Projects of Associations of Athletes in DCA _ Italy
Source: Handbook for best practices in Dual career of athletes in DC4AC project participating countries
(Ec.europa.eu. (2018). [online] Available at:
Projects of Associations of Athletes
Italian Association of Football Players (AIC)
The Italian association of football players has developed different projects concerning Dual Career. First of all, “Let’s do training” which is an educational program started in 2013 and reserved to professional football players. The main purpose of the program is to prepare the athletes for the end of their sport career starting from the sport competences developed during their profession. Football team involved are: Novara, Pescara, Spezia e Bari, Vicenza, Virtus Entella, il Frosinone, Latina e Carpi. “Again on Career - management” is an educational path developed in partnership with “Studio Ghiretti” concerning management. Finally, “Again on Career – secretary” which is dedicated to players who want to develop the secretary career in their team. AIC has also partnerships with some online University, that offer discounts dedicated to football players.
GIBA – CIA: Italian Basketball Players Associated & Italian Committee of Judges - Project Overtime
The project offers the possibility to former athletes to change work remaining in the sport context, bringing with them their know-how gained into the field. It’s dedicated to former basketball players that play for at least 5 years in national championships, of an age between 25 and 32, and retired. Moreover, GIBA takes periodically awareness meeting with players, professional and amateur, about dual career, educational and vocational training and it’s the only athlete’s associations that offers an insurance for its players that play in the highest leagues of Italian basketball, to give them a little annuity when they retired.