Tackle What's Next Summit

Are you an athlete searching for what’s next in your life? Don’t know where to turn or how to figure out your next career after sports?

The transition from sport to what’s next can be isolating and challenging for everyone. You may struggle with things as simple as finding a new routine or grapple with how to find your next passion.

Do you work with athletes?

You may have athlete clients, co-workers or friends that don’t know where to turn, or you may want to be a positive support system for them during their transition.

Are you a company looking for employees with the built-in skillsets to make your team better?

Athletes have valuable attributes that businesses need to grow, like leadership, adaptability, determination and teamwork.

Start here.

The Tackle What’s Next Summit is a must-attend event for athletes, sports executives, and corporations to learn more about how to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of athlete career transition.

Learn how to find your next passion outside of sports.

Network with key influencers, executives and businesses that can help get you where you want to go.


Identify your skills that are valuable to a business or a community organization.


Understand the opportunities that are available to you.


Grow and build your next career.

Upcoming Events


Tackle What’s Next Summit: Super Bowl LIV

January 30th, 2020 | 12-7pm

12:00 – 1:00pm: Check-In, Network with Key Influencers
1:00 – 1:05pm: Welcome
1:05- 1:20pm: Keynote: Networking 101
1:20 – 2:00pm: Mastering the Career Transition
Powered by Players Point Studios
2:00-2:20pm: Networking Break
2:20-2:30pm: TBA Presentation
2:30 – 3:10pm: Preparing for the Mindset Change
Powered by LF Consulting
3:10-3:30pm: Networking Break
3:30-3:40pm: TBA Presentation
3:40 – 4:20pm: The Xs and Os of Financial Planning
Powered by A Frugal Athlete
4:20-4:40pm: Networking Break
4:40 – 4:50pm: TBA Presentation
4:50 – 5:30pm: Let Philanthropy Enhance Your Brand
Powered by Tackle What Matters
5:30 – 7:00pm: Networking Cocktail with Key Influencers

April 6, 2020 – Atlanta, GA

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July 12, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA

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October 2020 – New York, NY

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Sponsorship opportunities are available!

For more info, please contact danielle@tacklewhatsnext.com.


Past Events

Transitioning Your Career: From Athlete to Entrepreneur

In partnership with Startup Grind Baltimore and Baltimore Innovation Week

October 10, 2019 | 5pm – 8:30pm

5:00pm Happy Hour with U.S. Commercial Service
6:30pm Announcements/Introductions
6:45pm Panel Discussion
7:30pm Q & A
7:45pm Networking and Goodbyes


Tackle What’s Next Summit: Washington, D.C.

September 23rd, 2019 | 12-7:30pm

12:00pm – 12:50pm: Check In & Networking with Key Influencers
12:50pm – 12:55pm: Welcome – Danielle Berman, Founder, Tackle What’s Next
12:55pm – 1:20pm: Turn Your Athletic Advantage Into Business Success
1:20pm – 2:10pm: Winning the Game of Life After Sports 
2:20pm – 2:40pm: Pitching Your Playbook: An introduction to creating compelling business narratives
2:45pm – 3:35pm: Planning for a Healthy Future
3:40pm – 4:30pm: Teaming up with Your Community
4:30pm – 5:20pm: Fireside Chat with NFLPA DC Retired Players Chapter Leaders
5:30pm – 7:30pm: MNF Pre-Game Networking Cocktail with NFLPA Retired Players Chapter Members