Cultivating off-the-field skills can be a tough subject for emerging athletes, who may see time developing non-sport related abilities as akin to a "backup plan." It's easy to become consumed by training and competing. But our emerging elite athletes deserve the opportunity to prepare for everything life will throw at them.
Kara Lang began her athletic career on top as the youngest member to be invited to the Canada National Women’s Soccer Team. From there, she went on to be the youngest goal-scorer with the senior national team in Canadian history at the age of 15. Kara was a Pan Am athlete in 2007, and represented Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Teams. Following an injury, Kara retired at age 24 but recently announced she would resume training and is optimistic that she will be able to return to the soccer field for the 2015 World Cup, which will take place in Canada.
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