Summer Training Blocks

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  1. krhern

    krhern DS Class of 2018

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    Our DS will be a Plebe next summer. Can anyone share how the Summer Training Blocks are scheduled? We know this doesn't apply to him until the summer of 2015. We are trying to learn as many details as possible about his experiences.
     
  2. pleber16

    pleber16 USNA 2016

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    There are three main training blocks. (There's also zero block, but that's usually reserved for special programs or varsity athletes that have a sports block later in the summer.) There are a lot of different options for what you can do, but basically it comes down to you put in your requests, and you may or may not get what you wanted.
     
  3. krhern

    krhern DS Class of 2018

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    He will be playing baseball. Will that change his blocks?
     
  4. COmom

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    Varsity athletes typically get zero block summer training so they can get 2 summer training blocks in. They return earlier than non-varsity athletes in August for sports training, so they usually don't go on the 3rd block for summer training.
     
  5. krhern

    krhern DS Class of 2018

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    Thank you
     
  6. bandad

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    DS is a Plebe now ('17) and is not a Varsity Athlete. Will he potentially have leave over zero block?

    Thx,
    bandad
     
  7. COmom

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    Probably intersessional leave--just a few days between the end of finals through Sunday. Typically need a chit to leave the tri-city area. The rest of zero block is taken up with briefs, sea trials, Herndon, and commissioning week responsibilities.
     

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