Athletes retired from sport, and considering retirement, often feel a grand sense of loss. A loss of identity, a loss of community, support and camaraderie; a loss of personal validation, a loss of direction and purpose. The ACE Pivot Program, held April 18-19 in Colorado Springs, works to assist Team USA athletes in rebuilding their athlete […]
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 you look to enter into the next chapter of your life, VISA’s Olympians & Paralympians Development Program will empower you to hone your talent, potential, and unique leadership skill set in a business setting. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the 1-2 year program combines six-month diversified work rotations, with unrivaled training and […]
It’s that time again. Filing taxes can be overwhelming for athletes with multiple sources of income. Check out the resources below and reach out for help! USOPC Athlete Financial Wellness Page – resources for filing taxes, including a “tax cheat sheet,” self-employment expense guide and even free tax preparation sessions for athletes in the CO […]
Athletes’ Touch, a growing exclusive membership community is scouting for an accomplished Captain of Membership On-Boarding (CMOB) to support their next stage of growth. This is one of a kind position for a confident, outgoing team-player who is looking for more meaning in their career and existence. We are looking for a high-quality candidate (either […]
Classroom Champions is a leading Not-for-Profit organization in the Sports and Education industry founded by Olympian Steve Mesler. If you are a dynamic leader who is looking for an opportunity to showcase your operational skills by overseeing a complex enterprise’s human resources, finances and marketing strategies then apply NOW. If you enjoy managing people, operations […]
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is hiring! See below for details: Manager, Classification: The Manager, Classification will lead national classification activities in support of Paralympic sport NGBs/HPMOs. The Manager will work directly in collaboration with division leadership and other relevant sport performance staff to administer and implement the U.S. Paralympics National Classification […]
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 24 Team USA Scholarship applications are open now for current and retired Team USA athletes. To enroll in the March 2020 session (classes begin Mar 2), applications must be submitted by February 24 at 11:59pm MST. Apply For A Tuition Scholarship Today
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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.