Career and Education

LIFE AFTER SPORT

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.

The upcoming Pivot Program will be available in-person or virtually. The in-person cohort will meet for a 4-day retreat this Fall, with specific details to be announced this summer. The virtual cohort will meet via Zoom for 8 Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm MT, beginning on June 7th and running through July 26th.

Express interest in the in-person Pivot Program. | Register for the virtual Pivot Program.

For questions regarding the in-person or virtual Pivot Program offerings, e-mail athletepivot@usopc.org.

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.

Education

USOPC | Tuition Grants

We award 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

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 ace.edu@usopc.org for more information on these and other education opportunities. Learn more.