Sidelined USA
Reuniting sidelined athletes with their passions

Sidelined Athletes

Have you been medically forced to discontinue competition in sport?

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We are ready to help you take the next steps forward. Sidelined USA is a non-profit organization that exists to reunite permanently-sidelined athletes with their passions and inspire them to find a meaningful way forward through resources, connection, and new pursuits. Learn more below.


As you likely know, losing the ability to compete in the sport you love is devastating. Are you struggling internally with having to give up competition in sport? Perhaps you feel alone, depressed, like you have lost a part of who you are. Maybe you are finding it difficult to move forward without your sport. We get it. Take a look at our research-based articles to help you experience a healthy adjustment and psychological recovery. You'll gain practical tools to help you find a meaningful way forward and hear what sports psychologists have to offer to help you through your transition. Below we have linked a few articles and that are a good starting point. Click here to view all our articles. 



As a sidelined athlete, you're not alone! Ever wish you could talk to other sidelined athletes who understand what you're going through? Sidelined USA creates spaces for sidelined athletes to come together as a community and engage with one another. We have an online connection group done over Facebook where sidelined athletes can share experiences, reach out for support, and interact with others who are also sidelined. Maybe you don't feel like talking to someone but you'd like to hear another sidelined athlete's story? We also conduct interviews with sidelined athletes who share their inspiring stories and offer advice to sidelined athletes like you!


New Pursuits

At Sidelined USA we help permanently-sidelined student-athletes find new fulfillment and adapt to their new reality in a meaningful way. Finding an alternate way to stay involved with your sport, or with sports in general, can provide an outlet to stay connected to the things that matter most to you.

Sports Photography, Sports Journalism, Coaching, Sports P.A., Athletic Training are just a few ideas. We encourage you to explore the options and try something out!

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Reach out to Sidelined USA

We are here for you. We can understand what you are going through because we've been there ourselves. We'd love to make ourselves available to listen to your story and support you in any way that we can. Fill out the form below and tell us about your story. 

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