Walking on for Football

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by thefish3, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. thefish3

    thefish3 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    This may seem like a random question, but is it possible to walk-on to West Point's football team. I'm currently a junior and get a good amount of playing time, but don't think I would be good enough to be recruited. I know that West Point requires all students to participate in some sort of sport, and I was wondering if it would be possible for me to walk-on to the NCAA football team instead of playing in-house football. Thank you for your help! Go ARMY Beat NAVY!
     
  2. djfrro

    djfrro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    all you can do is try.
     
  3. tndad

    tndad Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    yes it is possible...son's roommate was a walk on. Give it a go!:thumb:
     
  4. goblacknights

    goblacknights Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    does anyone know the process for walk-ons? basically how do you try out?
     
  5. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    During Beast there will be mass athletics were all the major sports show up and you practice with them. They pay special attention to the recruits but will also take a look at anyone else that shows up.

    There is also sprint football, I don't know if that interests you.
     
  6. 2012Cadet

    2012Cadet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    How do you get them to, err..."recruit" you?
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

    Just_A_Mom Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,826
    Likes Received:
    2
  8. 2012Cadet

    2012Cadet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    How do they recruit you for football (there's no questionnaire for NCAA football, just sprint ball)? I'm guessing you contact the proper coach and display interest, etc., but then what (what is the process/order of events/what happens)?
     
  9. goblacknights

    goblacknights Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is also sprint football, I don't know if that interests you.[/QUOTE]

    Yes I am aware of sprint football but unclear of the weight standards and stuff like that.
     
  10. goblacknights

    goblacknights Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes I am aware of sprint football but unclear of the weight standards and stuff like that.
     
  11. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    0
    The weight limit for sprint football is 172.
     
  12. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    You may still try out and make the team if you weigh over. Many of the guys who tried out this year were 180-200. They cut weigh for weigh ins on tuesday and bulk up trying to gain as much as possible by the game a few days later.

    Sprint football is a quicker paced version of football. It is by no means a "JV team" as some people think and is also a corps squad sport.
     
  13. buff81

    buff81 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,644
    Likes Received:
    263
    AF - are you trying out for Sprint Football?
     
  14. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not this year, I went to one of their briefings because I was interested.

    Decided to wait due to the lack of time I would have for academics.
     
  15. 2012Cadet

    2012Cadet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    ....bump...
     
  16. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    231
    Many cadets send emails to the coaches introducing themselves and expressing an interest in the particular sport. Sometimes you receive a mailing or phone call afterwards. Why don't you try that? Or, you could have your HS athletic director contact them on your behalf.
     
  17. 2012Cadet

    2012Cadet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    Should I wait until I have more years under my belt before asking since they'll probably want stats, video, etc.?
     
  18. mom3boys

    mom3boys Parent

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,886
    Likes Received:
    231
    I am not sure what the NCAA rules are for football contacts...it would not hurt to send an email to the coach to introduce yourself, etc. He is allowed to answer an email that you initiate, I am pretty sure. You can look all this up on the NCAA website to verify. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Just tell him who you are and that you are a junior, etc, and that your hope is to attend West Point and you'd like to discuss the possibility of playing football. It's ok to do this, really. That is how my son initiated contact for his sport. If you are not comfortable with this, have your AD do it.
     
  19. Dadandgrad

    Dadandgrad Parent

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know it's going back a couple years but my classmate Brad Black played intramural football as a Plebe and walked on and had an outstanding carrer as a varsity football palyer. Yes, it's possible!
     
  20. 2012Cadet

    2012Cadet Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm thinking about not doing football anymore my junior and senior years because I'm not even getting any playing time on JV and no longer enjoy it.:frown: Will quitting like this be detrimental to my application because it implies lack of commitment or something?:confused:
     

Share This Page