Sidelined USA
Reuniting sidelined athletes with their passions
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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 non-profit organization that exists to reunite these permanently-sidelined athletes with their passions and inspire them to find a meaningful way forward through resources, connection, and mentorships.

Contact

contact@sidelinedusa.org
☎ (312) 350-3326


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

“1.35 million youths a year have sports injuries”
— USA Today, 2012

“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 - Associate Professor of Athletic Training Trinity University - President-Elect Great Lakes Athletic Trainers Association

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