How are these scores?

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  1. FeartheGoat

    FeartheGoat Member

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    I took my CFA about a week ago. These are my scores:
    BB Throw: 69'
    Pullups: 9
    Shuttle Run: 9.1
    Situps: 70
    Pushups: 65
    Mile Run: 6:59

    How do they look? Which need improvement? Any tips for improving? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. 2012Cadet

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    Those look pretty good to me. The only thing you might need to work on is the shuttle run. Try to get at least a sub-9. Other than that your pretty good.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    USNA doesn't really care about the shuttle run. They do care about the mile run and, assuming you're a male, it's a bit slower than the average male. However, if you're a h.s. athlete, it'll probably be ok.
     
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    You must be joking me...what, is everybody at the academies a cross country runner or something?:unhappy:
     
  5. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Certainly seems like it - from the kids my son met at all his summer seminars! :rolleyes:

    ETA - to the OP - the scores are certainly passing, but if you don't have a LOA (and hence want more than passing) and think you could improve significantly on any, you could always try again. Yours seem very similar to my son's (BB 68 feet, 10 pullups, 8.4 shuttle run, 95 situps, 50 pushups, 6:18 mile). With that, he was told he got about 80 percent of the possible points, which was "very good" according to his BGO and ALO. Not sure how good it is overall, but just to give you an idea.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Not joking. The average mile time for men on the CFA is 6:40. And that's not fast enough even to pass the PFT once at USNA. I believe that men must do 1.5 miles in no more than 10:30. That basically means a 6:30 mile. And that's the absolute max time -- earns you the lowest D score. Most men are running 6:00 miles.

    There is a greater emphasis on physical fitness -- and especially running -- during plebe summer and throughout your time at USNA than there was in my day. If you don't show up in running shape, plebe summer becomes quite miserable.

    As for the OP, a 6:59 isn't that far off the average. If a candidate is active in h.s. (or community) sports, especially those that include running, it will probably be ok b/c USNA assumes that the person is used to running and is in decent shape. If someone isn't involved in sports, the CFA becomes even more important and a slow run time could be a sign that the candidate isn't in good physical shape.
     
  7. FeartheGoat

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    I play soccer so I am used to running.
     
  8. 2012Cadet

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    Man...I'm in even worse shape than I thought...and I play sports.:frown:
     
  9. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You have plenty of time to improve. Get in touch with a coach/gym teacher at school and develop a workout program. Stick to it.

    Take it from someone who's always been a terrible runner . . . you want to show up at plebe summer in the absolute best shape possible, especially wrt running. It makes your life SO much easier. Also, your athletic prowess is really the first way for the 1/C to measure you.

    Being in the "pack" is ok -- you just don't want to stand out in the negative on the runs, especially as a guy.
     
  10. Subdude

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    One thing that I will say is that my daughter was almost a minute slower on the run than her PR, possibly due to the exertion of completing the rest of the CFA first. If the 1.5 mile run is not done in conjunction with the same sort of things that the CFA has, your run time will most likely be better.
     
  11. sdhitt

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    I took the PFA at the NASS this summer and the Marine Corp PFT later in the summer and the tests ARE conducted similar to the CFA. For both tests, push ups/pull ups and sit ups were completed before the run.
     
  12. Subdude

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    That sounds like the Navy PRT (do they call it the PFA now?)...push-ups, sit-ups, 1.5 mile run. When I separated (age 27), I had 13:45 to run the 1.5 miles...the maximum time allowed changes with age. Of course you had to run faster and do more sit-ups/push-ups to get an "Excellent".

    My daughter is in excellent shape (XC and track distance runner) but I'm sure she'll be in even better shape if things work out :smile:
     

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