Question about unusual sport for admission

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  1. Delta

    Delta Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Can I ask a question about some kind of different sport category?
    I tought my DS Kendo which is Samurai swordmanship for a long time.
    If you are not familiar with that kind of sport, please see this link.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendo

    There is no such sport team at his high school, not in my area.
    I don't even want to talk about Varsity Letter,
    Because, I'm a father.. cannot give him a letter of recommendation...
    Technically, no way to prove it..
    But, is it worth mention it on application?
    Any comments are welcome.

    Anyway, my DS is very good at swimming.
    Thanks,
     
  2. DjSanguine

    DjSanguine USAFA '15 Appointee

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    I'd mention it in the resume area. I'd mention anything and everything in the resume area!
     
  3. Derrick

    Derrick USAFA Class of 2015

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    Ditto to what DJSanguine said. The academy will look at everything and decide what to make of it. It might help him, or it might just be something that admissions goes "Oh, that's cool" and leaves it at that. In any case, it can't hurt to put it down. If you're still not quite sure what to do about it, when you have your interview with your ALO, you could mention it. A big part of the interview is for your ALO to find any bits of info you may have missed on your application and add it to your file.
     
  4. RyWalk

    RyWalk Candidate-2015

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    I asked my counselor about that a while ago. I play Quidditch (that game from Harry Potter) on a school team, mostly just for fun, but it is an exhausting sport nonetheless. My couselor said it really has to be a recognized school or club sport to get checked off for a sport credit. But, it can go on the resume part anyway and that's what I did. They'll still be able to look at it as a cool and unique extra curricular.

    Also, to drive a fact that I think I heard from CC. Every application/applicant/situiation is unique. So I'd reccomend giving the counselor a quick call anyway to see what they say about it.
     
  5. Spanky58ggpt

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    Competition

    Delta- does DS participate in any organized competions sanctioned by a governing body in the sport? That may be an angle to use in presenting it as part of the application. Some sports are less popular/organized in various parts of the country and achievement levels are difficult to guage unless you participate outside of the standard high school athletic organizations. Most martial arts fall into this category. Other sports that may be sanctioned by state athletic organizations in one region have insufficient participation in another (lacrosse, swimming, fencing, wrestling to name a few). Opportunities like AAU and Jr Olympics allow student athletes to showcase their talents outside of the traditional HS venues in many sports.
     

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