ACE (Athlete Career and Education) more

To enroll in the USOPC's Athlete Career and Education Program: Please complete this registration form to gain access to an array of personal, professional and educational development support and resources. Within a week of submitting this form, a member of the athlete services team will reach out with more information. Please visit TeamUSA.org/ACE or contact ACE@usopc.org if you have any questions.

Education Opportunities and Grants more

The USOPC's Athlete Services awards over $500 thousand annually to Team USA athletes for education in the form of tuition grants. The Team USA Tuition Grants are intended to encourage athletes to further their education in preparation for lifelong career goals by defraying a portion of athletes

Mental Health Resources more

As part of our mission, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is committed to promoting sustained well-being for Team USA athletes. More than ever, it is critical that the USOPC empower those who are in need to seek mental health assistance, while proactively delivering mental health resources and services. At the USOPC, we believe that competitive excellence and well-being work hand in hand, and at their best, reinforce one another. That is why we created the athlete services division in February 2019, to advance the support and resources available to Team USA athletes

Grievances and Concerns more

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds' primary role is to provide cost-free, independent and confidential advice to elite athletes on all sport-related rules, policies and processes, and to assist in the resolution of athlete concerns and disputes. The team at the office of the athlete ombuds carries out this role with particular attention to the independence and confidentiality of our advice and our availability to assist all athletes without judgement or bias.

Click here for more information. Elite and emerging elite athletes should always feel free to contact our office for more information.

Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI)

For each team, there will be two evaluation periods in 2022: January and July. USA Team Handball shall send the ranking mentioned below to the USOPC Sport Performance Manager by January 30th and July 31st before changes to the roster can be made. If subsequent changes are made, a new ranking must be sent to the USOPC Sport Performance Manager before changes can be approved.

Women’s National Team:

  • A total of 8 slots will be offered to members of the Women’s National Team who are actively training and competing. In selecting athletes to be members of the Team, the Women’s National Team Selection Committee (WNTSC) shall include at least 33% athlete representation. National Team Athletes are ranked by the Women’s National Team Staff based on commitment to the National Team program and future competitive potential. EAHI slots will be awarded in rank order as set by the National Team Staff. The ranking shall be reviewed, for approval, by the CEO, High Performance Manager and a non-conflicted elected Athlete Representative.
  • Should an athlete decline her slot it may be awarded to the next ranked athlete up to the 14th ranked female when considered in the total ranking.
  • Should there be any available EAHI slots left after all eligible athletes have either accepted or declined, those slots will remain unused.

Men’s National Team:

  • A total of 8 slots will be offered to members of the Men’s National Team who are actively training and competing. In selecting athletes to be members of the Team, the Men’s National Team Selection Committee (MNTSC) shall include at least 33% athlete representation. National Team Athletes are ranked by the Men’s National Team Staff based on commitment to the National Team program and future competitive potential. EAHI slots will be awarded in rank order as set by the National Team Staff. The ranking shall be reviewed, for approval, by the CEO, High Performance Manager, and a non-conflicted elected Athlete Representative.
  • Should an athlete decline his slot it may be awarded to the next ranked athlete up to the 14th ranked male when considered in the total ranking.
  • Should there be any available EAHI slots left after all eligible athletes have either accepted or declined, those slots will remain unused.