The Athlete Life Programme helps athletes maximize their opportunities and minimise performance constraints. We help athletes plan and develop their careers as athletes and with other life goals.
Important information for carded athletes: Remember to talk to your Athlete Life Advisor if you think you might want to do any studying next year so you can get your PMAS application in before the close off date,
Athlete Life focuses on four key areas for a high performance athlete, outlined below. Key areas
1. Skill development (personal leadership skills)
Planning for performance is key to being a high performance athlete. You need the right skills to plan effectively. This section includes setting goals and being accountable, preparation, managing your time and energy and making good decisions, and dealing with people.
It's a full-time job being a high performance athlete. You need to consider the logisitcs of going overseas, relocating because your sport is centralising or just moving out of home,sponsorships and partnership building, and managing your money.
This section provides help with day-to-day budgeting, working out how much money you need to live on over the course of a year and developing long-term financial goals.
Find details here on planning for your short- and long-term education, part-time work, or work experience for your future job and setting long-term career goals.
Competency areas within the Athlete Life Programme
We know athletes have different needs in these areas and we tailor our professional development to provide the highest level of support.
Your Athlete Life Advisor will help identify and work towards your professional development goals using a variety of tools and resources. We also provide online tools.
The publication of the HPSNZ Athlete Life Programme.
The Athlete Life Programmes isn't just about working individually with carded athletes. We are also involved in broader programmes for athletes at both ends of an athlete's development pathway in the following:
- MPAL programme
- Pathway to Podium Athlete Life
Strategies and contacts.