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  1. fruitytooties

    fruitytooties Member

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    So i took my cfa today and here are my results:

    bb:64 feet
    pullups: 18
    Shuttle run:8.3s
    Situps:95
    pushups75
    mile:6:36

    should i submit these? the rest of my application stands at about most average competitive candidates.
    is cold and rainy considered a remark? my coach put it down.

    Thanks
     
  2. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    dude, those are great scores, submit it.
     
  3. Pima

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    I agree, the bball is low, but the pull ups and push ups show you have upper body strength.

    I believe that everything else besides the bball is max or very very close to it.

    SUBMIT!

    Remember the CFA is not like the SAT, they do not superscore, do you really want to risk those scores for maybe 6 more feet. Max for bball is 100, I don't think you will get there with even tons of practice. G forbid you injure yourself in the mean time and then you couldn't hand in the CFA.
     
  4. fruitytooties

    fruitytooties Member

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    yeah my mile was average we well as the throw, but i don't know if the extra 6 feet will make or break my application. isn't the cfa only one small portion of the application?
     
  5. Pima

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    It is, but in the end of the day do you want to lose an apptmt because your WCS was 0.25676 lower, knowing that maybe the CFA would have made the difference? If you go down the path that it is only a small part of the big picture, you will be in a world of pain. Afterall, the shine on your shoes means very little, or how you make your bed...right?

    I am not trying to be mean, I am trying to highlight that every little point matters!
     
  6. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Great scores

    Those are great scoresand I would submit them in a heartbeat. I'm curious as to your height and weight and bodyfat if you know it. I imagine you are very lean, @ 5-7% body fat, height about 5-9, weight 140- 150. How close am I?
     
  7. Runningman2014

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    Dude those are great scores; I just took a practice one today. The only things I can hit max in is sit-ups and i am only like 20 seconds off the mile time. I am near mean on everything else but i wish i could get my upper body strength up quickly before my final one. Got any ideas? By the way your cfa is only worth something like 5 percent of your total score. With your score you should have somewhere around 4.5 (probably more) of those 5 pt. Don't sweat it. I am guessing your a football player either that or you work out a lot. once i hit ninth grade i lost my ability to 18 pull up and a zillions push-ups.
     
  8. fruitytooties

    fruitytooties Member

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    wow Mikeandcris thats pretty close:eek:
    5'10" and 150
    i guess im lean, i mean i swim.3
    howd you guess that?

    Runningman2014-
    Umm for what i did was do push-ups whenever, whether it is a commercial break or homework break. So this way you don't waste much time doing some kind of push up work out.

    pullups i got a bar that attaches to door, or you could do it at school.

    don't drink coke and cut back on sugar. basically just practice the events. oh and like a few days (i did like 7) before the exam do light work out or even none at all and stretch a lot, that way your muscles won't be fatigued. get good sleep as well!

    Hopefully that helps you improve, good luck!

    fruity
     
  9. Pima

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    I do not sit on a board, but from what I know it is wwwwwaaaayyyyyy more than 5 points that is assigned to the CFA.

    It might be worth only5% of your WCS, but it is the one thing you have complete control over. Unless, your app is out the door spectacular you should not rest on your laurels with the CFA.

    EVERY POINT COUNTS.
     
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    Another CFA question

    My son is working to improve his scores and take the CFA. HE has been working with a trainer for 4 years, who works in the Orlando Magic facility. Is he allowed to administer the CFA? He certainly has more qualifications than a coach with no degree or a teacher with an education certificate. Thanks!
     
  11. Pima

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    It states very clearly on the CFA who is allowed to administer it. I do not believe personal trainers even for the Orlando Magic are accepted. The CFA is not something you need to be administered by a person with a degree.
     
  12. Memphis9489

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    Should you submit them? Well, if you have not submitted any CFA results up to this point I would say - YES! - because you can't get an appointment without completing the CFA.

    And I think you know good & well those are good scores. But if you're fishing for a compliment ... GREAT JOB! WONDERFUL! OUTSTANDING!!!! :shake:
     
  13. bulldog31

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    Pima,

    the instructions are sort of vague- it says any PE teacher, ALO or JROTC instructor. His trainer is nationally certifed to teach at all age levels but he teaches in another county. It does not say they must be PE teachers in the school the candidate attends, or even in a school. Our schools do not require the coaches to be teachers (PE or otherwise) or even school employees, and there is not an ROTC program. His ALO lives 100 miles away, and has never even mentioned he could or would do it. I guess he will just ask one of the freshman PE instructors. Thank you for your time.
     
  14. Pima

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    If he is a PE teacher, than that is fine, if he is just a teacher than the answer is no. I would not use him and just go to the PE teacher. DS did not play sports at school (TKD was his thing), he could not use his TKD coach, but instead had the PE coach do it.

    There really is nothing that his trainer will do that the PE teacher will not. It is a flat situation, with an order and max time breaks between the two. When in doubt take the safer route. A person who is not a PE teacher and in another county, is not the safer route.

    Kind of shocked that your ALO is 100 miles away and you are in Orlando Florida, it would seem that they would have a lot more ALOs. Even in goldsboro, NC, we had an ALO, and he had close to 10-15 candidates. Trust me the closest city for us was Raleigh 70 miles away. So I am just surprised by the distance. Has he met his ALO? I would think the upside is if there is only 1 ALO carrying 100 mile radius, the competition is not insane.
     
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    His ALO was originally in this area, but moved recently and kept his current candidates. My son was able to meet with him many times before the move, and they are in frequent email or phone contact. He is very supportive and my son thinks he is the greatest. I dont know how many candidates he is working with now (he doesnt share much info like that) but I thought Central Florida was pretty competitive. Thanks again for the info.
     

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