Managing the transition into retirement from sport for elite athletes

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The aim of this article is to raise awareness, among strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches, of the challenges that may be encountered by elite athletes as they transition into retirement from their sport. This will include a discussion of common themes identified in the athlete well-being literature, as well as a review of the athlete support systems for a range of sports. The aim of both of these perspectives is to enhance the welfare of athletes throughout this period of their athletic careers


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