DD is a new freshman and they didn't offer diving at her school. She decided to pick soccer up since she has played it in the past. Today I get an email that she has scheduling conflicts. Originally 9th grade soccer was the last period of the day, they moved it to 3rd period, the same time as her band class. She will NOT give up band, it's her life. The counselor and her band director are trying to find a workaround because they both know about her USNA aspirations and the necessity of a HS sport. Are we being overly ambitious about this? USNA looks at athletics for 2 reasons (that I've gathered from our site here), it's either to gauge leadership potential or athleticism. She has no intention of trying to play soccer at USNA, her plan has always been to do crew or sailing as a sport there. She has Sea Cadets/Student Council/YoungLife/Student Leadership at church to show the leadership aspect. Should we just drop the idea od a HS sport so she can focus on what she loves (band) and just finger crossed USNA looks at everything else over the fact she doesn't have a sport? On one hand I want to make sure we set her up for success but I also don't want to stick her in a HS sport she has no interest in just to check a box. Hopefully that makes sense...I really respect the opinion of the people on here that have "been there...done that".