THE LIMINARS PROJECT
RESEARCH, TRAINING, EVALUATION
AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ON THE SPORT CAREER TRANSITION
POWERED BY A TEAM OF EXPERTS AT THE
AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The Liminars Project aims to provide elite athletes and their supporters with strategies, methods, directions, and the skills sets required to effectively navigate the transition into a productive and meaningful life after sports.
We focus on developing cutting edge knowledge informed by the science on the transition process of athletes, with a particular emphasis on the developmental process of a former athlete’s new career identity in their life after sport.
An integrated identity transition model has been developed to illustrate identity reformation processes and designed to help elite athletes establish a new career identity and make psychosocial adjustments once they leave the high-level competitive sport landscape. Based on this model, innovative training and educational programs are used to assist athletes in acquiring the necessary career capital to facilitate the reformation of an identity and promote optimal psychosocial functioning post-sport life.
The Liminars Project is built around cutting edge knowledge informed by the science on the transition process of athletes, with a particular emphasis on the developmental process of a former athlete’s new career identity in their life after sport. Information about The Liminars Project as well as current and past research are provided here.
The League is comprised of fellow elite athletes, also called liminars, and offers various opportunities for them to get engaged in the Liminars Project. Check out our podcast, research panel, and Communitas.
THE CONSULTING WORK
We are approaching this work through partnerships with the athletic department here at UF and athlete development practitioners throughout North America. We offer a course on sport career transition, transition program evaluation, and education and research projects customized to any needs. More information on our consulting work is provided here.