Women's Soccer

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  1. ArmyAFsister

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    "Walk on's"
    When I was at SLE this summer my platoon SGT was a soccer player and said that the team takes "walk on's" if they're good enough--any tips on how to increase my chances?
    Also, can you play multiple sports at USMA? I'm a sport every season student.
     
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    During Beast you'll have the opportunity as a Cadet Candidate to see all the different clubs and sports and you can ask those questions there. Doing two sports will be impossible and you will not want to. You will not have the time. You can do a sport and a club or company level sport, but you will be pressed for time. This is not your regular, average college experience. If you have the idea, after five in the evening is your time for yourself to goof off? You belong to the Army 24/7

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    tug_boat
    Thank you for the info, do you know--if I don't make it on the Women's Soccer team--is it really hard to participate in multiple club or company level sports? And is there a lower level hockey team?
     
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    Everyone must participate in a sport. The D-1 teams usually have recruited players. I don't know how that is done or if they fill all vacancies during the year. Of course not everyone is a recruited athlete at WP, so you look for something that is of interest to you. In order of how a cadet fulfills their requirement in my view is;
    1. Something they know or have played
    2. Something they enjoy and have desire or passion
    3. Something that offers the most athos
    4. You have a friend and want to join them
    There are so many options to keep you busy. The danger can be, too much fun stuff and falling behind on academics. This can be a real danger. Your TAC will review, maintain your schedule and be a watchful eye over you. D-1 level teams have tutors that travel with the team to help them with lessons they are missing and homework. You must understand WP follows the Thayer method of study. Frankly, I don't know how they keep up with the academic demands and juggle their military and athletic schedules. On average a Cadet carries 18 to 21 units every semester. I think they power through it just because of their youth.

    Youth wasted on the young.......if I had a second chance.......I.......

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    Great info--thank you very much!
     

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