Patrick W. Finnegan

Bouncing Back

We all know about the accomplishments of world-class athletes but what happens when the time comes to pivot from the athletic world to a humdrum civilian life?

In Bouncing Back: Athletic Transition Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned along the Way, author Patrick Finnegan-a former Division-1 college football quarterback-tells the stories of athletes who, like him, had to figure out how to transition from their intense training days and competitive world without losing their identity.

You'll learn about how athletes handle retirement, injuries, and other transitions through stories from:
Ramona Shelburne, ESPN NBA Insider and Senior writer and former Stanford Softball starMyriam Glez, two-time Olympic Synchronized Swimmer and founder of Athletes' SoulBrian Ching, former US Men's National Soccer Team player and MLS MVPMary Ricks, former NCAA Softball Champion at UCLA, now President of a multi-billion dollar Global Real Estate firmMichael Chabala, a ten-year MLS veteran turned fitness startup founder

Bouncing Back is a must-read if you're interested in understanding what happens to athletes at the conclusion of their careers and what the retirement process entails. Athletes will welcome insight into the transition process.
126 printed pages
Original publication



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