Injury impact on CFA

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Moezam, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Moezam

    Moezam New Member

    Jul 1, 2016
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    My DS was scheduled to take CFA next week, but sprained his ankle yesterday. The sprain is a Grade 2 and he is in a boot for four weeks with estimate of two months for recovery. The closeout for his USAFA package is 12 Nov, so it's improbable he will be able to do the running portions to meet the dates. Has anyone had a similar issue and if so were they given an extension. We haven't contacted the USAFA yet, just wondering if anyone on forum had a similar issue.
  2. HopefulDad3210

    HopefulDad3210 Member

    Nov 24, 2015
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    You should definitely check with the Academy, but when we went through it for USNA last year, our understanding was that it is what it is. If the candidate can't do it, they can't do it.
  3. brovol

    brovol Member

    May 26, 2015
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    This is exactly why they repeatedly and emphatically encourage candidates to do the CFA early; even if at least to get a minimally qualifying score in, and then maybe take it again later. My son made a similar mistake last year. he trained all summer, and got himself into great shape, but he wanted to push a bit farther so he could get a perfect score. He was working on the shuttle run and needed about 5 more feet for the max on the BB throw. Unfortunately, he injured his shoulder and clavicle in soccer, and was unable to do the CFA, or even train. Ultimately he did take it before the deadline, but he still wasn't fully recovered and he was in pain; particularly with the pull-ups, push-ups, and BB throw. he got a very good score, maxing most, so all ended well, but that is just the way it goes.

    I think it is a set deadline, without exceptions, but it may be different for each academy. My son was doing it for USMA, USAFA, and USNA.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2016

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