Who are you? What do you identify with outside the world of sports? Transitioning into unfamiliar territory can create feelings of self-doubt, panic and an overwhelming amount of stress. For athletes, sports and high-level competition have been a major component of life and it’s extremely hard not to identify as a professional athlete.Read More
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If I could bottle the energy and the dedication of these guys and market it to industry, I would make a killing! Why do I think they are going to make amazing employees for prospective employers?Read More
At some point in most people’s professional lives, a dead end appears to loom in the distance. Suddenly our chosen path doesn’t seem as predictable and change becomes imminent, whether it’s by choice or an involuntary circumstance.Read More
When you ask a kid what he wants to be when he grows up and he says “I’m going to be hockey player”, everyone nods and smiles. When you ask a 36 year old with a wife and 2 kids what he does for a living and he says “I play hockey”, he gets a lot of nods and eye rolls.
The Professional Hockey Players Association has shown that many professional hockey players are poorly prepared for their retirement from competition and may face considerable difficulties in coping with the significant life changes that accompany the end of their sports careers and sports identities.Read More