USNA Baseball Camp

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  1. Born-To-Fly_024

    Born-To-Fly_024 Member

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    I didn't get into USNA Summer Seminar. However, I got into the USAFA Summer Seminar and a Engineering Camp at the USAFA.

    However, USNA is my first choice, so my father and I decided I should do a baseball camp at USNA this July. I'm all signed up and everything.

    So, I was just wondering if anyone has done this camp before. As well, I am wondering if it will help me at all admissions wise? I know there are leadership classes integrated into the camp.

    I'm not sure if I'm good enough to play baseball at the Academy, but hey...who knows...maybe one of the coaches will put in a good word for me to the admissions board :p
     
  2. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    USNA is by far my first choice, always has been. Unfortunately I didn't get into NASS, but I got into AFSS. I've actually been looking into AF a bit more bc of my acceptance into AFSS, and while USNA is still my number one, I'm definetly considering AFA. So I'll be going to AFSS for two reasons...partly to see what the school is all about, but mainly to get an idea of the service academy atmosphere. I could have done a sports camp at Navy, but that would be the equivalent of me going to visit the school on a day visit, it doesn't show service academy life. It wouldn't really do justice to get an inside look. So I personally opted for AFSS.

    As far as the camp weighing on admissions. It definetly won't hurt. But its not going to get you as much weight as a program like boys state.
     
  3. NewNavyMom

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    From what I understand, many of the camps at USNA are not coached by the USNA coaching staff. Be sure to look at the staff, it should be on the camp web site. My daughters are going to crew camp there and the staff are from colleges all over the country. We had a friend who attended wrestling camp with the hopes of being "noticed" and the USNA wrestling coaches weren't even there.
     
  4. 2013MidDad

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    Daughter attended USNA Women's Soccer Camp during a summer midway through high school. USNA coaches were present and running the overall show, but day-to-day activities and workouts were run by other coaches from schools from around the eastern part of the country. Daughter got good training and great advice (favorable and unfavorable) about a potential soccer career in college. So from a "sport" point of view, it was a good week.

    But the real value of the camp was her ability to spend a week on the Yard and to live in the Hall for a week. She was able to drop in at the Admissions Office and have her first face-to-face discussion with someone there about the possibility of applying. She was lucky enough have her last two days of her week overlap with the first two days of Plebe Summer, so she got to see a little of that entertaining show. And she left with a better understanding of the place and an enthusiastic certainty that it was where she was meant to be.

    I think that the USNA sports camps offer a great opportunity for any kid who has an interest in becoming a Midshipman.
     
  5. time2

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    I agree with 2013Middad's remarks above. Your main motivation to attend a sports camp should be to get coaching advice from college level coaches and learn how to improve your performance at that sport. A side benefit is to see some of what goes on at the Academy and as mentioned above, based on the exact timing of your camp get a glimpse of the academy in action. If your main motivation is to get 'noticed' and thereby improve your chances for an appointment, be aware that college level coaches are probably wise to those who participate with hidden agendas.
     
  6. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    dont think so unless u were invited by the coaches to come to their camp

    maybe but as far as i kno the coaches put in good words for athletes they're trying to recruit..but other than that it's a mystery
     
  7. SteveHolt243

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    Went to an athletic camp (not baseball) two different years. Highly recommended -

    You get to see the dorms and the campus, which is nice even if you don't get to do summer seminar.

    The coaches will probably be from a number of different places. The camp I was went to was run by the NA coach, but smaller groups were run by coaches from other colleges.

    In the end it probably didn't help much with admission, but it's a good time and you get to the campus and learn something about the sport, so it's worthwhile.
     
  8. Suzie

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    Has anyone gone to the swimming camp?? Any thoughts comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Suzie
     

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