Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by KL218, Aug 11, 2007.
How does one fail the CFA?
Also, is it just me, or is the basketball throw really hard? haha
This is a deep dark secret for which the answer is not readily available. Criterial for all academies are basically the same. You should be able to search this site and find both maximums and averages. You WILL NOT find the minimums. The reason for this is that the academies want you to do your best. Do that.
Practice, practice, practice. Experiment, experiment, experiment. Technique, technique, technique. If your hands are large enough, try getting the ball up on your fingertips for extra leverage. Your knees must be perpendicualr to the line of flight but your upper torso does not. Use the advantage gained by rotating your torso from one extreme to the other. Then practice some more.
The average is about 68 feet from research we did last year. here is a site that may help:
I found these numbers on a forum for USAFA averages:
event average max
BB Throw 68' 102'
Pull Ups 10 18
Shuttle 9.5 7.8
Crunches 74 95
Push ups 75 55
mile run 6:90 5:20
Would that translate to 7:30?
here is the post for this year
it is now at 7:00 -
see bottom of page 10 and top page 11
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