CVW and Recruiting Trip

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  1. JJBsDad

    JJBsDad Member

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    My son, a HS junior, is being recruited by the USNA track team. The coach has informed him that they would like him to come back to Annapolis in the fall for an official recruiting trip. Does anyone know if the CVW experience is any different than an official recruiting trip for a recruited athlete? Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
  2. hthp37

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    Not sure of the difference. My son was also a RA and because of his high school sports commitments, the CVW in the Spring never panned out for him. He was finally able to do an official recruiting visit in late fall. It seems like he did a lot of the same stuff one would do on a CVW-go to class, spend the night in B.Hall with the mid assigned to him, etc...only difference was he hung out with the team doing their thing.
    He continued to receive invitations to do a CVW after that but when he contacted admissions to explain he had been there for a NCAA visit, they implied it was the same thing. Good luck.
     
  3. currey

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    +1 here

    The RA stay May also be paired with a higher class men than a plebe as a drag.


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  4. cajost

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    2 CWV's

    Daughter went twice:

    Once as an official visit RA - USNA paid for airline ticket.
    Second - we paid for transportation.

    First one (Fall) was a whirlwind, meet the team, etc. (didn't help that her flight was late coming in Friday evening.) Went to a football game which was great.

    Second one she really got a feel for what it is like there and loved it.

    Of all the colleges that a candidate SHOULD visit before making a decision, it is a SA. Whole different experience. My step daughter was being recruited by USNA for volleyball and she did a CWV and knew it wasn't for her and ended up at UVA.
     
  5. newtoallthis

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    Our son [now plebe] had a CWV in February of his senior year. The interesting part is that is took place during the dead period for the February signing date, so there were some adjustments made with respect to the NCAA rules on recruiting. His transportation to and from USNA was paid for by the athletic foundation but his official "stay" could not begin until after midnight. The regular CVW began at 6pm as I remember, but the NCAA rules only allowed for a 48 hour visit so he could not officially begin his visit until after midnight. So as a RA the CVW may be modified to fit recruiting guidelines, but it will be normal in every other way.
     
  6. NavyHoops

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    This will be very team dependent and how that team runs their recruiting trips. CVWs are one night and they drag with a Plebe and go to class. Really what they see and do depends on how much the drag asks to do and how eager the Plebe is to show them everything.

    Recruiting trips are different. There is a "selling" factor. The NCAA regulates the visits on how long they can be on campus and what money can be spent on meals, etc. For our recruits we generally brought them in mid-Friday Morning. They would go to class with us, watch us practice, then take them and their parents out for a really nice dinner. After that we generally took them out to see Annapolis with some of the team to get to know us and ask questions. The next day we had practice and generally a football game, dinner and out again. Once they hit 48 hours they were done with the trip. My recruiting trip they flew me and my parents out for the visit, paid for hotel for my parents and our meals. Generally we do not give our recruits to Plebes (every program is different). They definitely get to spend time with them though, we aren't trying to hide anything or sugar coat what USNA is all about. We usually match them up with someone if they are from the same general area, or interests, position, etc. Lots of factors the coaches use in picking hosts for recruits. Every coach does this differently depending on team, recruiting budgets and to be totally honest the level of interest they have in you as a recruit (that is rough to say, but its the truth. Anyone who has gone through D1 recruiting understands it can be very eye opening and even brutal).
     

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