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Julia Richardson

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Game Over: How Professional Athletes Can Have A Career After Sport

Players need to start thinking about what to do after sport almost as soon as they start playing

Some professional players find it difficult to change their routine to adjust to other careers when they retire. (Photo via www.shutterstock.com)

When we interviewed “Barry”—a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League—he was still struggling to come to terms with the fact that his career as a professional athlete was over. At 59, he was still waking up every morning believing that he could get back on the ice:

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