CAREER
PLAN OF AN
ATHLETE
P6/ M3
INTRO:
As with the majority of sporting careers
injury,
illness or natural progression to
retirement means that the athlete has to
(depending on the nature of the sport):
plan for such circumstances.
Which means that having GOALS, making
a SWOT analysis and having a
SECOND CAREER plan are vital.
TASK…
Research a professional athlete
within a sport of your choice, who
have successfully planned their
career. (This will be part of the final assessment so make it
efficient, but worth while).
GOAL SETTING- IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS,
ATHLETES MUST HAVE A CLEAR PLAN OF WHERE AND HOW THEY
ARE GOING TO GET THERE…
Long term Goals:
- First goals that need to be set
- 6 months/ 5 years
- Objective statement that can
be measured: E.G: to score 20
goals this season.
- Yet there needs to be review
dates to check progress (after
5 games)
SMART Goals:
Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Realistic
Time- framed
Medium term
Goals:
- These are set to build up to
the long term goals, last
usually around 6 months.
- E.G: to improve to 14.3 for
Illinois Agility run- 2 months
Short term
Goals:
- 1 day to 1 month
- Build up to medium goals and
contribute to long term
- Specific goals such as: hit the
target 6 times in todays game
SWOT AND NEEDS
Once a path has been identified, an
ANALYSIS
athlete needs to identify what they
need to do in order to be
successful.
Strengths
This requires a SWOT analysis.
• What are you good at
Weaknesses
• What areas do you need to develop
Opportunities
• What opportunities are available to you
Threats
• What competition is there that may be a barrier to you
achieving this goal
The process is the same for
PLANNING THE
ATHLETIC CAREER
an athletic
career
plan and an
alternate career
path. However, the details
you look into will be slightly
different for each one
For an athletic career plan you need to look at:
Technical skills
• the techniques you can/cannot perform, and those you need to
be successful
Fitness levels
• Your fitness levels in comparison to what is necessary to be
successful in your sport.
Psychological aspects, such as
• Type A or B,
• Aggression control
• Motivation etc
PLANNING A SECOND
CAREER
For an alternate career path, you need to look at:
Practical skills that are relevant to the career
•Eg: coaching, teaching,
instructing skills
Key and Basic skills, such as
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IT
Working in teams,
Organisation
Communication
Literacy, Numeracy
Goal Setting:
learners need to
produce a career
plan covering an
individual’s career
as an athlete and
their career
outside competitive
sport.
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Types of goals
Short term goals
Medium term goals
Long term goals
learners need to explain
factors involved in
career planning for an
athlete.
These include
Swot analysis
- Athletic
career
planning
- Second
career
planning
goal setting,
SWOT: selfand needs
analysis,
athletic career
planning and
second career
planning.
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Career plan of an athlete - Oxford United Youth & Community Sports