Club and activities question?

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  1. AOrr

    AOrr New Member

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    I am an incoming plebe for class of 2018, and in high school I have been a cross country and long distance track runner. My times aren't all that amazing (18:01 5k and 4:52 mile), so I am pretty sure I can't make it on to either of the varsity sports. But I want to do some sort of extracurricular that is athletic, even though I can't really play any other sports (moderately okay at basketball). Any suggestions?
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    You will get briefs during the summer about club sports, company intramurals, ECAs (extra curricular activities), plus hear about it from upper class in your company. There is a Marathon Team, Tri Team, etc. If your parent(s) are in touch with the nearest USNA Parents Club in your area, you can also hear about what their mids are involved in. No shortage of things to try. Try googling fieldball....
     
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    The nearest USNA parent club is 8 hours from where we live, so that is somewhat of a problem :D But thank you, as I was unsure of how we were going to get the information on the clubs!
     
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    Google "Naval Academy Club Sports." That should take you to a navysports.com page which lists club sports and websites, plus lists company intramurals.


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  5. GoNavyPro

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    I also know that some sports allow plebes to practice with the team during plebe summer even if they're not going to be on the varsity team come academic year. It gives you a chance to meet the coach and see what exactly he/she is looking for. My roommate did this with cross country and he said it was worth it.
     
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    If a 4:52 mile "isn't all that amazing," I don't think I stand a chance. Lol
     
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    Have you filled out the athletic questionnaire and talked to the coaches? If you want to go varsity, try. Those are solid times, quite amazing actually.


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  8. Jcc123

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    Not being critical to Aorr at all, because he seems to know what's up, but those times are not D1 level. Our fast local high schoolers looking to go D1 are in the 15:15-15:45 and 4:10-4:20 range. His times are solid, but not varsity level. In order to try to just walk on at the local D1 school, you have to have a 16:15 or a 4:24.

    That being said, I'm guessing he's not reached his potential yet as males tend to peak later, and certainly show the athletic ability to be successful in other sports as well.
     
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    WOW! That is amazing. (Learn something new everyday!) I'm still impressed. :thumb:
     
  10. SpikeGamer2018

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    That's correct. I knew a guy that was on a rival XC & track school team to my team, and when he got recruited to go to a D1 school, his times were in that range. If I have not forgotten, all of his 800 meter (not relay splits) times were under 1:57.





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