Conclusion

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Abstract

Of all the experiences in sport, the one commonality is retirement. It will happen at some point in an athlete’s career, so, in this sense, it is expected. Yet, so many athletes are unprepared for life after sport. The perspectives from around the world presented in this book share this common thread that, while retirement from sport is expected, it can be difficult. It is hoped that the stories shared here will help athletes, practitioners, academics and those who care for athletes as they leave sport to better understand the retirement experiences of athletes, so that athletes in the future can enjoy the fulfilling retirement they deserve.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAthlete transitions into retirement
Subtitle of host publicationExperiences in elite sport and options for effective support
EditorsDeborah Agnew
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Pages206-211
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781003020189
ISBN (Print)9780367432867, 9781032047768
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Transitions in sport
  • Retirement in sport
  • Experiences in elite sport
  • high-risk periods
  • psychological distress
  • life after sport
  • transition into life after sport
  • retirement as a process rather than a moment

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