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CAREER TRANSITION FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR IN BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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Author(s): Alberto Lorenzo | Pablo J. Borru00E1s | Josu00E9 M. Su00E1nchez | Sergio Jimu00E9nez | Javier Sampedro

Journal: Revista de PsicologĂ­a del Deporte
ISSN 1132-239X

Volume: 18;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 309;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The purpose of the study was to investigate what factors affect basketball players in the transition from junior and amateur to senior and professional sport respectively. The study was a qualitative research which uses a semi-structured interview to get the data. There were interviewed five Spanish basketball players who were starting playing in a team of Basketball Club Association (C.B.A.). The results showed that the participants face several changes both in the sport and in the life outside sport. At the same time, the results indicated the existence of several coping strategies that help the player in his career transition.
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