A physically, mentally, and financially demanding endeavor

The athlete's lifecycle

Executive Summary

Athletes are known to have extraordinary physical and mental strength that is often admired or respected by a large proportion of the population. Regrettably, while two athletes may have the exact same skills and attitudes, the trajectory from amateur to professional often comes down to financial resources. Indeed, in addition to all of the effort an individual must put into their training, becoming a high-performance athlete is very financially demanding. At each of the different stages of an athlete’s life—which we will refer to as the “athlete’s lifecycle”—money can have a significant impact on the likelihood of an athlete moving to the next stage.

Performance magazine issue 28, January 2019

Performance is a triannual digest, dedicated to investment management professionals, which brings you the latest articles, news and market developments from Deloitte’s professionals and clients.

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