Sidelined USA
Reuniting sidelined athletes with their passions


a meaningful way forward

What is Sidelined USA?

A growing number of student-athletes are unable to continue to compete in their sport due to career-ending injuries, health conditions, or repeat concussions. They’ve been locked out of their passions due to circumstances outside of their control.

Sidelined USA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which exists to reunite permanently-sidelined athletes with their passions and equips them to find a meaningful way forward through resources, connection, and new pursuits.

Sidelined USA inspires permanently-sidelined athletes to face the obstacle imposed on them, adapt, and overcome. Additionally, our team engages in educational and advocacy initiatives to raise awareness for improved after-care of medically disqualified athletes.

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14-32% of all competitive athletes are forced to retire due to career-ending injuries
— Allison & Meyer, 1988; Werther & Orlick, 1986

“Athletes that suffer career-ending injuries go through particularly challenging decisions as they process their injury and what it means for them moving forward. Sidelined provides crucial support to these athletes . . . [and] can make a huge difference in how well the athlete is able to cope with their injury.”
— Ryan D. Wilkinson, EdD, ATC, CSCS - Assoc. Prof. of Athletic Training, Trinity University - President, Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association

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