Signing day for athletes

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  1. kamajama

    kamajama Member

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    May 1st (at least I think that is the date) is signing day for athletes college choices. For appointees to the Naval Academy who are recruited athletes, is there a protocol for their announcement. It seems like I heard at some point some ideas regarding this. Input please. And also what are your opinions on doing a press release regarding the great honor of receiving an appointment. It seems like the community here is always so proud to hear of their local youth's accomplishments, but I don't know if it is appropriate.
     
  2. popeyesmom

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    Yes my father called and asked about doing a press release.....he lives away from us and wanted to put something in the local paper there.....what IS appropriate? The local paper wanted to do something on my son last fall but my son declined the interview until he had his papers in hand. He has not called them back as of yet.
     
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    In my area our MOC did the press release. It was nice as the article was about all of the kids going to all of the Academies.
     
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    Same in our area, MOC did press release.
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    The academies will not release the names of recruited athletes until I-day/R-day.
    While many athletes will "sign" they are not truly committed until they show up.

    Press release - your child's call. some do and some don't. If you child does an interview coach him/her first. Not sure about the others but West Point won't issue a press release until after A-Day. It would have to come from the MOC.
    If your son/daughter is not interested in a press release - do not force it. IMO.

    Press releases have been known to back fire. Some folks like to have "google alerts" set up for the academies or service. This basically does an automatic search and sends an email with the news of the day. These press releases often show up on "google alerts" so they can be read by more than just the local folks. Last year a cadet candidate was interviewed and said he would like to be President of the US some day. The press release found its way into the Corps.
     

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