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Title: Transitions on the Athlete Journey: A Holistic Perspective
Author(s): Morris, Robert
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Editor(s): Heaney, Caroline
Kentzer, Nichola
Oakley, Ben
Citation: Morris R (2021) Transitions on the Athlete Journey: A Holistic Perspective. In: Heaney C, Kentzer N & Oakley B (eds.) Athletic Development: A Psychological Perspective. London: Routledge, pp. 38-53.
Issue Date: 2021
Date Deposited: 1-Jun-2021
Abstract: As athletes progress through their sporting career they experience several careers transitions, both expected and unexpected, which can impact on their mental wellbeing and athletic development. Such transitions may include, for example, the junior-to-senior transition, transitions to another club or training group, and retirement from sport. This chapter will explore varied transitions faced by athletes and the potential psychological challenges of these. It will discuss theoretical models and empirical research on within-career transitions, with a case study used to contextualise the potential challenges athletes may face and the potential ways to manage the process.
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