USMC Built to Lead Volleyball Tournament


"You can hear it before you step out onto the court. The squeak of shoes against the hardwood, the echoing thump after a bump, the crash of kneepads against the floor. Before you step onto the court, you feel the stitched grooves in the ball as you ready to serve. You feel the sweat drop from your brow and splash to the ground. You picture that moment, that crucial moment, when you time your jump just right to block a spike. You envision the win. You envision it all.

Can YOU envision it? Do you have what it takes? Are you Built to Lead?

Built to Lead Volleyball, presented by the USMC Sports Leadership Academy, provides you with first-class instruction from elite coaches. But, more than that, it provides you with intangible skills that make you Built to Lead.

Through a partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps, you will learn what it takes to be a leader on the court. You will become that teammate every player wants to play with, the first one in the gym and the last one to leave.

At the Academy, participants take part in skill sessions, each court focusing on a different, vital volleyball skill. They also receive a Built to Lead Evaluation at the end of the day. Between skill sessions and evaluation, participants will have the opportunity to be challenged, motivated, and to interact with members of the U.S. Marine Corps to learn key skills from the men and women who best exemplify what it means to lead. What it means to have enthusiasm and integrity, courage and loyalty, initiative and endurance.

Every player needs these skills. Every coach wants these players. 

Do you have what it takes?  Are you Built to Lead?"