AROTC Scholarship PFT Standards/Scoring

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  1. Future2LtMom

    Future2LtMom Member

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    I know that there are published ranges of scores for the Army ROTC APFT to determine how well a cadet performs on the test. However, I've tried (without success) to conduct several searches on this forum and via Google to find comparable ranges of scores for the PFT for the purposes of the AROTC scholarship application. I've seen posts on the forum where applicants state what their stats were, but I don't know how to tell if their scores were sub-par, average, or excellent. Does anyone know if there is a scoring system for the PFT that's comparable to the APFT?
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    There isn't one I've seen published, although I understand they actually roll the score into an applicants file score. If I were going to be the one to decide, what I would do is reduce the APFT scores by 33%, so a score of 28 pushups in 1 minute would roughly correspond to 42 in two minutes based on the assumption that the average cadet will do about 2/3rds of their exercises on each event in the first minute. Hopefully that makes sense. I would also add that obsessing over the PFT score is only going to cause anxiety for no reason. The score makes up such a small part of the file score that it's not worth the stress unless you are only doing 10 pushups.
     
  3. Future2LtMom

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    Yes, what you've said does make sense, and it's good to know how it weighs into the total picture of the applicant. My DH & I were just trying to get some sort of baseline for our son because he's been recovering from a shoulder injury and we were concerned that it may be putting him behind in his training for the pushups (the situps & run should be a non-issue for him). Based on the conversion from the APFT to the PFT that you suggest, I think he's is going to be just fine.

    I just thought of another question, though. Based on my research for the proper form for the curlup portion of the PFT, I was under the distinct impression that the Army wanted the hands behind the head with fingers locked. However, this morning I actually downloaded the scoring card for the PFT and it describes the proper form for the curlup as having the arms crossed in front of the body, with the fingers touching the shoulders. Does the Army require a different form for that exercise during the APFT vs. the PFT?
     
  4. ArmyRetired

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    Based on the packet received when my son was awarded his AROTC scholarship this board, they provided this link to demonstrate correct sit-up form.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3FtKv6k74k

    This is the same standard that was used before I retired but that was a few years ago :biggrin:
     
  5. Future2LtMom

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    The gentleman in the video was illustrating the proper form for the APFT. I'm trying to figure out if the form is different for the PFT (based on the language used on the scoring card for the PFT).
     
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    There should be instructions on the PFT Form provided, which is different than the APFT. Here is what was on my son's PFT form he turned in with his packet.

    Instructions: Have student lie on cushioned, clean
    surface with knees flexed and feet about 12 inches
    from buttocks. Partner holds feet. Arms are crossed
    with hands placed on opposite shoulders and elbows
    held close to chest. Keeping this arm position,
    student raises the trunk curling up to touch elbows to
    thighs and then lowers the back to the floor so that
    the scapulas (shoulder blades) touch the floor, for one
    curl-up. To start, a timer calls out the signal "Ready?
    Go!" and begins timing student for one minute. The
    student stops on the word "stop." Record number of
    correct Curl Ups.
     
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    Exactly! That's the instructions I'm talking about. I just thought it was a bit odd that the instructions for the PFT are different than those for the APFT. I just wanted to make sure that our DS is using the proper form when he's practicing to get ready for the PFT. He's been using the APFT form so far. But, this morning when I downloaded the scoring form for the PFT, that's when I noticed the discrepancy. I'd just hate for him to show up for the PFT and have none of his repetitions count because he's using the incorrect form.

    Thanks! :smile:
     
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    We trained using the APFT standards and tested using the PFT form. That method worked great for us...
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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