PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy will host a free wrestling clinic March 25 at South Philadelphia High School (2101 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148).

The USMC Sports Leadership Academy is a unique experience for athletes seeking skill training and leadership insights that go beyond the court and mat. These nationwide sports clinics offer the chance to enhance playing ability through instruction from some of the area’s best wrestling coaches as well as learn leadership from some of America’s best leaders, the United States Marines.

Participants will be immersed in the fundamentals of wrestling while being exposed to Marine-style leadership. Marine Corps Leadership Traits will be taught during short breakout sessions throughout the day and focus on how the sports skills learned on the mat relate to real world leadership challenges. Whether in the classroom or on the field of play, USMC Sports Leadership Academy attendees will experience the skills required to stand out among their peers.

Wrestling instruction will be provided by the area’s most accomplished coaches with support from Beat the Streets—Philadelphia, USA Wrestling, Police Athletic League Wrestling Club, and the Pennsylvania Olympic Regional Training Center. Clinicians will include Olympic trainees B.J. Futrell, Chase Pami, Dan Valimont, and Richard Perry. Former Marine Captain Juan Ramos will serve as head coach.

The Wrestling Academy begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. following the awards presentations and closing ceremony. All participants receive a USMC Sports Leadership Academy t-shirt and free lunch as well as a camp swag bag. The event is open to anyone between the age of 15 and 19 years of age. Limited registration is available at

Coaches know the game, now players can learn the secrets of leadership that will carry on beyond the realm of athletics.