The transition to post-career represents a major challenge for every athlete. Unexpectedly or with good planning, personal and professional goals must be redefined in each case. TheHockey Club Lugano is aware of how complex and delicate this phase of their players' lives can be.
To facilitate the post-career professional transition of its players, the HCL thus decided to cooperate with the firm von Rundstedt & Partner.
In this way, the bianconera society confirms its mission as a sports organization that acts responsibly, from supporting the children in its Youth Section in reconciling school and sports to helping its professional athletes plan their post-career.
Von Rundstedt & Partner, a company under the international von Rundstedt Group with a presence in Ticino in Lugano and Bellinzona, deals primarily with talent and career counseling through services aimed at individuals who are accompanied and supported in their transition and professional development processes.
In the specific case, von Rundstedt & Partner will be able to specifically help players build a professional project through the assessment of their skills and abilities. Through assessment, training, coaching, and market information, the player will benefit from a necessary step to focus his preparation for the second phase of his professional life.
Marco Werder, CEO ofHockey Club Lugano expressed it this way : "
Athletes who have already addressed the planning of their future tend to be more serene and calm and thus able to deliver better sports performance. The career of a professional sportsman offers important prospects for success and earnings, but it is limited in time. The HCL wants to take action to encourage better planning for the end of their players' sports careers. The tools and methods of von Rundstedt & Partner aim, through the skills assessment, to prevent a difficult transition."
One of the first HCL players to benefit from the partnership was Samuel Guerra:
"I recently did an assessment with von Rundstedt & Partner, and it was challenging but very effective in understanding what my skills are today and having a more accurate picture to guide me in my post-career choices. I would certainly recommend this experience to my colleagues."
These are the words of Marco Costantini, managing director of von Rundstedt in Ticino:
"We are very happy to supportHockey Club Lugano in this forward-looking and socially responsible project, tailor-made for each individual professional who will decide to be accompanied by us. Working on one's future employability as soon as possible is really my best way to face the present with greater peace of mind."