Founded by military veterans and former collegiate athletes, Athletes of Valor's mission is to support transitioning servicemen and women from service to career by leveraging the power of collegiate sports.
Bridging the Gap
50%of veterans graduate from college
- Lack support structure and resources
- Struggle to relate with and trust peers
- Difficulty finding a purpose
85%of collegiate athletes graduate from college
- Regimented, busy schedules, powerful network of resources
- Spend majority of time with teammates — eat, sleep, study, train together
- Work as a unit, held to a high standard
Over 1 million servicemen and women will transition over the next four years. Our streamlined program provides veterans the camaraderie, structure and trust they need to succeed in school and in life.
How It Works
Transition Empowered by Sport
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- Publish your profile
- Browse and connect with college coaches
Recruit America's Veterans
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- Complete your coach and school profile
- Browse and connect with athletes
Employ America's Veterans
You are interested in partnering with Athletes of Valor to provide meaningful employment opportunities to the men and women on our platform. You know the value that both military veterans and collegiate athletes bring to the workforce; we combined the two. Sign-up now and find your next best hire!
Support America's Veterans
You are excited and inspired by the mission of Athletes of Valor. You want to join our community and be a voice for our network. Sign-up now to stay up-to-date with us through monthly newsletters, events and initiatives. We are excited to have you join us!
Resilient Army Vet Takes Shot After Shot Til He Scores
Frustrated by the lack of consistency in his work and life, Julian Smith put his attempts at a
basketball career on hold to join the Army. With his newfound motivation and maturity, 26 year
old Smith found his place again on the court
Former Army Officer on How Teaming Up with Military Athletes is a Win-Win
David Smith coached the All-Army Basketball team for 4 years and brought 6 USA All-Armed
Forces teams around the world to face international opponents. Having now coached both
military and non-military players, he recognizes the value military veterans add to college athletics.