Teammate Assistance Program

We help our teammates when they need it most

Michigan Football tradition is built on teamwork created from the selfless dedication of every player and coach which is why we created the Teammate Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is the first line of support we offer to our former teammates who are facing medical, career, legal, financial, and/or mental health challenges. If you are facing a hardship or know of a former football alumni who needs help, please reach out today, using the links below.
Being part of a team means looking after one another, and helping one another when we need help most. If you find yourself in a financial position to lift others up, please consider donating to the TAP Fund. Your contribution, regardless of size, has a significant impact on our ability to continue to support our brotherhood in this way.

How Does It Work?

TAP asks you to join the TAP Network. As a member, you’ll be one of the people we contact when one of our teammates needs help, the kind of help you can provide.

The TAP Network is not limited to former players and coaches. Anyone can be a TAP Network member.

Growing our TAP Network by adding caring people with diverse abilities in various geographic locations will help keep our Michigan Brothers strong.

We’re looking for people with a wide range of knowledge, abilities, and talents, from various disciplines, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Mental health
  • Social services
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Wellness checks

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”

-Rudyard Kipling

Get Confidential Help

TAP provides confidential assistance and support to eligible FAM members as a result of medical, financial, or mental health conditions.

I Need Help

If you’re a former Michigan player who needs help, please click here so we can help you.

My Teammate Needs Help

Know a teammate in need, but is just too proud to ask? TAP provides a confidential way to tell us.

How You Can Help

Even small gestures go a long way.


If you know of a member of our Team in need, speak up for them.


Join the TAP Network. Donate your time and talents to keep our Michigan Football brothers healthy and strong.


Your fully tax-deductible donations to the TAP Fund help us keep the Michigan Football Alumni healthy and strong.

Privacy Matters

TAP prides itself on being a confidential support, so the information you share will be collected with the utmost discretion whether you are reaching out for support for yourself or others.