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Athlete Transitions


The purpose of this investigation was to examine the factors affecting an elite athlete’s transition from the sports environment, and identify opportunities for interventions to facilitate a Read more >

The purpose of this factsheet is to identfy what “athletic identity” is, to underline the importance of this issue in the light of career transitions, and to show how it can influence not only Read more >

The purpose of this study was to examine how a sample of elite athletes coped with distressful reactions to retirement from sport. As part of a larger research project, 15 former elite athletes Read more >

From Donna Menke: Upon the end of participation in sport at an elite level, former athletes often experience negative emotions and behaviors. During the interviews I conducted with former college Read more >

Sport psychology researchers have recently started to examine how athletes experience transitions out of sport (Baille & Danish, 1992, Ogilvie & Taylor, 1993a; Ogilvie & Taylor, Read more >


With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another season and often a whole new environment. Athletes in transition encounter new team members, the pressures Read more >

Case Studies

This case study will analyze the retirement of Allen Iverson by using the triangle of satisfaction, which helps to understand interests. While the triangle is traditionally used as a reference Read more >


The Australian Sports Commission interviews various Australian athletes on their experiences with retirement from competitive sport. Life after sport can be a time of great challenge for many Read more >

The former NBA star-turned-humanitarian tells the story behind building the first modern hospital in 40 years in his home country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Interviewed during the Read more >


Invincible, it’s something all athletes feel. But we aren’t. We are not invincible, and our careers will end-sometimes abruptly. And when our playing days are over, there’s Read more >

At the end of an athletic career, athletes must choose and follow a new path. This is traditionally very difficult and is made even more challenging if left until the end of a competitive career. Read more >

P.A.S.T. Retired Athletes Medical Resource Group is an independent medical organization that provides extensive medical, pain management, diagnostic, surgical and behavioral health services Read more >