Everytown for Gun Safety is seeking elite athletes to join its athletic membership council. As a council member, athletes will serve a one-year term, renewable upon mutual agreement; receive professional development; and participate in a series of engagement projects. Learn more.
Life Beyond the Track
It's never too early to get your post-track and field career started. While as an athlete you must be very focused on training, nutrition, rest and competition, it is also important to remember that our window of time to be a world-class athlete is relatively short. Start preparing for your future today.
Here are some resources to get you started:
- AAC's Business of Track & Field Program: AAC Treasurer and Director of Professionalism Lauryn Williams puts on monthly webinars covering topics like making a budget, planning for taxes, working with an agent and more.
- AthleteBiz: AthleteBiz is dedicated to empowering pro track & field athletes who are motivated to be "complete professionals." AthleteBiz can help you with marketing, fundraising, career development and more.
- USOC Athlete Career Education (ACE) Program: The USOC ACE Program provides elite athletes with career, education and life skills resources to support athletic goals and facilitate a successful transition to post-elite competition careers.
- Athletes for Hope: Athletes 4 Hope is a non-profit that works to connect athletes with their local community. Volunteering is a great way to give back and to make good connections in your community!
The latest opportunities "beyond the track:"
As a member of Team USA, you can earn a degree and are eligible for a full tuition scholarship through DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management. DeVry offers 40+ degree programs including business, technology, entrepreneurship, and healthcare, available online or in-person at over 30 locations nationwide. ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY** Athletes must have competed/participated […]
The USOPC’s Athlete Career Education program (ACE) is offering free enrollment in General Assembly’s Discover Social Media course for any athlete who is interested. This is a 5-hour hour course intended to teach the foundational skills needed to establish a social media presence. This course contains 18 lessons on topics including social media strategy, social […]
November 14-15 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USOPC’s Athlete Career Education (ACE) program is hosting a Pivot Workshop from November 14-15 for retiring and retired athletes looking for their next steps. Athletes have found it very useful to discuss issues (personal, work, school, etc.) and receive resources to help them make that difficult transition out […]
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In the second edition of the ACE Business Startup Workshop, ACE supporters Eric and Liz Gasser will host up to 20 Team USA entrepreneurs in San Diego, Cali. from October 21 – October 23. The workshop is ideal for athletes developing new business ventures and looking for tools to successfully launch and grow their companies. This year’s program features […]
Through the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Athlete Career Education (ACE) Program, GreenFig Micro Education Inc. is offering scholarships for a limited number of Team USA athletes to the following programs. What the programs entail: Live, Interactive Online Sessions Tuesday & Thursday, 4 to 7pm PT September 3 to December 5, 2019 APPLICATION DEADLINE: […]
The USOC’s ACE Pivot Program helps athletes who are recently retired or currently exploring retirement better understand themselves and how to navigate the pivot to their next challenge in life following elite sport. The program creates a community of fellow athletes each struggling with transition the support and space to openly discuss the emotional and mental challenges […]
The International Olympic Committee introduced the new Athlete 365 Career+ Games Operational Experience program for the Lausanne 2020 – Winter Youth Olympic Games. This initiative aims to provide an opportunity for retired elite athletes who wish to pursue a career in the field of sports administration and Games operations or coaching by directly supporting the […]
GET PAID WHILE YOU LEARN TO CODE – APPLICATIONS OPEN! LAMBDA SCHOOL LIVING STIPENDS AVAILABLE FOR RETIRED OLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS The USOPC’s Athlete Career Education program (ACE) is offering five retired Olympians or Paralympians the opportunity to attend Lambda School and receive a living stipend of up to $13,500 while they learn to code. Students will receive […]