The end of the 20012/13 season has seen the sunset from a satisfying career by David Beckham, Jamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Michael Owen and Paul Scholes. These are the players who have been staring at us from posters for more than a decade. Their future is more or less resolved, most remain active in sports by entering the media or training. But how about retiring from a more mortal professional hitting game that has devoted a career to playing the game he loves?
First, let’s quickly consider the evolution of a professional, of course this does not represent definite rules and depends on the structure of the state, league or club. Throughout the player’s career, there will be many transitions starting from playing in school with their first boots, to finally and hanging up on his boots. Players at all levels can make the transition to retirement calmly, or difficult to accept.
Players will start kicking the ball around at an early age from interest or because influential adults have given him encouragement. This will eventually follow the play for the school and depends on its development and school structure, usually around the age of groups of six to eleven. Here, it’s best for him to gain experience with skills on the ball.
Joining the football academy and entering his teenage years, the reaction at this age is far more emotional. In youth soccer, when important matches emerge, a teenager will think more about game difficulties and opposition than their own abilities. With some people, avoidance can be an antidote, bringing complaints because they feel small pain and injury take greater importance as an excuse for not participating. Promising young players might even give up football entirely to avoid the pressure they feel.
When he first started his football career, the focus was to succeed in the dream of playing for his native club. Registering as a junior by a professional club confirms this goal and fosters development through youth clubs, B and A teams and finally into the reserves.
When signing a professional contract to become a full-time player, he will begin to sacrifice to be more competitive. A show of promise brings selection to represent the district or country as a junior player. At this time, players cannot accept limits on techniques and will work very hard to master any weaknesses to improve.
With talent and experience he broke into the first team, perhaps first appearing as a substitute. Players in this situation are often under pressure from coaches, supporters, teammates and the media who, in some cases, increase the fear of player failure.
He became established in the first team, he was ready to take risks and be impulsive. Depending on the squad, he can be left on the bench for a long time through team rotation. This can create a lack of motivation and deviation in concentration, so it is important for players to continue working hard on the physical demands of competitive football, in addition, with personal psychological methods that will overcome any negative thought patterns and improve sports performance.
In due course it is chosen to represent countries below level 21. It is possible for players from lower leagues to reach promotion to a higher level and develop their potential further, using increased maturity and growth to achieve fulfillment. Always in the current squad when fit and he wants to play every match and kick every ball.
Finally he became a pro-experienced, maybe the club captain. Now it even becomes full international. He is old enough now to know what he must do to continue playing at the highest level possible. His enthusiasm might see it between seasons with summer soccer training camps around Europe and in the United States.
Finally became a senior player and has become a role model or mentor for junior players. At this time he was running the first ten meters on his head. Risk taking decreases with a fear of careful failure. When a player realizes he is getting older, maybe he is no longer a club star player, it can challenge his mindset. Maybe changes at the meeting room level or coaching decisions can motivate him. However, players over the age of thirty, who still maintain their fitness and enthusiasm can give their team a lot of things from their knowledge and experience.
When he slowed down he appeared more ‘cameo’ when the chance to play was rationed and he found himself spending longer on the bench. Possibility of transfer to a lower club. For players who have experienced success, there is a danger that they can no longer find stimulation or motivation. Self-image began to change and he became more aware of it now. A phenomenon known as ‘social conditioning hypnosis’ plays a role. What this means is that players have been programmed to expect their bodies to start to wear out and wear out. As a result, as we get older, hope becomes a reality. The good news is that there is nothing in medicine that says a person’s body will be destroyed after 35 years of age. Look at Ryan Giggs.
When he retired looking at his face, he missed more matches than he played. He might start taking ‘other views’ on his career. As soon as a football career passes, he creates emptiness in life with a feeling of helplessness and doubt. His self-image and confidence suffered and he looked for a safety net when he no longer played. The big question in his mind right now is “what will I do next?”
Early retirement can be due to an injury problem. An injury that ended his career caused a number of emotional distress, anger, and anxiety that created a vacuum early in his life with nothing real to catch him when he retired early through injury. This experience has changed many players to enter a sports therapy career. He can stay on track, inspire, motivate and guide others who are injured.
For those who want to remain in the game, making a conscious effort to carry on the world’s knowledge of hard-earned sports to benefit others will make a positive difference to many lives, challenge others to give their best and ask them to develop professional approaches to careers . As a former professional club player, he has taken a position as a role model and mentor in the past, this experience and knowledge of effective team players can be used as an advantage for him to get the best from others.
Players who retire still have many things to offer. They can contribute knowledge to younger players and engage with youth management if the club has it, to effectively become a role model and guide for juniors. Positive energy and passion for football itself can create new opportunities, perhaps leading to training, leadership positions, teaching, writing, counseling or public speaking.
Many former players turn their backs on football, some attend training courses to stay in the game, assisted by their professional associations. He may take the job of assistant coach with a big club before or go into his own club management, first with a lower league club and if successful and wise, he can start going up to a higher league. There is a danger that when he experiences success at the top as a player, he may find it difficult to get stimulation and motivation with the lower league clubs he manages. When he entered his forties, he could begin to recover from new energy and a new spirit of life.
Following a satisfying career, the media are always ready to take advantage of former players. Many now comment on each of their former club home matches with local radio stations or write weekly columns on local newspaper sports pages, while those who are more successful become TV scholars when he hopes to capitalize on his reputation as a former. player and use his media contact.
After retirement, those who move away from football find their self-image has changed slightly because they have to let go of a successful past, it has nothing to do with their current situation or those who have become them. Losing harmony by allowing trivial things to bother them might occur, becoming less tolerant and easily angry with others, especially close family members who file claims.
Instead of thinking about setbacks and mistakes, they can function as experiences to learn and focus on the more positive next steps. Recognizing that every previous experience, good or bad, is never in vain, provided that it is acceptable as feedback.
By deciding to remain actively involved in sports, a player can still work hard to stay focused on future ambitions, reach a level of superiority, but also in personal transformation, he can find time to play, for stimulating and uplifting relationships. family and friends, to have a balanced and enriched life and be able to look for hidden advantages and opportunities.
Deciding to make positive choices and focus on those choices will make him in the right direction to get personal and professional goals. The road will continue to experience ups and downs, progress and regression. While he controls his choices, he is free to do the things he wants and embrace excitement for the opportunity and give himself appreciation for his previous achievements and how far he has come. When he views his past career in a positive frame of mind, he can appreciate the future without regret. Tomorrow is always a new start.