No sports.. Help?

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  1. 120333

    120333 Member

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    I have been unable to participate in sports except for two years of taking tae kwan do lessons my 9th and 10th grade year of high school. My parents own a family business and I am required to work every week day and am not allowed to join a sport. I am ending my junior year this week and have start on my USNA packet. I am not sure what to do in regards to my lack of athletics. Any advice?
     
  2. Casey

    Casey USMA 2015

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    Do well on the CFA and talk to your Blue and Gold officer as they may be able to help you. USNA I'm assuming asks like USAFA and USMA about work schedules so you will be able to include that information on your application.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    You definitely need to mention this to your BGO.
    If you are working to support your family (because they need you to), this is something that your BGO needs to make Admissions aware of -- because they otherwise would not have a full understanding of your hardship.

    In general, any hardships which impact (or could impact) your grades, activities, or athletics should be brought up with your BGO. He/she can help you or make sure you are properly represented.

    In the mean time, doing tae kwan do is better than nothing. I might suggest you also compete in local running races -- running is a key physical aspect in the military.
     
  4. navy2016

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    My BGO's advice= go run some 5k runs. I did not do sports till this year. I have the leadership (Eagle Scout, Boy's State, and AF JROTC) but my parents kept me away from sports till now.
     
  5. USNA'02

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    It's not so much the sports we are looking at, it's the physical fitness aspect. trust me not every student at USNA played a sport and some will never play a sport at USNA either b/c they are in a club activity that's not considered a sport.

    what we want to know is what do you do to keep yourself physically fit: so, do you workout and lift on your own? go on runs? when we look at sports we are looking for leadership aspects - i.e. captain, co-captain of your team.

    having a job is huge, it shows responsibility, possibly leadership (depending on if you're a manager of a shift or something), it shows time management too if you put in a lot of hours on top of school work.

    so, if your concern is you don't have sports I wouldn't worry about it. if your concern is you're not physically fit then you need to do some working out on your own. if you're doing stuff to keep yourself fit then mention that during your interview. also, if you want to join a community league that works too, I've had candidates join community leagues because the school doesn't offer the sport.
     
  6. navyorairforce19

    navyorairforce19 Prospective Cadet/Mdshpmn

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    Ya i think as long as you're involved in your school and do well on the fitness test you should be alright
     

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