2.3.1 Access To Career And Training

Education and Development

Education is a player’s right, not a privilege

It's challenging to juggle between the demands of academic institutions, the workplace and training schedules. It means a player must self-manage their time and motivation and has to make sacrificial choices in their personal life. Not all sporting environments support a player who engages in education. Combining a playing career and education can cause stress & fatigue if the balance is not right which might lead to an increased injury risk. Luckily many player associations offer support to help players to overcome these barriers and successfully combine a professional playing career with education.

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What you should know

There is more than formal education

There are various forms of education; degrees, diplomas, or skill development. All forms help players to develop and one is not necessarily better than another.

Benefits from studying go further than increasing skillset

Studying while playing professionally has many benefits for players, such as reducing the pressure of football, increasing preparedness for the transition into a post-playing career, and developing other identities.

It will not be easy to study while playing professional

An education takes time and effort and managing multiple demands is very challenging.

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Education and Development News

Two significant campaigns launched by FIFPRO Sudamérica

FIFPRO Sudamérica and the OEI (Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura) officially launched two initiatives at an event in Buenos Aires on Tuesday March 8th, 2022.

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