Welcome to M5 SportsPath and congratulations on taking the first step in your journey from emerging to professional athlete. By investing your annual fee and more importantly your time, you are giving yourself and your support team the best chance to understand the process and make the successful transition.
It is important to note that it is not always athletes with the best results that go on to build successful careers during and after their sporting career. It is those that:
- understand and nurture their personal brand
- have values and attributes that are admired by the Australian sporting public
- maintain a positive incident-free public image
- use media across all mediums including social media, faultlessly
How M5 SportsPath works
You can work at your own pace, depending your competition and school/uni/work commitments. We recommend that you allow approx. eight weeks for Steps 1-5. SportsPath helps you bring all the information together for your bio so it can be given to a designer or friend with graphic design skills to lay out. It is important to get your bio up and running particularly if you are trying to raise philanthropic or sponsorship investment. If you prefer to have your bio designed for you M5 offer an athlete profile design service where you have the choice of two PowerPoint templates. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Remember that with unlimited access to your own personal database which records your values, goals and sporting results, you can easily refine and update as you learn more.
SportsPath is broken down into the following steps. Click on each link in the diagram below to complete each step.
1. Essential reading
2. Sourcing information
3. Defining your personal brand and values
4. Defining and documenting your goals - in partnership with your parents and coach/es
5. Creating your bio content
6. Understanding athlete behaviour and social media guidelines
7. Ongoing education via monthly information sheer on relevant topics that directly relate to emerging professional athletes.
Watch out for these as there will be content within each information sheet that will help you on your journey. Some of these topics will include:
- Sourcing sponsorship at junior level, including government funding
- Athlete branding in sport
- The role of philanthropy in sport
- The role of legal services in sport
- The value of mentoring
- Building your brand profile
- Dealing with success and failure
- The role of a professional client manager
- Decision making and time management for athletes
- Australian media profile - traditional
- Australian media profile - digital
- Sports psychology
- Public speaking essentials
If you need assistance with any part of the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You still need to fill in all the fields above before you can access your personal profile.