"Empowerment of basketball players through a sustainable dual career, and a good governance training supporting program"
Have a look at the TIME-OUT introduction video!
FIBA Europe and its member federations, following the recommendations of the European Commission on dual careers and reintegration of professional sportspersons into the labor market, are embarking on the TIME-OUT project aiming to help players across Europe in their transition from sport into work.
Through the collaboration of a partnership comprised of 8 bodies covering 7 countries, the project will bring together a range of key stakeholders. They will work together for the strategic development of new educational and training opportunities for basketball players. They will be in the field of sports operations and management, events and marketing, media and communications. In this way, the national federations, clubs and other basketball organisations will also benefit from the program. Legacy will be secured.
TIME-OUT is a project in the field of dual careers that focuses on the integration of basketball players into the labor market, showing the importance of thinking in advance about the life that follows after sport. To train initially a selected group of 80 elite basketball players at the end of their playing careers by giving them specific skills and knowledge in the fields of "Leadership and management", "Basketball Management", "Talented Athlete Lifestyle Support (TALS)" and "FIBA Basketball Manager"
Purpose of the project:
- To open new opportunities and pathways in the lives of players who would like to remain in basketball after retirement by sustainable and continued support throughout their studying and work placement.
- To strengthen the good governance of basketball national federations and other sports organizations by identifying and developing their weaknesses.
- To achieve sustainable cooperation between FIBA, the national federations and other Basketball organizations by creating further education programmes for players.
25.11.19: TIME-OUT 2.0 project to help players transition from sport into work set to launch in 2020
21.08.18: TIME-OUT participants put finishing touches on course work ahead of Friday's graduation at FIBA headquarters
03.03.17: 80 TIME-OUT participants confirmed