CHALLENGE: Athletes who play a team sport have a strong connection to a team. The team is together: in the locker room; practice field; weight room; games. Transition can bring isolation and a lack of belonging.
CHALLENGE: The life of professional and collegiate athletes is highly structured. Camps, practice and the games are scheduled. Transition brings a sudden end to structure and schedules.
CHALLENGE: Athletes are accustomed to clear performance measures and feedback. Transition brings an abrupt end to clear measures of success and a corresponding loss of celebration and fulfillment.
CHALLENGE: Professional and collegiate athletes have a clear sense of purpose attached to performance on the field. Transition signals the need to establish identity and a personal and professional vision beyond sports.