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    Senior Year Sports Inquiry

    Hello! I have posted previously once on this forum regarding my application and ECAs. Currently, I'm stuck between pursuing the following athletic sports next year. - Joining Swim and Lettering - Joining XC and Track with a much signficantly lower chance of lettering (XC and Track is EXTREMELY...
  2. makushin

    Athletics' effect on admissions

    I'm currently a sophomore in high school, running XC and TF. I'm about 20 seconds away from a semi-competitive mile time for NCAA D1. I'm am also part of two honor societies, volunteer for the Salvation Army regularly, participate in a leadership position in the Sea Cadets, am two years ahead in...
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    Sports Requirements?

    High school Sophmore here planning on applying to USMA next year. Looking through the class profiles, I noticed that nearly every cadet in the class of 2020 (1,200 out of 1,210) participated in a varsity sport. I've been doing martial arts (BJJ, Taekwondo, Shotokan, Jeet Kune Do, and other arts)...
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    Sports vs Extracurricular during Covid

    I have posted before about sports being affected by Covid, but being in a big city in California, it is hard to participate in sports. It is especially hard for me as if I get it, then my mom could have a possibility of being affected immensely as her immune system is weak due to her...
  5. BeastHunter

    Are sports necessary to be considered for the academy?

    I'm a high school student who's a junior, and I was wondering if participating in sports is helpful for being accepted at the academy. Please let me know if this is the case. All help is appreciated
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    Sports Advice due to Covid

    Hello. This is my first post on this forum, but I have been reading a lot trying to seek advice. As a Junior in High School, Covid had a really big impact on schools, especially sports. I was in my freshman year when quarantine started so sports were out of the question. I did do cross-country...
  7. V

    Candidate Questionnaire and Application

    Since the submission of my application (Dec 28th) I have been participating in varsity track. After meets, I have been updating my recruiting questionnaire with some of my progress. I was wondering if the questionnaire is reviewed with my application, or if it is reviewed upon submission? If...
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    Club Sports

    Recently, I received an appointment for the USMA class of 2025. I have been very excited and thinking a lot about the opportunities that I will have at the Academy. Lacrosse has been a big part of my life and I have played all through high school. Unfortunately, I am not at the level to play...
  9. twoducks

    Are Sports at USMMA Mandatory?

    I remember reading somewhere that USMMA students are required to participate in sports activities during their time on campus. Is this true? Thank you!
  10. twoducks

    Most Entertaining Sport to Watch?

    Watching sports, personally, is unamusing. You name it- football, soccer, or swimming, to name a few, consistently fail to rouse my interest. Every four years, however, I put aside my biases for one special occasion. Lo' and behold, the Olympic Curling Championship. Intense as it is...
  11. MrSTOCK

    CAR Question

    I am currently filling out the Candidate Activity Record form, and I had some confusion so I will list out some questions. If anyone can answer these, or link a thread that provides an answer, that would be great. ~ I have been weight training for 5 years outside of high school, is there any...
  12. tpaine7

    Marine Corps PFT Training/Fall Sports

    Many of y’all have seen me on here before, rising senior, applied for the NROTC MO scholarship, etc. What I found out regarding my states fall sports plan is a bit unsettling. I’m on the varsity football squad, but learned that the season has been suspended indefinitely with all other sports...
  13. T

    Extra Items beyond Checklist?

    Are candidates allowed to bring anything else besides what is on the checklist? Religious Reading Material? Sports equipment/cleats? Sticky notes?
  14. V

    Am I a Competitive Applicant for USAFA?

    Hi! I've been looking into applying to USAFA for quite some time, but it's kind of hard to judge my own performance and credentials, so I was hoping some people from here could give me some advice as to whether or not it's worth it to apply. And thanks to anyone who does! So, I'll start by...
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    Anybody got experience not making a sports team? What options do you have if you don't make the team? Any opportunities to be a manager or be allowed to practice with the team in order to make it next year? Anything helps, I'm worried I won't get to play.
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    By April 1 – Regular Admission decisions released?

    So just for clarification, all admissions decisions are made by April 1st, but appointments can be offered before this time; is this correct? Additionally, are most appointments released before this date, or on this date? Do sports play a major factor in getting an appointment before the deadline?
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    Question About Walk-on Athletes

    How common is it for athletes to participate in a Varsity sport here without being recruited? Additionally, do coaches allow for "team managers" and allow for students to participate in practices and, even if they're not first string? Also, are there any cases where a person may not make the...
  18. 2

    How much does athletics play a part in admission?

    I've been interested in applying at USAFA, but I don't play any sports other than my school's rifle team (I have lettered in rifle). I just don't have the time to join another sport. Being appointed would be absolutely amazing, and I'm wondering if I can make up for this with my CFA scores...
  19. D

    No sports

    Hi there. This is probably a very repetitive question that gets asked a lot. My biggest concern right now is not getting a nomination because I’m not qualified because I don’t play sports. I would love to go to the USAFA but I really don’t know if I should even apply because I don’t play a...
  20. S

    Is athletics make or break?

    I've done a little bit of athletics during my high school time (currently a rising Senior), cross country for one year and a varsity letter in raider Team for two years. However, I am far more involved in "Academic Extracurricular" like Quiz Bowl and have published papers in science journals...