Sports and extracurricular activities...

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  1. baseball17

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    I was wondering how hard is it to play a varsity level sport at the academy, and still do extracurricular activities. For example, playing baseball and doing Wings of Blue is it possible to do both?

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  2. BlahuKahuna

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    Baseball and WOB are basically impossible to do at the same time because of the time commitments (weekend training/practice/travel) for both. Some other sports might be more possible...I have a WOB friend who's also a boxer, but she's spread pretty thin with her time.

    If you play baseball here, make it through your first year, take jump, and are on the way to Wings of Green selection, you'll have some choices to make.
     
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    Thank you very much for your reply!
     
  4. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    Varsity (or more commonly IC=Intercollegiate) sports at the academy are extremely time-consuming. To give a little insight, most ICs (I played tennis) have class all morning, then have practice/lifting/films etc all afternoon. For me, I usually had class until lunch then I would be at practice by 1400, hit on court from 1400-1630 and lift afterwards, not getting back for dinner till after 1830. Add in an extra half hour before and after spent in the training room for various injuries and that is over 5 hours a day. Then add in frequent travel for tournaments and matches (tennis has two seasons, fall and spring) and all the missed class involved and just not falling behind in classes takes a dedicated effort
     
  5. baseball17

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    Thank you very much for your reply! Would it be possible in the off-season to do extracurricular activities? For example, mountaineering or something like that?

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  6. USAFA10s

    USAFA10s USAFA Class of 2012 WPAFB

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    Yes, something less time consuming is definitely possible. The Mountaineering club was pretty flexible when I was there and while there are often conflicts (most teams have lifting and other training even during the off season) most of the non-competitive clubs would be a viable option for burning off some steam.
     
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    Okay, great! Thank you so much for your help!
     

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