fletcher has coached NCAA Division I hockey, scouted at the National Hockey League level and remains actively involved in the sport.
Mr. Fletcher originally hails from Vancouver, B.C., but currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, 2 boys and a Scottish Terrier called Fergus.