Athlete Career and Education

ATHLETE RETIREMENT

Resources for Athletes Managing Life After Elite Competitive Sport

Whether you are currently retired from your respective sport, or thinking about what life beyond being a world class athlete will look like, USOPC-ACE is here to help and support you. Here is a menu of services and resources available to you.

Athlete Pivot Groups

The Athlete Services Pivot Groups support Team USA athletes faced with unique transitions including, but not limited to: managing feelings after not qualifying for the Games, finding purpose after sport, mentally recovering from injuries, supporting a family while training, and more. These groups are a place for Team USA athletes to connect with one another and find commonalities, understanding, and mutual support.

In addition to holding space for athletes to connect with one another, USOPC Athlete Services will provide updates about available athlete resources.

To register or request more information, contact AthletePivot@usopc.org.

Athlete Career Coaching

If you are exploring life beyond competitive sport or don’t know where to start post-retirement, ACE career coaches are available and understand the challenges you will face.  Comprised of world championship competitors and NCAA Division I athletes, career coaches work with you 1:1 to guide you to a successful transition out of elite sport competition and to achieve your goals beyond sport.  Contact ACE Career Coach Terris Tiller at Terris.Tiller@usopc.org to start building your plan for life beyond competitive sport.

Career Development

ACE offers support to Team USA athletes, helping develop their professional skills for a future career. Connect with ACE career coaches for one-on-one guidance, job search and application help (including assistance with resumes, cover letters, interviews, and "thank you" letters), and links to potential jobs and job recruiters.

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Education

Contact ace.edu@usopc.org for more info

USOPC | ACE Tuition Grants

ACE awards over $100,000 annually to Team USA athletes for education in the form of tuition grants. Grant applications are made available every spring and fall on the tuition grants webpage. Retired Olympians and Paralympians are eligible for grant awards, regardless of when they last competed. Learn more.

Continuing Education Programs

ACE connects with institutions of higher education to provide additional continuing education opportunities for Team USA athletes including the Dartmouth Tuck School of Business Next Step: Transition to Business. Contact ace.edu@usopc.org to learn more about available programs. Learn more.