A Players’ Mentor provides lifestyle support and advice. The Players’ Mentor is not an agent or a coach: he/she will look after the player’s best interests and personal development only. He/she will help players to manage their commitments (e.g. sport, studies and/or work) and encourage them to develop as a confident and organised individual.
He/she is usually a retired basketball player that achieved the highest level. He/she understands the complexity of a professional basketball career and can guide players to achieve success. The Players’ Mentor works with players to consider schedules, demands and to identify potential challenges and how these may be resolved. A dual career can be stressful; your Players’ Mentor can work with you to help sporting and non-sporting commitments work together rather than against each other.