Recruited Athlete Admission

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  1. beat navy

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    What role does being a recruited athlete play in the admissions process?
    I've been speaking with the Army Rifle coach and he wants to recruit me for class of 2015. Not too sure how this works though.

    Also, as far as the admissions process in general goes, I've answered the pre-candidate questionaire and filled out the athletic recruiting application online. I've also been accepted to SLS. My second question is basilcally "now what?"
    What comes next??

    Any advice is greatly appreciated
     
  2. crs_mom

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    Hi BeatNavy,
    I sent you a pm.
     
  3. Doctor D

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    I am not sure about the rifle team, but I can tell you how our son was recruited. The coach or coach's knows about you, invites you to a camp and if they are seriously interested in you, they will invite you back for what is called an official visit. They will give you the tour, you will stay with an athlete from the team over the weekend, 48 hours by NCAA rules.

    I am sure every coach handles things differently, but in our case the coach gave our son time to think it over to decide if he wanted to go WP and play for the Black Knights. The coach did not want an answer then as he said, WP is not for everyone.

    If the coach wants you and you decide to attend WP, and all of your forms are completed and your medical is done, the director of Inter-Colligate Athletice at WP will send a letter to your Congressman and Senator and tell them you are a recruited athlete. Does this help to be a recruited athlete, I am sure it does, however you still have to have above average grades, good SAT or ACT scores, and good recommendations from you teachers and guidance counselor. If you need any additional advice or information, please feel free to Private message me.
     
  4. Just_A_Mom

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    Congratulations!
    Now you need to do your part. You will need to apply for acceptance and apply for nominations.
    It's probably a good idea to schedule the SAT or ACT this spring if you have not already. Train well so you can do a good job on the CFA while you are at SLS.

    Later in the summer you will finish your WP application - your SLS application was the beginning.
    This spring you should go to your US Senator and Representative's websites and request or begin the application for a nomination. These are usually due around Oct of your senior year.

    The coach will probably bring you to West Point for an official visit. They will bring you to West Point and you can spend a day or two visiting, going to class etc.

    Become familiar with the admissions website:
    http://admissions.usma.edu/

    Also spend some time perusing the West Point website - www.westpoint.edu.
     
  5. beat navy

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    Thanks for the replies,

    Actually last month I was invited for an un-official 48hr. visit (un-official beause I'm still a junior). The whole trip was excellent, and answered most of my questions; however I didn't recieve too much info about what it means to be recruited. I've talked to many cadets about it and I recieved mixed answers. Some told me that it helps very much with admission, making it easier as long as I'm qualified, while others explained that it doens't change much.
     
  6. BAJohnson

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    Short story is getting recruited is basically extra credit on your file.

    You still have to do DODMERB, Nominations, and fill out the online application but being under 'recruited athlete' status helps with all of them. Like Doctor D said though you still need to excel in other areas.

    The biggest thing nobody has mentioned is the NCAA Clearinghouse. Get registered with it.

    http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html
     
  7. armynavy

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    What Qualifications Do You Need to Compete for a Place on the Rifle Team?

    Beat Navy
    My son is interested in the Rifle team also. Can you tell me what your path was to get the coach's attention? My son's high school does not have a Rifle Team. Does your's, or are you a member of a rifle club, etc.?
     
  8. mom3boys

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    Being recruited is huge. If the coach wants you and you are qualified, you are in. The coach will find you a nom if you can't get one yourself. I know of some athletes who didn't even have to apply for noms; the coach just got them the sup nom (note: these are generally for money generating sports like football and basketball). My son dealt with coaches at Army and Navy. They wanted to see that he had applied for his own nom, but said if he couldn't get one, they would see what they could do. However, I do believe these coaches were instrumental in his getting an LOA so early in the process. Looking at his stats compared to others in his class, I think he would've gotten into either academy even if he were not a recruited athlete, but I know having a coach who wanted him paved the way. Just my $.02.
     
  9. Just_A_Mom

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    ^
    what she said.
     
  10. pedro4

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    Rifle Team?

    I am curious. What exactly is "rifle team"? Long range shooting? Or rifle drill team? And just how good are you guys-hit a fly a 1000 yards? I am just really interested in this. I am teaching the Revolutionary War in History class and want to compare those muskets to what we have now.
     
  11. America's Finest

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    No, the drill team drills, the rifle team shoots.


    http://www.goarmysports.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11100&KEY=&SPID=4592&SPSID=48091
     
  12. Just_A_Mom

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    There was a WP Cadet on the Rifle Team who competed in the 2008 Olympics in Bejing.
     
  13. beat navy

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    armynavy,
    PM sent
     
  14. beat navy

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    If you google images NCAA rifle, I think pictures would be the best explanation.
     
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