What is athletic identity?
“Athletic identity can be defined as the degree to which you identify with your sport. It’s the loss of this identity, developed over years, that makes transition to “real life” such a challenge.
Because you have focused so much on your sport and given everything you have to be the best athlete you can be, finding something else that gives you a similar challenge can be difficult. For professional athletes and Olympians, the time commitment is year-round, and the sacrifices required make it a 24/7 job.”
Finding your identity:
1. Welcome Growth
2. Learn and Absorb New Information
3. Be Open to New Opportunities
4. Be Patient
5. Welcome Change
Athletic identity can be defined as the degree to which you identify with your sport.
There are two extremes when it comes to Athletic Identity:
Both scenarios are not healthy. There must be a balance.
5 Steps towards balance