athlete transitions

lifecycle of an athlete

NOWSA works with individuals and teams to help ease the transitions between the stages in the Lifecycle of an Athlete. We strive to empower girls and women to pursue the route of their choosing and give them the tools to achieve it.


Here are some ways we support athletes in community-based sport:

  • Help athletes find the best team for their lifestyle

  • Provide mental health support or referrals

  • Offer educational workshops on various topics

  • Bring awareness to volunteer and coaching opportunities in community-based or recreational sports

Transitions in sport are inevitable- whether expected or unexpected. Aging out of a program, injury, pregnancy, and financial challenges are just a few circumstances athletes may face which impact their ability to play a sport.

Current and former student athletes can get job-readiness tips from the Life After Sports Project created by the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS), which offers career advice and insight on managing the transition out of collegiate sports.

student athletes

Student athletes face additional transitions throughout their journey and NOWSA offers customized support for any stage.


Here are a few examples of how we support student athletes:

  • Assist an athlete in finding a team after high school or college

  • Offer tips for balancing educational and athletic pursuits

  • Provide mental health support or referrals

  • Offer educational workshops on various topics

  • Bring awareness to volunteer and coaching opportunities