VMI clubs and activites

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  1. futurekeydet

    futurekeydet New Member

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    Hello all,
    I am very interested in VMI, and will be a high school senior this year. I am also a wrestler and I plan on wrestling in college, ideally at VMI. I have a question regarding this: do VMI NCAA d1 athletes have the time to also participate in extracurricular activities/ clubs if they choose? Specifically some of the extracurricular military activities interested me.

    In general, I am struggling to see how there is time for ROTC/Military training and practicing/competing in your given sports.

    If someone would be so kind as to enlighten me on this subject, I would be very appreciative.

    Thanks!
     
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    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Futurekeydet: VMI is a D1 school and your sport- out of season and even more in season- will absorb a lot of your time. The military training portion is a given- you are required to take ROTC so you will have no choice there. Other extracurricular activities- eh- truthfully that is an area where there is some tension in your schedule. Doing a varsity sport and being a Cadre member- really tough ,although Wrestling being a spring sport will have a little more leeway there and two of my sons room mates were Cadre members and on Track team so it can be done (although their coach would rather have had them focus more on off season workouts then working on the Rats in the fall). As a Rat- there are some Rat training/ Rat Challenge activities that you will miss out on because of your sport but you will be involved with most of it. As far as other clubs- ones that meet on weekday afternoons will be pretty well out of contention as you will be practicing.
    VMI is pretty much all about time management- you will really have to balance your schedule and make some decisions on what can be done and what is not possible. That's true for everyone, NCAA teammembers perhaps more than others in some ways.
     
  3. futurekeydet

    futurekeydet New Member

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    Ok thank you. Yes I realize that being a D1 athlete would take up a lot of my time and probably does not leave much room for anything extra, but I thought it was worth asking. By the way, wrestling is a winter sport. Also, I am very much looking forward to the ROTC/Military portion of VMI, after all, it aint called a military school for nothing!

    Thank you for the help
     

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