Recent & Upcoming Events

* * * The USMC Sports Leadership Academy continues to assess the impact of the COVID-19 virus in various areas and in consultation with public health officials has decided that all Built to Lead Clinics scheduled through May 30, 2020, will be postponed until summer or fall 2020, date still to be determined.

If you are already registered, you will automatically be registered for the new date and do not need to register again. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you at the clinics.* * *


11jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (Jacksonville, FL)Greenland park

11jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (Tampa, FL)Carrollwood Day School

17jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (Miami, FL)Ives Estates Park

18jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (Pensacola, FL)Ashton Brosnaham Athletic Park

18jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (NEW ORLEANS, LA)Hoss Memtsas Stadium

25jul9:00 am4:00 pmFOOTBALL (Birmingham, AL)Legion Field

25jul9:00 pm4:00 pmSoccer (Nashville, TN)Williamson County Soccer Complex


08aug9:00 am4:00 pmWrestling (Columbus, OH)Olentangy Liberty High School

The USMC Sports Leadership Academy combines the rigor of athletic development with the character building of America’s finest leaders – The United States Marines

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USMC Sports Leadership Academy events are free to attend and open to high school athletes/students. The clinics provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn and improve fundamentals and skill instruction, and engage in leadership training from the United States Marine Corps.

Each participant receives:

  • Free t-shirt
  • Free lunch
  • Free event goodie bag

The difference-maker in your game will be learning to lead. The leadership principles used by the United States Marines are some of the most effective you will ever learn. You will think of yourself differently and the impact you have on you and your teammates could be dramatic.  USMC events are free but you must register below. For high school athletes/students.

Registering multiple athletes/students? You MUST use different email addresses for each athlete/ student.

“Thanks for putting on this excellent program and for sharing the pictures. Joshua was challenged, learned a lot, and had fun!”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Columbus)

“Justin Callahan was in attendance and from the pictures it looks like a great turnout. Justin wishes to join the Marines after graduation and he’s glad he was able to participate.”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Columbus)

“Westland wrestlers would like to thank you and the other volunteers that hosted 4/29/17. The young men really enjoyed the experience. All agreed it was hard, but fun. All were glad they attended.”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Columbus)

“I can not thank you, the United States Marines and all the coaches a huge thank you! My son loved your camp today!!!! It was extremely challenging and wonderful for him at the same time!!! Thank you!!! I hope and pray that you come back again next year! Thank you for everyone’s time and talents!”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Columbus)

“I just wanted to thank you for the great opportunity that you and your team provided the wrestlers this past weekend at Trinity. I talked to a few of my wrestlers this morning and they really enjoyed the training.”

Coach at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Hartford)

“Today I attended the Hartford wrestling session ran by Marines, the head coach of Trinity university, Trinity wrestlers, and other great coaches. I learned a lot from the Marines today such as leadership skills, and what the Marines are all about in general. I’m glad I took the opportunity to come to this camp and better myself, not only in wrestling but in physical fitness and ways to become a better person. Thank you.”

Athlete at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Hartford)

“Thank you again for bringing the USMC Wrestling Leadership Academy to Upper St. Clair High School. My son really enjoyed it and I think all of the wrestlers that attended had a great experience. I hope that you will bring this back again! Please thank all of the other individuals from your group that helped coordinate the day, as well.”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Wrestling (Pittsburgh)

“My daughter Sydney really enjoyed the academy. Thank you for offering this opportunity to our SC youth. The way you matched up the girls was effective. I felt my daughter’s group members were all about the same ability level so the training looked fairly well-balanced. It was a great day, with great people and great gifts too! Thank you and we hope to do it again next year!”

Parent at USMC Sports Leadership Academy - Volleyball (Spartanburg)