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Life Beyond Sport Bootcamp

For athletes who are thinking about retirement or who have recently retired from sport, we run FREE* Life Beyond Sport Bootcamps.

Applications to join our 21.1 Bootcamp Cohort are open now! 

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Our Bootcamps provide exciting opportunities to join a cohort of other like-minded sportspeople who are passionate about developing themselves outside of sport. Our six-week online courses give you access to interactive masterclasses and group coaching sessions that will help you better understand yourself and how you can develop your skills and experiences to ensure you thrive outside of sport. You will also have access to a personality profiling tool to help you recognise how and in what situations you work best. Typically, this course would cost over £500 but thanks to the generosity of our partners, we are able to offer free spaces to a limited number of sportspeople on every course. 

Am I eligible?

You must be at least one of the following:

  • A current sportsperson (professional, semi-professional, on a dual-career pathway, performance pathway or Academy).
  • A sportsperson who has finished playing sport in the last 2 years (March 2019 - June 2021)
  • A sportsperson who is currently out of contract or with limited or no funding to continue playing sport but is wanting to carry on competing. 

You will be asked to state your circumstances in the application, this is so we can ensure your application is dealt with fairly. Please be as clear as possible in your application about who you are and why you would like support. 

What is included in the Life Beyond Sport Bootcamp?

1. The Bootcamps involve six online masterclasses delivered weekly to help you recognise and develop key transferable skills for a successful transition. The Bootcamp would involve the following sessions over 6-weeks:

    • Session 1: Introduction to Transition  
      • Understand the wider context of transition in and beyond sport and what you can be doing now to prepare for any transition. 
    • Session 2: Self-awareness 
      • Reflect on how you work best and how you can be effective in your life outside of sport.
    • Session 3: Relationships 
      • Learn how to build sustainable professional relationships that will support and engage you in your next career. 
    • Session 4: Transferable Skills 
      • Learn how best to apply the skills developed in your sporting career in other work environments.
    • Session 5: Careers and Networking 
      • Explore and optimise your personal and professional networks to support you in and outside of sport. 
    • Session 6: Bringing it together 
      • A reflective session on what has been learned and how to confidently apply it in the ‘real’ world 

2. A personal behaviour profile that will report how and when you work best. This will help you build an individual understanding of yourself and others and you’ll be able to use your report for your own personal development in the future.

3. Group coaching to help you explore your values, enabling you to become the best version of yourself.

4. A personal action plan to ensure your development carries on beyond the course.

The bootcamp will be led by one of our Associates and the delivery team will consist of our Associates and experts in the relevant fields.

What happens when the course is finished?

You will complete the Bootcamp equipped with a personal action plan for your transition. Following the Bootcamp, you will be able to:

    • Access 1-to-1 coaching/mentoring:
      • Direct contact with a coach or mentor from the StP team who will provide an individualised service that will help you shape your future. A coach or mentor will work with you to progress towards your goals.
    • Become a member of a StP ‘Mastermind’ group:
      • These groups will only include others from your cohort. They will offer an independent and confidential platform for you to share experiences, knowledge and ideas with those that also attended the Life Beyond Sport Bootcamp. We recommend the groups meet virtually once a month, but you can decide how regularly you want to meet up once the group is set up by one of the StP team!

How to get involved?

  • The next Bootcamp dates will be released soon. 
  • Each week, there will be a masterclass and group coaching session that will last 90 minutes.
  • The course is free. We do ask for a £150 fully refundable deposit* to secure your place. 
  • Each course has a limited number of spaces.
  • We actively encourage participants from all sports to promote diversity of thought within the cohort. The small cohort size means we can offer a far greater personalised experience for each athlete.
  • Complete the short application questions by clicking the link below and one of the StP team will be in touch soon about your application to join the cohort!
  • Your application will be kept in a folder and we will contact you with further information. 
  • Contact StP at luke.jennings@switchtheplay.com for more information.
  • By applying to the Bootcamp, you will automatically be signed up to Switched On at no cost to you - to access our Services you must be a Switched On member. You are able to cancel membership at any time. 

* Attendance at a minimum of 4 sessions of the Bootcamp is required to claim this deposit back. At the end of the Bootcamp you will have 3 options:

  1. Claim your full deposit (£150.00) back.
  2. Donate all of your deposit to the Foundation.
  3. Donate some of your deposit to the Foundation, and claim the remainder back.  

Register your interest for our Life Beyond Sport Bootcamps!

To apply for a place on a Bootcamp, all you have to do is complete this short form. Your application will be checked by us and one of the team will be in touch with you soon.

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