Real Time Cases
September 01, 2017
When what was once a fun pastime turns into a career—one with the mandate to adhere to a demanding training schedule--work-life balance becomes a challenge. This issue is complicated by the fact that many athletes begin their careers before they are considered adults (between 14-25) and end them 2-7 years later. There is both an ethical and practical component to this challenge, as management seeks to maintain a stable, healthy atmosphere. Managers want to avoid burn-out long before a player’s time should be up, given the investment Team Liquid makes in building a team that works well together. What can Nick Phan do to support the health and wellness of his athletes, while maintaining the rigor of Team Liquid’s training program, which is on par with other teams?