As athletes, our sport becomes our identity, but what happens, when life happens?
THE GAME PLAN
To prepare and equip athletes for their transition into life after sports.
To engage athletes at all levels and create a network to ensure that athletes have the necessary fundamental tools to secure their future after transitioning out of the sport they love.
We aim to provide athletes with real-life resources, trainings and connections to get them to their next level in life.
As we review the statistics of NCAA athletes in particular, we notice that 86% of athletes obtain a degree, but in meeting and speaking to these athletes they still find it hard to land a job. This is due to many reasons, but one of the major reasons is due to their schedule during college and the lack of experience, internships or guidance during their college career.
One of the main objectives of "Players In Transition" is to make sure that athletes understand their strengths and skills outside of their sport. Also, how athletes can translate their strengths and skills acquired from being a student-athlete to potential employers.
THE HARD TRUTH
High school seniors who go on to play NCAA Collegiate sports
NCAA athletes who go on to Major Pro (M/W Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball)
NCAA athlete earning a college degree
“It comes as a rude surprise to many athletes yearning for a professional sports career to learn that the odds against success are astronomically high. Approximately 1 percent of NCAA men’s basketball players and 2 percent of NCAA football players are drafted by NBA or NFL teams – and just being drafted is no assurance of a successful professional career. “Student-athletes” whose sole and now failed objective was to make the pros suddenly find themselves in a world that demands skills their universities did not require them to learn.”
reprinted from www.ncaa.org