“The timeline for signing a basketball contract runs from May until after Christmas. When it will happen for you, depends on your situation and is circumstantial. Some players sign early in May, some players sign late in the summer, and others can sign a week or a day before they leave (typically in September) and some
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Who is this book for?
This book is intended to serve the community of:
- Student/Amateur athletes that are thinking of becoming international professional athletes
- Professional athletes that are thinking of working in a foreign country
- Professional athletes that are currently working abroad
This guide is NOT for you if you are:
- Not ready to embrace a global mindset
- Not ready to step out of your comfort zone
- Not ready to reflect and observe your motivations, values and strengths/weaknesses
"Where was this book when I started researching playing abroad back in 2010?! Every page will help you understand if you're really fit to play sports abroad, and prepare you to make the jump overseas. It's a resource for the athlete, the family, the coach, the teammate, and the club!"
Christy Swagerty, U.S. volleyball player in France
"Being in the business of representing athletes for 12 years this is the first resource that I have ever come across that illustrates exactly how a person should prepare for a career as a professional athlete. It can be very difficult to navigate through this business and the various countries that players must play in but Susan does a great job of providing tools and practical ways of tackling on the issues that one is likely to come across. Highly recommend as a resource to keep while preparing for a life as a professional athlete.
Carolina Blanco, SIG Sports Management Agency
"What an invaluable resource Susan has created with "Play Abroad 101". You may know all about playing your sport, but there is a lot more to being an athlete, than what you do on the field. Having played abroad early in my Volleyball career, I could identify with many of the pitfalls this guide addresses, as well as the wonderful benefits of playing in a different country and culture. I love how Susan has laid it out with checklists, tips and comprehensive advice covering the practicalities as well as the emotionalities of playing abroad. This guide will help you prepare for all that didn't know to prepare for, and will give you the confidence to say yes to playing abroad."
Annette Lynch, Olympian, Former Professional Beach Volleyball Player, Author, Success beyond Sport.
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Let’s start this blog post with a little experiment: Imagine you are in the gym and your coach just requested you to get some stuff from the locker room. Since you don’t want to yell all the way across the gym, you signal him “okay”. What gesture would you use? Would it be a thumbs
Answer by Nadine Verschelden, former Belgian Judo Champion, owner of Aidemo, an intercultural management and foreign language training business. “When athletes leave their home country to play abroad, they of course have to learn and operate in English on a daily basis. If they aren’t English native speaker, that’s the least they can do ! Most often we