Club Sports at Navy

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  1. MIDNDAD

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    A lot of you in the incoming class of 2013 are very good athletes’, but were not recruited for the prominent D1 programs at Navy. There are alternatives for you. USNA offers some very competitive sports programs under the Club Sports category. The club sports programs are mostly walk on programs and offer some very interesting possibilities to compete at the collegiate level. A quick visit to the Navy athletics page will give you a full list but I wanted to highlight two programs that have had great success this spring:

    Navy Triathlon Team – Won the USA National Collegiate Championships held in Lubbock, TX last week. The Navy men’s team finished 2nd and the Navy women’s team finished 3rd. The combined scores earned Navy the National Championship

    Navy Women’s Rugby – Won their bracket, two weeks ago, in Lake Mary, Florida by beating Indiana University and Chico Sate and have earned a slot in the USA Rugby National Championship D1 Final Fours in Palo Alto, CA this weekend. Navy plays arch rival Penn State Friday and the winner plays the championship game against the winner of Brown vs. Stanford. This is the second year in a row for Navy Women’s Rugby at the Final Fours and playing for a National Championship.

    These Club Sport teams put on the Navy jersey travel locally and nationally depending on the sport and are highly competitive in many cases. At the end of plebe summer these teams will be looking for you if you are interested. Keep an eye out for them and enjoy the competition and fun of playing for Navy!
     
  2. Pachrian

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    Great info MIDNDAD.

    If someone thinks they might be interested in trying out, at the end of plebe summer you said, would you advise they bring special shoes etc, on I-day?
     
  3. MIDNDAD

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    Worry about plebe summer first. Figure out what sports interest you as you head into the AC year and then figure out what gear you may or not need depending on the sport.

    Best of Luck for plebe summer
     
  4. MJOmom

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    Explain Sprint Football

    Our son recieved a letter from the Sprint Football coach urging him to come out for that -- and our son is very interested. I've done some research, but still don't quite get the whole picture. Our high school coaches have heard of it, but it's not a west coast thing. How does it stack up within the academy? how tough is it for plebes to play and keep up with classes? Does it replace some other PE activities? ANd how does it stack up to track. Our son is 6-3, 169 pounds, 4-year football, 4-year track, (and ski team ... but that's not a navy thing!)
     
  5. MIDNDAD

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    Have a friend who's son is on the Sprint Football team and loves it. Not 100% sure on the requirments but it is designed for kids that are under 175 pounds and want to play football. It's considered a varsity sport. Last I knew Navy has an undefeated team the past few years.

    As far as time mangement any of the competative sports require an extra degree of time managment. While all Midshipman have a minimum athletic requirement, members of sports teams tend to have 3+ hours of practice instead of 2 by other mids, and have to contend with weekend travel schedules. Bottomline these kids are manageing 18-20 hour days.
     
  6. JerryB76

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    Great info. During Plebe Summer the Midshipmen will get a chance to try and play many of the sports. The permit to report does allow Plebes to bring personal sports gear, like ball gloves, LaCross sticks, etc (however, I would stay away from a big bag of golf clubs or a set of tennis rackets in my bag, unless I was recruited for one of those sports....) If they do not have what they need it will be provided. If they have a pair of soft cleats, that may be worth throwing in their bag.

    CLub Sports are wonderful and an excellent leadership opportunity, most ofthe teams are run by Midshipmen. I played a Club Sport, Men's Rugby and was one of the team Captains first class year. A great and wonderful experience.
     
  7. Pachrian

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    Jerry, or anyone else, maybe you can help me out with this one.

    My son's on the varsity team of one of the top tennis teams (repeated CIF champions, etc.). From what he told me he contacted the USNA tennis coach and told him he was interested in playing at the academy, but he hasn't heard anything back. Do you have any suggestions as to what he should do?
     
  8. JerryB76

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    My experience is a little dated, but I am pretty sure during Plebe Summer he will meet the Tennis Coach. If tennis is one of the afternoon sports opportunities he should sign up and play. Some of his Firsties will know someone on the tennis team and that may be another way to get an introduction. Another approach may be to have his current Coach send something to the Navy Coach. I am sure the tennis team staff and/or Coach can be contacted through NavySports.com
     

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