Is anyone familiar with The Citadel's Cadet Activities?

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  1. Sedrider

    Sedrider Member

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    Such as, boxing, lacrosse, tennis, etc..

    I am really interested in joining whatever boxing program they have available. If anyone has any information on this please feel free to post.

    Thanks.
     
  2. OmarY

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    You'll be able to join these activities once you come here. You will have more than enough on your plate knob year. My advice is you worry about what's necessary first. Last thing you need is a boxing class when you're physically beat from your day.
     
  3. eugenepak

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    it's recommended not to join an activity 1st semester and you cannot join one until Parents Day (which is in sometime in October, i believe)
     
  4. RahVaMil2009

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    Normally I don't respond to non-VMI questions, but I think I can make some general observations on this. Obviously I can't speak for El Cid, but at VMI, rats aren't allowed to do this stuff 'til after completion of the Ratline. The reason for this is very simple: you've already got more than enough on your plate.

    In all likelihood, time management at a SMC is unlike anything else you've ever experienced. While VMI and The Citadel have different methodologies, the end product is the same: the system is specifically designed to give you way too much to do in way too little time.

    Besides, like OmarY said, you don't need to volunteer for any extra physical activity during your knob year. The risk of injury is high for people who are out of shape because the nature of the fourth class system doesn't allow much time for muscle recovery. My physical performance in my rat year soared after Thanksgiving furlough because I'd had a few days off: no running, no pushups, no straining, no pounding steps or racing stoops or sweat parties or other fun rat activities. My Company CO was pretty disappointed when I came back from furlough and suddenly I could crank out 60 pushups no big deal. He had nothin' to say. :biggrin:

    Adding regular practices for a high-intensity physical activity like boxing or wrestling probably isn't a wise thing to do, unless you're participating in an NCAA program. And even then you're probably kinda nuts. :smile: Granted, it would provide a nice release for the stress and frustrations you'll be subject to as a knob. But then again, it's an almost-all-male school. You'll just wrestle with your roommates and the other guys anyway.

    Good luck,
    Jackie M. Briski
    VMI Class of 2009
     
  5. Sedrider

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    hmm...

    Yeah you guys are right. It would be borderline ignorant to get involved in MORE physical activities on top of whatever gets thrown at me for being the lowest of the low.However, I'm going to test out the waters and adapt, and if I feel like i can handle it and they will allow me to, I'm all for it. Does anyone have any prior experience in the SMC boxing area?
     

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