Positive Transitions for Student Athletes: Life Skills for Transitions in Sport, College & Career

Darin J. Meeker, Christopher E., Ph.D. Stankovich, Todd M., Ph.D. Kays

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Synopsis: This book is written for student athletes . . . Positive Transitions for Student Athletes will help student athletes succeed in college and make a successful transition to the world beyond college. Darin Meeker, a former student athlete himself, Christopher Stankovich, and Todd Kays have over 25 years of experience working with student athletes. Meeker and Stankovich developed a ground-breaking program called the "Positive Transitions Program" at The Ohio State University, designed to meet the special needs of student athletes as they face the transitions that retirement brings and ready themselves for careers. With the concrete information and step-by-step exercises in this book, readers will:
--develop life skills that will help them do better academically, socially, athletically, and professionally; these skills include effective communication, decision making, and goal setting.
--identify the skills they have developed as athletes that will be valuable to employers and learn how to match those skills to a job description and articulate them in a resume or during an interview.
--learn from the real life stories and experiences of other student athletes who faced transitions from high school to college or from college and sport to career.
--put technology to work in the personal assessment and career planning and job search processes, including exploring career-related web sites, using email for networking, and creating an electronic resume.

About the Author: Darin J. Meeker is cofounder of the Positive Transitions Program at The Ohio State University, a ground-breaking program designed to meet the special needs of student athletes as they face the transitions that retirement brings and ready themselves for careers. Meeker is a licensed counselor with master's degrees in sport psychology and counselor education. Using his own college athletic career as a basis, Meeker has worked for over ten years with student athletes in various capacities. Currently he is the Athletic Counselor for The Ohio State University Student-Athlete Support Services Office and serves as instructor of the career development course for student athletes and as career counselor for current and former athletes.

Christopher E. Stankovich holds a doctorate degree in clinical counseling from The Ohio State University and is currently an adjunct professor of psychology at The University of Dayton and Franklin University. While at Ohio State, he was a cofounder of the Positive Transitions Program, a unique course for student athletes faced with sport transitions. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Stankovich is co-owner of Champion Athletic Consulting, providing consultation, therapy, and peak performance training to teams, athletes, coaches, physicians, trainers, and parents at all levels of sport. Dr. Stankovich provides peak performance seminar training to businesses, hospitals, and various other non-sport organizations as well.

Todd M. Kays holds a doctorate degree in counseling psychology from The State University of New York at Buffalo. He is on staff with The Ohio State University's Department of Family Medicine, where he provides individual and family therapy as well as ongoing consultation and lectures to physicians and medical residents about behavioral medicine issues. He is also a licensed sport psychologist and co-owner of Champion Athletic Counseling. Dr. Kays provides mental performance training and therapy for athletes at all levels, including college, Olympic, and professional. He is in demand as a speaker for coaches, athletes, physicians, trainers, and other groups around the country, offering expertise on such topics as handling pressure and stress, the use of imagery in enhancing sport performance, substance abuse in athletics, and eating disorders.

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