What does it cost to earn a track and field scholarship. Look at the breakdown from ATA alum, Saida Burns-Moore.
The purpose of this study was to examine the transition from high school to college in Division I track and field athletes. Understanding the transition experience of Division I track and field athletes can enable student-athletes to develop strategies for coping with the transition, and help family members, peers, coaches, administrators to better support the student-athlete.
Four participants reflected on the first six months of the first year of college. Interviews were conducted to determine factors affecting the transition period. The interview guide was developed using the Four S’s (situation, self, support, strategy) of Schlossberg’s Transition Theory (Schlossberg, 1981). Factors of the transition included: physical expectations, “a dime a dozen”, skills learned from the support system, and balancing a student-athlete lifestyle. After the interview, participants completed the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS; Brewer & Cornelius, 2001). Exposure to and emulation of the transition experience during the pre-transition phase can benefit student-athletes transitioning into to college. The data extracted from this research have formed the basis for the ATA program.
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Visual format of the above research.