Hosted by NOC*NSF, STARTING 11 presented at the Kennisevent TeamNL@work 2022 in the Dutch National Sports Centre of Papendal.
As the centrepiece of Dutch elite sport, TeamNL of the Olympic Committee*National Sports Federation of the Netherlands (NOC*NSF) unites 29 national sport federations. The conference TeamNL@work 2022 gathered 200 of the country’s dual career stakeholders aiming to make next steps in their national athlete support system. STARTING 11, represented by the project leaders Wolfgang Stockinger (Founder & CEO, TWIN) and Dennis van Vlaanderen (Manager Topsport Academy Amsterdam, AUAS), was invited to present the The European Dual Career Toolkit to the Dutch public.
First, the keynote of Wolfgang Stockinger paired system-theoretical views, real-life athlete stories, and the European Dual Career Toolkit:
“Behind the curtain, dual career systems represent interactive cultural patterns of beliefs, motives, objectives, professions, disciplines, communication processes, services, ethical standards, or traditions. If such complex systems want to make the next step in their development, they need to optimize the way their institutional actors play together.”
In the following STARTING 11 workshop, Dennis van Vlaanderen connected these systemic thoughts with concrete tools of the European Dual Career Toolkit that can be used to support such developments.