The Trust was founded on six pillars identified as integral to former player’s successful transition, these six pillars are:
Brain & Body
A former NFL player’s health is the starting point for a successful transition to life after football. The Trust's Brain and Body program is designed to assess health needs and provide world-class medical care.
The Trust provides career services and counseling for players transitioning out of the NFL. A focus on career interests and obtaining employment are key for a successful transition.
Degree completion and vocational training are critical opportunities for a successful transition for former players – which is why The Trust's education pillar includes a scholarship fund.
It's important for former players to understand what their future looks like with respect to their finances. The Trust provides assistance ranging from financial education to planning and management.
It's key that former players redefine their “normal.” This begins with identifying and establishing changes in mindset, performance, recovery and nutrition that will lead to a healthy, post-career lifestyle.
Providing opportunities to communicate peer-to-peer about their transition from professional football is an essential part of developing and educating former players, both socially and emotionally.