THE ROLE OF SPORT FUNCTIONARIES IN ATHLETS` DUAL CAREER
In the Article the Author used Qualitative methods: there was done normative document analysis, sport functionaries’ interviews to get the information, opinions and beliefs about elite athletes’ support possibilities in the study and sport development process which is important to the effective management of dual career.
Summing sport functionaries’ interview opinion analysis, the author concludes that elite athletes need education to form a way of thinking, a better understanding of themselves, which is also important in order to achieve high results in sport.
The majority of respondents recognized that their represented sport federations do not have special support programs for elite athletes. To be able to successfully connect studies and high performance sport, must be created the right environment (infrastructure, study and training plan, etc.) for athletes to save time and energy. Elite athletes also support this environmental significance. Keywords: dual career, elite athletes, sport, education.
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