recruiting for sports

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  1. CrossCountryRunner12

    CrossCountryRunner12 Member

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    Does anyone have advice for getting recrutied for a USMMA sport's team? Specifically, what are the coaches looking for and how could I make myself more competitive?

    I've already filled out a questionnaire for the track team and their coach sent me an email today, saying that he's interested in getting to know me a little bit further.

    **On a side note, I will be a freshman this fall at a local engineering college and will be enrolled in their Army ROTC program. ***

    Thanks
     
  2. Lynpar

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    What are they looking for? Someone who is fast and smart.

    Sounds like you have already answered your own question and have made the right connections to start with :thumb:. Be the best version of yourself you can be and actively work on all the requirements for admission to the very best of your ability. Strive to max out all requirements as just good enough usually isn't.
    This is only my opinion as a parent. I hope you get more feedback. I suggest if you haven't already search the forum for past threads. That is where the gold experience is. Mine it!
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  3. baxted

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    Track team

    You have already taken the right steps. Have you been to campus for an overnight visit? Or maybe I should phrase that, can you do an overnight visit? Then you can get teamed up with a track member. My DS got a track member to tail after on his visit and he got to see the coach as well as meet many on the track team. It was nice when he joined the next year and had already met several of them. I don't remember if he worked out with the team or not, that is too far in the dim past.
     
  4. CrossCountryRunner12

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. mellowgator

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    My dd was a recruited athlete. She was injured her junior year and wasn't on the coach's radar due to this. November of her senior year she pr'd at the state meet and then recontacted the coach. Once this happened she was urged to finish her application and then things moved quickly. She was invited up for an official visit and was dq'ed for history of asthma. She was quickly given a waiver and plans to start at the academy this july.

    Good luck.
     

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