Athlete Benefits & Resources

We recognize that behind the competitive spirit of Team USA athletes are people striving to create well-rounded lives. We help support the whole athlete from the start of their career to their retirement and beyond through direct funds, programs and services that help them excel in their day-to-day lives, on and off the field of play. We are involved in everything from career and education, to financial and emotional well-being, to how athletes use their platform and more.

    Career & Education

    Whether actively competing or retired and looking for the next step, we offer Team USA athletes programs and services to achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives.

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      Continuing Education

      We grant over $800,000 annually in tuition grants to support Team USA athletes in their education goals. In-state tuition opportunities are available in California, Colorado and Utah.

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      Professional Development

      A variety of resources are available to Team USA athletes to grow skills to support career aspirations, including career coaching, networking, targeted workshops and more.

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      Life After Sport

      We want to help Team USA athletes prepare to take the next step toward the passions through opportunities to grow in self-awareness and build tools to support both in and out of sport.

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    Confidential Advising

    The Athlete Ombuds team offers Team USA athletes a safe place to seek confidential, independent, impartial advice and assistance with sport-related matters.

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      Team USA Athlete Ombuds

      Team USA athletes can contact the Athlete Ombuds team to help with understanding their rights, navigating policies and processes or finding resources and support.


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      Legal Aid Program

      Eligible Team USA athletes without sufficient financial means can seek aid for fees and costs associated with legal representation for sport-related claims within the Movement. 

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    Financial Support

    In addition to grants and assistance funds to support athletes' competitive excellence and well-being, we also offer education and tools for financial management.

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      Grants & Funding

      Team USA athletes can apply for tuition grants, training and travel grants, as well as a variety of assistance funds.

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      Financial Literacy

      We help Team USA athletes with tools and resources for financial management and planning to support their overall financial wellness.

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      Tax Support

      We offer tools for athletes specific to tax support, as well as for managing their monthly budget, sport expenses, and creating sponsorship packages.

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    Healthcare & Medical

    To achieve peak performance, Team USA athletes need access to cost-effective, premier healthcare. The USOPC is dedicated to helping athletes navigate the expansive healthcare system and providing comprehensive care and services.

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      Sports Medicine Clinics

      The USOPC operates three sports medicine clinics (Colorado Springs, CO, Lake Placid, NY and Chula Vista, CA) to support Team USA.

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      Athlete Healthcare

      The USOPC offers eligible athletes health insurance, a network of top-tier medical providers nationwide who provide specialty medical care and more.

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      Medical Assistance Fund

      The fund is used to pay for significant medically necessary or sport-related healthcare costs not covered by traditional resources.

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    Marketing & Promotion

    We know each Team USA athlete has a story to tell. The USOPC provides resources, education and programs to support Team USA athletes in building the personal brands and expanding marketing opportunities.

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      Athlete Marketing

      The USOPC athlete marketing team supports athletes with opportunities to advance financial earnings and marketing opportunities, as well as navigating the commercial environment.

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      Athlete Marketing Platform

      The Team USA Athlete Marketing Platform (AMP) is a digital marketplace that connects Team USA athletes directly with Team USA corporate partners to build, grow and monetize their brand value through paid opportunities.

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      Commercial Guidelines

      These guidelines are intended to assist athletes in understanding how they may work with commercial entities.

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    • Personal Branding Programs

      Take advantage of a variety of programs designed to help you create a powerful personal brand to share your story.

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    Mental Health & Mental Performance

    Taking care of your psychological health and well-being is a daily practice, and our psychological services team is uniquely positioned to support through mental health resources or optimizing your performance through mental skills training.

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      Mental Health

      Team USA athletes can work with our experienced licensed USOPC mental health providers or search the USOPC Mental Health Registry for external licensed mental health providers with expertise working with elite athletes.

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      Covered Support

      All outpatient mental health services for Team USA athletes enrolled in EAHI are covered by EAHI. Team USA athletes without EAHI have access to the Mental Health Assistance Fund to cover most of their mental health services.  

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      Mental Performance

      The USOPC offers eligible Team USA athletes access to internal and contracted providers who are credentialed in mental performance who integrate sport psychology and sport science expertise.

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      Mindfulness and Meditation Resources

      Team USA athletes can join virtual and in-person mindfulness practice sessions to learn to be aware, curious and open to their present experiences. Team USA athletes also have access to WellTrack Boost and Headspace Plus apps.

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    Training & Performance

    The USOPC offers a variety of world-class training and performance resources and facilities to enhance athletes’ ability to reach their full potential and excel on the world stage.

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      High Performance Programs

      The USOPC partners with NGBs to provide focused, applied and performance-impacting resources to athletes, including nutrition, physiology, strength and conditioning, and performance technology.

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      Training Centers

      The USOPC operates two Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers across the U.S. in Colorado Springs, CO and Lake Placid, N.Y.

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    Athlete Voice & Community

    Team USA athletes can connect with fellow athletes for support, questions and community building.

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      Alumni

      Connect with the community of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians through the U.S. Olympians & Paralympians Association.

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      Team USA Athletes' Commission

      The Team USA AC serves as the representative group and voice for Team USA athletes and can help navigate questions, concerns or feedback on any topic affecting Team USA athletes.

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