Club Sports

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  1. Jusik

    Jusik Member

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    Can you choose to play a club sport instead of an intramural or a collegiate sport for your required athletics? I know that it is allowed at USCGA, but I haven't been able to find anything definite regarding sports participation at USAFA.
     
  2. greentrees

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    You have to do intramurals unless you are an IC, and IC's do intramurals when not "in season". FB players doing intramurals right now.
    Club sport time would be done in addition to intramurals.
     
  3. SALTY007

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    For the folk (like me) that don't know what the Intramurals are/mean or the IC's...or the club sports (which ones are which) can someone explain in general.
     
  4. Texasrocks

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    Not sure if this helps: I am pretty sure swimming is year round not sure about the other sports

    Air Force has 27 NCAA intercollegiate athletic teams comprised of 17 men’s and 10 women’s sports, plus boxing and cheerleading. Cadets compete in the following:

    Male
    Baseball
    Lacrosse
    Basketball
    Rifle (co-ed)
    Cross Country
    Soccer
    Fencing
    Swimming & Diving
    Football
    Tennis
    Golf
    Track (indoor/outdoor)
    Gymnastics
    Water Polo
    Hockey
    Wrestling

    Female
    Basketball
    Swimming & Diving
    Cross Country
    Tennis
    Fencing
    Track (indoor/outdoor)
    Gymnastics
    Volleyball
    Soccer

    There are 15 intramural sports, including eight fall sports and seven spring sports. The fall sports include: boxing, soccer, tennis, flickerball, mountain biking, basketball, wallyball and flag football. The spring sports include: soccer, rugby, softball, cross country, racquetball, team handball and volleyball.



    competative club sports

    Cycling
    Fastpitch Softball
    Judo
    Team Handball, Men's
    Lacrosse, Women's
    Rugby, Men's
    Rugby, Women's
    Team Handball
    Triathlon
    Ski Race (Alpine)
    Ski Race (Nordic)
    Volleyball, Men's
    Waterpolo, Women's
     
  5. SALTY007

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    So, how does each student get put into the different catagories. And what if your sport is not listed?
     
  6. greentrees

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    Each squadron has the different intramural teams -- you compete with your squadron against other squadrons. Son picked the intramural sport he wanted to participate in. Also doing club sport too.
     
  7. Jusik

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    What happens if you do not play any of the intramurals offered and cannot make the varsity team?

    I have played baseball throughout all of HS, and while certainly one of the better players on my team, I am not Division I material (Division III at USCGA is a possibility). I am not really interested in any of the intramurals offered, but I would like to do the triathlon club, or start a baseball club .

    Is there any way you can opt out of intramurals if you play a club sport?

    Is it possible for a 4c to start a club?

    It's not that I don't want to play a sport, I just don't know if I'll have the time to play an intramural and train for a club sport.
     
  8. greentrees

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    I don't know about starting a club, but I do know you can train for triathlon team and still do intramurals. Tri team swims an early morning or two each week; goes for runs/bike rides on non intramural days (Intramurals are on T days, no intramurals on M days); on weekends will do long bike rides or runs.
    I realize softball isn't baseball, but it's similar enough that you could do that in the spring, but could easily do cross country running to complement tri. Mountain biking, though not tri biking would also complement tri.
     
  9. SALTY007

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    I would imagine the 1st year at AFA is going to be "Extremely Hard Work with a Full Agenda everyday" and I'm guessing that if your just doing the regular basic sports - that will be plenty enough. Maybe the following year or so is when you prob get more involved with other sports etc etc...unless of course you are a Recruited Athlete for a particular sport from the beginning.....am I wrong about this?? just my opinion!!
     
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    Correct if I'm wrong.....but from what I've heard you are required to play two inter-murals each year unless you are on one of the Varsity teams. And if you don't have time, you better learn to make time.
     
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    I was wondering if someone could give me some info on certain sports. Rifle, Fencing, Flickerball, and mountain biking.

    or if someone knows a link to some info. tried looking and didnt see it. thanks.
     
  12. mtnman17

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    Why is it that the USNA and WP have Sprint Football, but AF doesn't?
     
  13. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Olympic style rifle and fencing are IC sports.
    Flickerball is an intermural
    Mountain biking...uh...I think that is a club.
     
  14. PDub

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    I think there's a more general biking club, and in it there are mountain bikers and road bikers. Participation in many clubs, such as the biking club, means you do not participate in intramurals, as to spend more time with the club.
     
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    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    That does apply for certain clubs.

    If the club you join has LOS (Limited On-Season status), you can miss intermurals to go to club practices. LOS status is fairly difficult for clubs to get. For example, the Combat Shooting Team has to practice after intermurals are over, because it does not have LOS status.
     
  16. Bundy

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    My son was a fencing recruit and will be in the class of 2014. Fencing is definitely a year round sport even though it has a competition season. Therefore, I would expect that the fencing team probably trains year round.

    The level of competition at the NCAA Division 1 and US Fencing Association national level is just too intense for a serious competitor to take an "off season". I would imagine most individual sports are like this, such as tennis. You take some time off and someone else who works at it year round will just pass you by...

    This being said, I suspect that fencing team members were not all recruited. I'm under the impression that some of the team members were likely walk-ons who demonstrated an interest in the sport and showed some basic aptitude.
     
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    Regarding LOS, I was surprised to discover that the chess team club members are on LOS status. Doesn't really make sense to me.
     
  18. Jusik

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    How strong of a runner do you need to be to compete in intramural cross country?

    If you want to do a club sport, can you just sign up or are there tryouts? The FalconGroundSpeed web site did not list any requirements to join the tri team.
     
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    Intramural cross country needs no tryouts or anything...for most squadrons they will voluntell people for xc so they can fill the roster. For club sports, they all are different, some more competitive than others.
     
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    If I recall correctly, the CWT is very new at USAFA, right? I remember watching a video last year with the guy who was in charge. I think they were trying to gain firearms from Remmington or somewhere to practice with. The reason is I'd love to do something like that if I atten a SA. I know the USMA one is extremely competitve.
     

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