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, ACE is here to help and support you. Here is a menu of services and resources available to you.


Pivot is an athlete workshop aiming to provide Team USA athletes with tools, techniques, and support to help maximize their performance in life beyond elite athletic competition. Facilitated by sports psychologists and professional career transition specialists, groups of up to 16 athletes are guided through a day-and-half workshop, followed by monthly video conference sessions.

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If you are exploring life beyond competitive sport or don’t know where to start post-retirement, ACE career coaches, with the support of the Adecco Group, are available and understand the challenges you will face. Comprised of retired world championship competitors and NCAA athletes, ACE certified career coaches guide athletes to achieve their personal and professional goals in and beyond sport. Connect with an ACE career coach for one-on-one career development guidance including career exploration, identity assessments, assistance with resumes, cover letters, interviews, networking and employer connections.

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ACE athletes are eligible for full tuition scholarships through USOPC sponsor DeVry University. Athletes can complete their undergraduate education or explore graduate degree programs through Keller Graduate School of Management. To find a program for you, learn more by visiting

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. 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 to learn more about available programs. Learn more.


Grow your professional network through the ACE Mentor Network. Connect with industry professionals for informational interviews via video conference sessions. Get advice from fellow Team USA athletes on how to navigate life beyond the playing field.

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