Intramurals?

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  1. annalis

    annalis Member

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    I can't seem to find an actual list of intramural sports that are available. Does anyone know if shooting is available? I know there are two shooting teams but I am not sure that I have enough experience to walk onto the team-- mostly target and skeet. Can anyone find a list of all of them? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    That list is partially right. Lately the intramurals that are offered have been based on a cadet survey taken before each semester. Here's the sports that I can remember off the top of my head from the last year:

    Rugby
    Flag Football
    Cross Country
    Ultimate Frisbee
    Boxing (This is separate from the mandatory freshman boxing class)
    Basketball

    *Mountain biking and Soccer were definitely NOT offered*

    I was a Limited On Season club athlete for the second semester, so I'm sure I'm missing a few sports that were offered.. You can still be part of an athletic club and compete with them in conjunction with competing through your squadron's intramural teams.

    Also, intramurals have been a pretty big controversy among the cadets. I often heard of people who were fed up with the amount of time they took out of their day or the quality of the games which were being played. I played rugby during my first semester and there were multiple teams who really didn't care to be there and gave practically no effort. The intramural system is constantly being reworked, the past spring semester there were only four days of intamurals before the the single elimination final rounds (of which there are very few).

    Finally, intramural teams are picked by the squadron athletic officers and usually run on a seniority system. Meaning that the firsties get to pick. . . first and 4 digs. . . last.

    Good luck and take care.

    **edit: I forgot to mention that if you are not a NCAA Intercollegiate athlete or a LOS (limited on season) club athlete then intramurals are MANDATORY FUN!
     
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  4. PeterK

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    I have been looking into the cycling club, which isn't IC or IM. Are club teams competitive to get on? And they exempt you from IMs right?



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  5. USMC_Ordie

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    Depends on the club. Combat shooting has an elimination type system, and from what I hear, they accept 4 each year.
     
  6. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    The system currently in place gives each club a certain number of LOS (limited on season) slots. There might be seven slots for males given to a club which 20ish males are part of. This makes LOS competitive.

    It is within the power of the club's cadet leadership to hold events to determine who deserves a LOS slot.

    Once you're LOS, then you do not have to do intramurals, but your club practices are now mandatory.

    The cycling club is pretty large and is granted a greater number of LOS slots. If you're decently good then I'd say there's a good chance of getting one of those slots.
     
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    From what I have heard, LOS slots on the USAFA Cycling Team are also given to less experienced riders that demonstrate a high commitment to the Team and show potential.
     
  8. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Yes! I can't believe I forgot that about them.

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