Varsity Letter

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  1. 2ndLTgray

    2ndLTgray Member

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    I am a little bit concerned about receiving a varsity letter. I'm a sophomore right now and I have completed 1 year of cross country and 1 year of track. What are the requirments for getting a letter? Is it a national or state? If I don't get one, but still perform above average on my CFA, will it hurt my chances?
     
  2. kinnem

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    Ask your coach. It varies by school and sport. For example in my son's school he needed to wrestle a certain number of matches in a season to get a letter. No idea what it might be for track.
     
  3. BenjaminZ

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    From what I understand it depends on the sport. I've received varsity letters in wrestling, but only because a certain percentage of my matches were on the varsity lineup. My friend does track and I know to get a varsity letter for shot put he had to score a "certain amount of points". I don't know much about track and field, so unfortunately I cannot be more specific.
     
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    At our kid's HS you must score 15 points in varsity meets for both Cross Country and Track in order to get a varsity letter. Points vary by meet, depending on how may other teams are participating. Generally it is 5 points for a first place, 3 for second, and 1 for third in small (dual) meets. In larger invitational meets it might be 10 points for first, 8 for second, 6 for third, etc.

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  5. 2ndLTgray

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    I'll talk to my coach then, thanks for the reply!
     

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