2 Intro:As with the majority of sporting careers (depending on the nature of the sport): injury, illness or natural progression to retirement means that the athlete has to plan for such circumstances. Which means that having GOALS, making a SWOT analysis and having a SECOND CAREER plan are vital.
3 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).
4 SMART Goals: Short term Goals: Goal Setting- In order to achieve success, athletes must have a clear plan of where and how they are going to get there…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 monthsLong term Goals:First goals that need to be set6 months/ 5 yearsObjective 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:SpecificMeasurableAchievableRealisticTime- framedShort term Goals:1 day to 1 monthBuild up to medium goals and contribute to long termSpecific goals such as: hit the target 6 times in todays game
5 SWOT and needs analysis Once a path has been identified, an athlete needs to identify what they need to do in order to be successful.This requires a SWOT analysis.StrengthsWhat are you good atWeaknessesWhat areas do you need to developOpportunitiesWhat opportunities are available to youThreatsWhat competition is there that may be a barrier to you achieving this goal
6 Planning the athletic career The process is the same for an athletic career plan and an alternate career path. However, the details you look into will be slightly different for each oneFor an athletic career plan you need to look at:Technical skillsthe techniques you can/cannot perform, and those you need to be successfulFitness levelsYour fitness levels in comparison to what is necessary to be successful in your sport.Psychological aspects, such asType A or B,Aggression controlMotivation etc
7 Planning a second career For an alternate career path, you need to look at:Practical skills that are relevant to the careerEg: coaching, teaching, instructing skillsKey and Basic skills, such asITWorking in teams,OrganisationCommunicationLiteracy, Numeracy
8 second career planning. Swot analysis learners need to explain factors involved in career planning for an athlete.These include goal setting, SWOT: self- and needs analysis, athletic career planning andsecond career planning.Goal Setting:Types of goalsShort term goalsMedium term goalsLong term goalslearners need to produce a career plan covering an individual’s career as an athlete and their careeroutside competitive sport.Swot analysisAthletic career planningSecond career planning