Danielle: My main roadblock was finding a good agent to work with. Originally, I had signed with a big agency who represented girls I had watched playing in the Olympics which was really exciting. However, after a few months, I realized the agent was more in it for himself rather than what I wanted in a contract. Luckily, after speaking with him, he let me out of the contract early.
I think it’s important to get to know the people you are working with and have open communication about what you’re looking for overseas. That way you give yourself the best chance to succeed.
Jazmine: A big challenge for me was coming from the off-season after my senior year in America. I had to learn how to eat and stay healthy and maintain my fitness on my own without a coach or trainer telling me what to do all the time. That took some time. It was definitely an adjustment. I had to work really hard on that before my first contract. Over the last few seasons, I’ve definitely learned a lot about how foods affect my body. This has been a great help in learning how to fuel my body for better workouts and life in general.