keeping athletes moving forward




Ready to take the next step in your post-sports journey? Sign up now to join our guidance group and start shaping your future beyond athletics.

Are you an athlete navigating the transition out of sports and into the next chapter of your life? Whether you're retiring or exploring new career opportunities, our guidance group is here to support you every step of the way.

What We Offer: Expert Guidance: Learn from professionals who specialize in career transition and personal development for athletes.

Peer Support: Connect with fellow athletes who are also transitioning, share experiences, and build a supportive network.

Tailored Advice: Receive personalized advice and resources to help you identify career paths, develop new skills, and set achievable goals.

Who Should Join: Athletes preparing for retirement or exploring career changes. Individuals seeking to leverage their athletic experience in new ventures. Coaches and mentors supporting athletes in transition

Welcome to Athlete Guidance Groups™,

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to athletes from all walks of life who have transitioned out of competitive sports and are seeking guidance, support, and community as they navigate this new chapter of their lives.

Whether you were a professional athlete, a collegiate competitor, or simply someone who enjoyed sports as a hobby, you are welcome here.We understand that the transition out of sports can be both exciting and challenging. It's a time of change, growth, and new opportunities, but it can also bring feelings of loss, uncertainty, and identity shift.

That's why we've created this community – to provide a supportive space where athletes can come together to share their experiences, support one another, and discover new pathways to fulfillment and success beyond the world of sports.No matter where you are on your journey, you are not alone.

Our diverse community of athletes includes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, but we are all united by our shared love of sports and our desire to thrive in life after competition.In our guidance groups, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow athletes who understand the unique challenges you may be facing.

You'll have access to resources, tools, and strategies to help you navigate the transition with confidence and clarity. And most importantly, you'll find a supportive and empathetic community that celebrates your achievements, acknowledges your struggles, and uplifts you every step of the way.We understand the importance of addressing mental health, physical health, and athlete identity in the transition out of sports.

That's why our guidance groups are here to help you navigate these aspects of your journey, drawing inspiration from the award-winning book "Always An Athlete." Through guided discussions, activities, and reflections, we will explore how the insights from the book can inform and empower us as we navigate this new chapter of our lives.

Whether you're exploring new career opportunities, seeking to maintain your physical and mental well-being, or simply looking for a sense of camaraderie and connection, Athlete Guidance Groups is here to support you on your journey.We invite you to join us and become a part of our vibrant community of athletes.

Together, we'll embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and chart a course toward a bright and fulfilling future beyond the playing field.

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“I am really thankful there was a group of athletes that I could lean on during this transition. I felt less lonely and by the end of our cohort- more empowered”
Jenna O

shifting gears

Dr Jen Welter

First Female Coach in NFL
Sport Psychologist
PHD Sports Psychology Author and Motivational Speaker

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Jenné felt her own environment and support system change and struggled after retiring— and with a simple bike ride she identified that there was more - not only for her life but for all athletes in sport. We talk about being ready with personal work ethic and hustle when the lights and cameras turn on- but what happens when they turn off?

This book outlines the long climb that athletes face at every level of their journey. It identifies that there are real struggles that come after the game ends - no matter what level athletes achieve. More people need to be talking about mental health in sports. During and after. More people need to discuss the real challenges that athletes face when they are no longer in an environment that fosters community and belonging. Let’s not only talk about this problem but create solutions and systems to support athletes…like a fun bike ride!

“Above all, cycling is fun. It can be a great way to get outside, spend time with friends or even one’s regular teammates on another sports team”
Bill Walton, UCLA and NBA Basketball Legend

“Everybody always does a golf outing, but you can only get so many people involved in that because not everybody plays. And I wanted everybody to be able to participate. And what does everybody know how to do? Ride a bicycle! It’s fun and it’s good exercise. A lot of times when people are riding a bike, they don’t even realize that they’re exercising. So doing that was a no-brainer to me.”

Bo Jackson,
NFL Pro Bowler, MLB Allstar