"Empowerment of basketball players through a sustainable dual career, and a good governance training supporting program"
TIME-OUT 2.0 is a project that aims to promote education in and through sport with a special focus on skills development, as well as support the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes.
The original TIME-OUT project, which was the first of its kind in the basketball community, was hugely successful and not only achieved the initial target set by the management team but exceeded many expectations.
With the aim of taking this program forward, FIBA Europe, together with the European Commission and its project partners, has developed a new TIME-OUT 2.0 project. This is a skills and mobility program, modelling the Dual Career project TIME-OUT, and is comprised of a blended learning course delivered by a range of academic partners. Uniquely, this bespoke program includes athletes and administrators following a variety of business and sport-specific modules.
The main focus of this new project is the development of transferable skills by athletes, federation employees and other stakeholders and the creation of various new sporting and academic programs.
This unique FIBA-led centralised educational program will benefit the basketball family through engagement of partners and stakeholders at various stages. The importance of incorporating flexible educational and training program into the daily routine of active athletes and professional employees is paramount when building sustainable and modern structure for the sport.
In a fast-moving modern environment with constant changes and improvement in all sectors, continuous education and skills development are crucial for the success of any organisation and individual. The strategy of FIBA is to work closely with partners that include other international sports federations and organisations (UEFA, IOC, NBA, etc.), and develop further the support for its federations, leagues, clubs and players. This program will be flexible, dynamic and easily accessible throughout Europe.
The player's program is named FIBA TIME-OUT Players Program - "FIBA TOP Program", while the National Federations' employees training is titled National Federations Skills Exchange Mobility Program - "NFs SEM Program".
TIME-OUT 2.0 Partners
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