The transition elite athletes must experience once they leave the game can be viewed as an evolving, dynamic, and adaptive process in which they will go through several stages that incite them to make psychosocial adjustments in order to redefine a new sense of self. The core process of this transition can be compared to the idea of liminality, which illustrates the process of an identity shift and reformation. In our particular interest, we are referring to an identity shift from the athletic identity to the next role former athletes would take on after their sports career ends.

©2018 by The University of Florida's The Liminars Project.