Support for Sport: Various websites for athletes
Career workshop for former student-athletes to help identify the skills they’ve learned through their sport experience and how to transfer them to the workforce. The focus of this workshop includes leadership, communication, problem solving skills, and organization.
This program operates through the IOC and has available programs for athletes in career and financial counseling.
After the Impact- Veterans and Legends
This residential treatment facility is available to former professional athletes and veterans who are seeking assistance with behavioral and mental health, PTSD, TBI, addiction, and preventative health.
Merging Vets & Players
MVP aims to bring together a family of support for veterans and former professional athletes to help them in their time of transition to retirement. A 30-minute group workout kicks of the weekly meeting, which is followed by an hour and fifteen minute long support group session (“the huddle”) where stories are shared amongst group members to help empower members to be “proud of their scars.”
“MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by connecting them after the uniform comes off; providing them with a new team to assist with transition, promote personal development, and show them they are never alone.”
Professional Athletes Foundation
This support organization provides former athletes with a variety of resources to aid in any challenges they face post-retirement and helps create opportunities for their members. They provide assistance with finances, education, addiction, mental and physical health, family counseling, and more.
University of Michigan- Life After Sports Initiative
Even though it is connected with one university, this resource shares material on topics such as “finding a new normal”, “the athlete identity in retirement”, “transition out of sport: a foundation for wellness”, and more.
This page was created as a resource for those preparing to retire from their sport or for those who have been retired and are looking for support in navigating life without sport. You will find information on how to find mental health providers, learn how to navigate insurance, read articles normalizing life after sport experiences, access resources for how to translate skills used in sport into the real world setting, among other helpful tools.
Life After Professional Sport (LAPS)
The ultimate careers resource platform offering advice, networking and job opportunities for future, current and former elite athletes. LAPS can help you decide what career will suit you best after sport, give you support and advice preparing your CV and interview technique, and put you directly in touch with employers specifically looking to recruit former sports professionals just like you.
Career After Sport- Julie Schladitz
“As an athlete you wouldn’t dream of approaching a game or performance without a plan. In the same way, you now need to plan and prepare for your life after sport – to ensure that you keep winning. Our selection of career transition packages will ensure that you stay on top of your game in the next phase of your life. I’m an expert in career transition for athletes with more than 25 years’ experience and have helped top athletes in various sports to be successful beyond sport. My unique career after sport packages are tailored to your needs to help you define and succeed in your after-career.”
NCAA After the Game Career Center
The NCAA After the Game Career Center is designed to connect companies with former student-athletes seeking entry-level, midcareer and executive positions across diverse professions, industries and locations. Former college athletes are focused, educated, diverse — and ready to thrive in individual and team environments. College sports shape the skills of participants and strengthen workplace-ready attributes such as communication, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking.
This service is free and exclusive to former student-athletes who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility.
NexGoal is a corporate recruiting firm placing former athletes and job seekers with the athlete mindset in positions with our corporate clients. Our experienced staff – comprised of former athletes – works with our corporate clients to place talent nationwide. We fill positions ranging from junior-level to executive level, and our clients span a variety of industries that include manufacturing, healthcare technology and many more industries.
Crossing the Line: Supporting Athletes
Crossing the Line (CTL) is a registered charity and offers a confidential, independent service where the sporting community can share their stories and receive expert advice and information on mental health, wellbeing and transitioning to life after sport. Services include: addiction recovery, career counseling, financial planning, mental health counseling
Ready Set Launch- Jason Levin
Let’s talk about you and your career goals and the types of careers for former athletes that are available today.
From high-school to college to the professional ranks, your athletic career has been a journey. You committed hours and hours each day to practice, so you could perform at your best. Your ability to prepare for every scenario will serve you well in your next step.
Engaging a career coach can help you develop ideas on your athlete career transition and understand how to position yourself for a career in an office. Together, we will:
- Define your career interests
- clarify your strategy to achieve goals
- build an intentional approach to your relationships
- articulate an actionable plan
- work to execute the plan
Athletes Soul is a non-profit organization founded and run by former athletes. Its mission is to support athletes as they transition away from sports, raise awareness about the challenges of athletic retirement and encourage athletes to develop beyond sports. It offers educational resources, transition/career coaching, and networking to support athletes before, during and after their retirement from sports. Services are available for free to athletes from all sports and all levels (high school to Olympians). More information at www.athletesssoul.org.
Founded by former college athletes, Athlete Network is the #1 engagement platform for current and alumni athletes. With the mission of helping athletes advance after their playing days through community, internships, and careers, Athlete Network began by partnering with companies and graduate schools to connect them more efficiently with this elite network of athletes that positively impact their goals and naturally fit into their organization’s culture.
PACC The Pro Network
Our mission is to provide an environment of prosperity and success through quality business relationships between certified business professionals, professional athletes, celebrity entertainment professionals and military for networking, strategic partnerships, career and educational opportunities. Stevens’s company, PACC Pro, offers advice to athletes on how to transition into the business world. It is a membership-based marketplace and a vetted network that connects the sports, entertainment, military and business communities. PACC provides mentorship, resources and support to help athletes break the boundary between professional sports, military, entertainment, and the business world.