Kenya Footballers’ Welfare Association (KEFWA)

Congress 2019

Studying is likely to boost your playing performance

There is academic evidence that studying-while-playing will pay off earlier than you ever expected.

Research by Professsor David Lavallee at Abertay University, Scotland shows that players involved in post-sports planning are more likely to be selected for matches and enjoy a longer career.

His report states: “Many athletes experience feelings of loss following retirement from sport. Athletes who are effectively supported in preparing for this loss can realize a potential competitive advantage in their sport.”

To put it simply, studying is likely to extend your playing career.

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