Hi! My son is homeschooled, and here in Virginia, we are not allowed to participate in sports at public schools. That has been a challenge, but ds has sought out other physical fitness/team opportunities. He runs cross-country with a local cross-country club that competes in meets against private schools and other local clubs, and he plays rugby for a rugby club that is made up of mainly public-school students (and competes against other local rugby clubs), since rugby is not a high school sport here. So when he was filling out the AFOTC application, he was pretty stumped when the section for sports said "sanctioned varsity sports only". I have googled around and can't find any clarification as to what exactly this means. Surely it can't meant sports like fencing or karate don't count because they aren't varsity sports? And the academies at least really encourage things like running, even just local 5ks, if you can't join a high school team. Is ROTC so different? It just seems weird, and we didn't see another spot for "club sports" or anything like that. He is trying to contact the ROTC officer at VA Tech to see if he has any advice, but I wanted to know if anyone else had any helpful information. It doesn't seem like many people on here homeschool, but surely there are other people, especially from other highly competitive areas like NoVA where the schools are huge and there are limited opportunities to make school teams, where this might be an issue! Or maybe the AFROTC application is the only one that has this phrase? Ds hasn't done an army application yet. Thank you!