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The Transition Of Collegiate Athletes To Professional Sports: A Case Study At A California University Division One Athletic Program, David Kline Jun 2016

The Transition Of Collegiate Athletes To Professional Sports: A Case Study At A California University Division One Athletic Program, David Kline

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The following study investigates the correlation between athletic success in athletes as they transition from high school or college athletics to the professional world of competitive sports. Athletes who are described as being “cant-miss prospects” are never really a sure-fire thing for professional teams, so the purpose of this study was to research and analyze what situation for athletes would be best for them specifically relating to how many years an athlete should stay in college to develop their technical skills as well as mature as a human being before forgoing their remaining college eligibility by declaring for a professional ...