United States Marine Corps

You don’t join the Marines. You become one.
Ours is a noble path and demanding journey reserved for those with the willingness to engage and determination to defeat all mental, moral, and physical requirements to become Marines. In or out of uniform, it’s the fighting spirit found inside every Marine that drives them to victory. The United States Marine Corps recognizes the role of coaches, educators, mentors and parents who inspire that fighting spirit. Whether your interest lies in helping us identify high achieving students or inviting us to help you motivate students and steer them toward success, we would like to get to know you.

To learn more about partnering with the Marines in your local community, please visit here.


Marine Corps + WeCOACH Partnership

WeCOACH and Marine Corps Partnership
The Marine Corps’ national partnerships provide valuable opportunities to spread public awareness of the Marine Corps’ purpose by connecting the brand to those communities it serves. The relationships established between the Corps and athletic communities ensure its message of aspirational service resonates with coaches, athletes and their influencers.

This significant partnership provides an opportunity for the Marine Corps to engage with our key constituents which are integral to meeting their recruiting objectives, while also observing important social distancing guidelines. WeCOACH and the Marine Corps will leverage mixed media, custom content, virtual chats, and meet-ups to share their core values and exchange experiences with the WeCOACH female coaching community.

Marine Recruiters serve in every corner of the country and our priority during this national health emergency is the safety of our Marines, their families, and the communities where they live and work. Right now, it’s as important as ever that we band together as a nation, adjusting our approach while remaining focused on our mission.

The United States Marine Corps looks forward to forming enduring relationships with, and lending our support to, those coaches and athletic facilitators who help young Americans win battles every day. To learn more about partnering with the Marines in your local community, please visit here.

Marine Corps Coaches' Workshop

The Marines Coaches & Educator Workshops were created so that educators, counselors, administrators, and coaches could better inform students who express interest in Marine Corps career path.

The workshop is an interactive multi-day event providing a glimpse into:

  • What it takes to become a U.S. Marine,
  • What obstacles prospective Marines may face when choosing to join the armed services
  • Education benefits and job opportunities available within the Corps

Attendees will also have a chance to speak face to face with recruits, drill instructors, and a panel of active-duty female Marines.

Each day focuses on different aspects of the Marine Corps and no question is off-limits.

Events include education center tours, Q&A briefs with Marines at various ranks and in multiple career fields, boarding a military aircraft, marksmanship training, eating lunch with young men currently in recruit training, team building events and optional participation in a Marine Corps fitness test.


Workshop Invite Letter and Application Link

I attended the USMC Coaches Workshop in 2017. It changed my vision of leadership in coaching volleyball. The interaction and challenges we experienced along-side the country’s premier fighting force, had a significant impact on me and I came away with tools on how to face adversity with bravery and courage. The workshop, along with joining a network of coaches, afforded us the opportunity to tie in the critical leadership skills with sports and amazing relationships and bonds. My grandfather was a Montford Point Marine. My father, brother, nephew and other family members served this country. We were able to pay homage to their service and that of the nation’s military. Our visit to the Marine Museum, Marine Barracks and experiencing the Silent Drill was awe inspiring. I loved every day we spent at the workshop. My team went on to the best season in Charlotte history and I credit lessons learned at Quantico for that success.

Karen Weatherington

Head Women's Volleyball Coach, UNC Charlotte

The USMC Coaches Workshop was one of the most impactful leadership experiences I have ever experienced. Not only did we get a real behind the scenes view of how the USMC teaches leadership, but the USMC officers who were part of the cadre were incredibly open and willing to answer any and all questions that we had. I walked away a better leader and incredibly grateful for the service of these men and women. I am also grateful to still call several of those officers friends after we spent time together at the workshop and have been able to lean on them several times since the workshop for leadership advice.

Mika Robinson

Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Rollins College