I am a freshman, and am considering USMA. I have been told on numerous occasions that you have to start young to have a competitive chance, and that is what I am doing. By the time I am a senior, I will have taken 12 AP courses, and all honors courses. I have previously taken the PSAT as an eighth grader, and scored in the top 10%. There will be no problem academically. I also actively participate in two clubs, and am planning on starting a Red Cross Club come September. But there is a problem-I do not currently play a sport. I am in marching band, if that counts. I am in good shape, but I have some serious ball-hand coordination issues, as well as stamina issues. This has prevented me from playing a sport. However, I have the option to play softball or do spring track. I know for a fact that I will not be a star player, or anything of the sort. I can also start martial arts at a local studio, but I would also be starting from scratch. Do I need to play a sport to have a chance at going to West Point, or is marching band enough? If I do need to play a sport, which one should I pursue? Thanks a lot.