The Career Game Plan is a program designed to prepare student-athletes to compete and win on their next playing field – the rapidly changing and complex world of work. The Career Gam Plan exposes athletes to the many skills required to enter the workforce. Each chapter includes quotes from former athletes, and statistics highlighting the career development experiences of student-athletes. This book teaches athletes how to navigate the career development process by guiding them through a systematic curriculum that exposes them to the skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive labor market. The Career Game Plan helps athletes explore the job market, and gives them an awareness of their unique personality traits, values and career interests that will inform their career decisions. The activities and exercises included in this book will provide student-athletes with the foundation they need to tackle the career development process and find meaningful work.
Mark Verburg, Associate Director & Tutor Coordinator Athletics Academic Center University of North Carolina at Charlotte –
Dr. Tyrance and Dr. NiiLampti both have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed as a student-athlete. Both also have worked extensively with student-athletes in various roles and at multiple levels. Their understanding of today’s student-athlete is evident throughout the book. This is the rare book that includes sound advice on virtually all types of challenges, issues and opportunities that our student-athletes face today. As an instructor I love the end of section reflections and the various worksheets which are ready for classroom use.
Carmen Tebbe Priebe, Ph.D. Psychologist University of Oklahoma Athletics Department –
The authors clearly describe how college athletics brings a unique set of challenges to an already tumultuous developmental stage of life. The literature review coupled with practical suggestions to assist with the academic, athletic, and personal transitions makes this an ideal textbook for an adjustment to college course. This book is a must-have resource for anyone working directly with college student-athletes.