Career and Education


Whether you are currently retired from your respective sport or thinking about what life beyond being a world class athlete will look like, we are here to help and support you.

Pivot Program

Athletes retiring or considering retiring from sport often feel a grand sense of loss, of identity, community, support, camaraderie, personal validation, direction, and purpose. The Pivot Program works to assist Team USA athletes in exploring values, reframing identity, understanding transitions and the emotions that come with change, and rediscovering self and purpose through meaningful discussions. Throughout the calendar year, the Athlete Services and Psychological Services team will host both virtual and in-person Pivot programs. Specific details about each program will be announced on the website and in the Athletes Services

Career Coaching & Development

If you are exploring life beyond competitive sport and are not sure where to start post-retirement, our career coaches are available and understand the challenges you will face. We work with you 1:1 to guide you successfully through the transition to achieve your goals beyond sport. Our career coaches are available to assist throughout the hiring process, from helping you to find a job to helping you craft the perfect resume and cover letter and, ultimately, to acing the interview and landing the role.

Register to learn more about career coaching and development.


Team USA Tuition Grants

USOPC Athlete Services awards over $600,000 annually to Team USA athletes for education in the form of tuition grants. Eligible Team USA athletes may receive up to $4,500 per calendar year and may request funding on a rolling basis. Athlete eligibility includes:

  • All U.S. Olympians and Paralympians
  • Team USA athlete who represented the U.S. in elite, international competition within the past two (2) seasons
  • Athletes demonstrate financial need
  • Athletes are not under a suspension or period of ineligibility—temporarily or otherwise—from USADA, WADA, the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the USOPC, an NGB, an HPMO or International Federation
  • Learn more and apply via the tuition grant webpage.

    Continuing Education Programs

    We connect 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 for more information on these and other education opportunities. Learn more.