In a recent article former Australian team hockey player Ashleigh Nelson contemplates ‘How to’ transition to a second career to become more than an athlete.
Nelson reflects on her career in sport…
I had nothing outside of hockey to think about or give me purpose
From early in my career the phrase: “oh you’re the hockey player”, was one that I heard on a regular basis. It didn’t particularly phase me at the time but upon reflection, after years of only associating yourself with being an athlete, it is quite easy to lose sight of who and what else you actually are.
It is quite easy to lose sight of who and what else you actually are
Not all athletes are lucky to have this self awareness. It is vital we assist these athletes from the outset become more than an athlete so when their career is taken away their identity doesn’t go with it.
See the full article Be More Than An Athlete; How to Transition to a Second Career here – http://www.wispsports.com/ashleigh-nelson/be-more-than-an-athlete.