Life after sports
After dedicating years to your sport, what happens when the time comes to transition from your commitment? Whether the change is occurring expectedly, due to injury, or a different unexpected event, it can be tremendously difficult transitioning from your athletic career. Many athletes experience emotional and psychological challenges after being so closely tied to their sport and having their career end. With a culture that values mental toughness over mental health, a barrier of negative attitudes and discomfort has developed amongst athletes towards seeking help. There are minimal post-sport resources that offer a support network for individuals in transition from their athletic identity.
Founded by former athletes, this practice seeks to support those who may feel unsupported, forgotten, and lacking direction. We understand from experience the lack of knowledge offered about mental health and hesitancy towards seeking help while playing. Our goal is to work together to normalize these experiences and use the skills gained from athletics as a platform to find what’s next.
MEET THE TEAM
Trevor Sasek, MS, LPC
Trevor is a former Division I quarterback who sustained multiple injuries, changing his future career goals and plans. His collegiate experience has affected his personal and professional identity, fueling a passion to help others striving for a new purpose.
Meagan Yates, PhD, LPC, NCC
Meagan is a former Division II soccer player and defender. Following her collegiate career, Meagan pursued a professional career playing abroad. After experiencing numerous setbacks, she chose to explore other aspirations.
High School Athletes
The degree to which an individual relates to their athletic
identity may be a contributing factor to experiencing high
stress and adjustment difficulties following retirement 1