Competing in the middle of a packed arena, with thousands of fans cheering you on and millions more watching on TV, is about as far removed from a regular, nine-to-five job as you can get. But the thrills of your sporting career can only last so long and, like every other athlete, you will soon have to adjust to a new life and a new career.
Discovering your new selF
Research has found that 1 to 1.5 percent of collegiate athletes proceeded to play professionally while the majority transitioned into a life that did not revolve around their athletic talents. Transitions can be difficult regardless of when or where they occur, but they can prove especially challenging to those that are accustomed to a competitive lifestyle. These transitions can cause stress, health problems, and leave the collegiate/professional athlete mentally and physically unprepared for life outside of sports.
Fortunately, the skills that student-athletes strengthen on the field won’t go to waste once they graduate. The dedication, integrity, and perseverance learned from years of competition will benefit them in the professional world. The LAB can help athletes ease into a transition and find satisfaction outside of their sport.