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September 2020 Editorial: Professional Athletes and Social Responsibility

September 2020 Editorial: Professional Athletes and Social Responsibility

September 1,  2020 During these surreal times we live in, social responsibility becomes more than just a mere catchphrase, PR stunt and marketing technique. Athletes, more than anyone else with similar status and financial strength, should always be at the forefront during times of hardship—be that a financial crisis, a pandemic, or both. Social responsibility comes in different shapes and sizes and is contingent upon the particularities and demands of the specific moment in time; it could be financial aid,…

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August 2020 Editorial: Sports Integrity and Ethical Dilemmas of Athletes

August 2020 Editorial: Sports Integrity and Ethical Dilemmas of Athletes

August 1, 2020 Sports Corruption dates back to the 388 B.C Olympic Games when the fist fighter Eupolos bribed his three competitors. Since then corruption in sports has taken many forms and shapes and today, unfortunately, corruption in sport is at a historic high. There are numerous reasons as to why sports have become a major source, route and outlet of corruption. From the commercialization of sports, to betting, to the political power-games and of course good old human nature,…

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July 2020 Editorial: Sport Parenting

July 2020 Editorial: Sport Parenting

July 1, 2020 Family is said to be the backbone for any successful young adult. The support, love, care and guidance given to children nowadays play a vital role in shaping their character and preparing them for their life ahead. Understanding the true meaning of this very demanding leadership role called parenting, can better prepare parents to adapt to it. Proper sport parenting is a concept that can be defined in several different ways. There is no exact recipe for…

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June 2020 Editorial: Student Athletes and Financial Literacy Considerations

June 2020 Editorial: Student Athletes and Financial Literacy Considerations

June 3, 2020 The future of young student athletes, as exciting as it may seem, hides a lot of challenges.  The financial vulnerability of young people, especially athletes, is a real problem nowadays.  Financial failure is not usually caused by a sudden event, but from a constant series of bad decisions and the consistent practice of bad financial habits. Financial education plays a key role in the lives of everyone; it helps us understand the drivers of financial success which…

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May 2020 Editorial: Athlete Welfare

May 2020 Editorial: Athlete Welfare

May 11, 2020 Athlete welfare refers to the creation of a safe environment for athletes, both in their athletic and personal lives.  Leagues and clubs have a huge role in the promotion of athletes’ welfare and while efforts to ensure the welfare of athletes are being made for some time, the real need for heightened efforts has surfaced during the past decade. Obviously, there is a need to turn sport into a more athlete-centric affair by focusing on the wellbeing…

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The Coronavirus Effect on the Financial Health of Athletes

The Coronavirus Effect on the Financial Health of Athletes

April 1, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has swept the whole world, sport included.  We are all in a state of shock, unable to really comprehend what is going on, unable to do much but try to keep safe within the boundaries of our homes and just wait for the storm to go away. The sports industry has been severely affected by the coronavirus with a devastating ripple effect on sports clubs, athletes, sponsors, television networks, employees of sports with. One…

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February 2020 Editorial: The Entrepreneur Athlete

February 2020 Editorial: The Entrepreneur Athlete

February 1, 2020 Entrepreneurship is a lucrative post sports career option for many athletes.  Entrepreneurship itself is very exciting and it usually comes with excellent wealth generating prospects.  During the past decade, we have seen a number of successful business ventures initiated and headed by athletes.  Entrepreneurs are usually risk takers, they like to create, they love to work and do not mind being constantly out of their comfort zone.  These very same characteristics are the ones that athletes cultivate…

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January 2020 Editorial: The Holistic Model of Athlete Development

January 2020 Editorial: The Holistic Model of Athlete Development

January 1, 2020 Happy New Year to all of our readers and may 2020 be an exciting year of positive change and extraordinary growth!  We start off this year by exploring the Holistic Model of Athlete Development and its positive effects on both athletes and society. Currently, the sports industry is focusing on creating the conditions necessary to produce world class athletes.  This approach benefits the sporting aspect alone and does not focus on the player as a whole person. …

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December 2019 Editorial: Female Empowerment in Sports

December 2019 Editorial: Female Empowerment in Sports

December 1, 2019 Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. Empowerment is a process. Through the process, an individual becomes an agent of change. More simply put, it’s the “can do” factor, going from “I can’t” to “I can.” Empowering females is powerful. Today, we know it is the key to economic growth, political stability, and social transformation. In the context of…

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November 2019 Editorial: Cross Border Concerns of Money Smart Athletes

November 2019 Editorial: Cross Border Concerns of Money Smart Athletes

November 1, 2019 It is quite clear that nowadays many international borders are crossed in the pursuit of professional athletic careers. In the last 30 years we have witnessed a large movement of athletes crossing borders to play and live overseas. Professional athletes moving abroad face a number of challenges as they settle and adjust to new realities.  Signing a playing contract in a foreign country comes with many challenges; a new culture, a different language, a different tax and…

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