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The Paradox of Athletic Identity; A Case Study on NFFC Academy

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In this blog entry, I'm going to discuss how the paradox of athletic identity can have a huge effect on career transitions with a case study on Nottingham Forest Academy. 

With the images below, I'd like to hear any of your personal experiences of being in an environment which has required you or the players you work with to have a strong athletic identity, and how it has had an effect on their lives. 

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Michael
Very interesting blog Richard, it seems like a really fine line between committing yourself absolutely in order to reach the goal (of making it) or experiencing 'social death' if you don't achieve it and have little left to fall back on.
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Richard2591
Very true Michael, social death is a very dark place and it was difficult to comprehend some of what the people I interviewed were going through. The environment in most academies is better than ever but feel we can do so much more!
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