Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by ToVictory, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. ToVictory

    ToVictory New Member

    Jul 26, 2015
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    I'm a rising Junior and have been doing my high school's football camp this summer. I know West Point greatly values candidates who have played sports in high school, but I HATE playing football.

    I played the last 2 years and received a varsity letter last year. Our summer camp this year is almost over, but I hate going. I used to like playing, but now I can't stand the long practices. I don't have a problem with the running or the yelling my coaches do, it's just that my heart is no longer in the game.

    Should I keep playing just to have football and a varsity letter on my application even though I can't stand going? If I do keep playing, I'm probably going to get a varsity letter this year as well, but at this point, I don't know if it is worth it.

    I also play volleyball and have earned a varsity letter in that. I really enjoy it and can't wait for the next season.

    Any advice would be great!
  2. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

    Jun 18, 2012
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    Play the sport you enjoy and have fun.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
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  3. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

    Jan 27, 2010
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    I agree with tugboat. The academies in general are looking for those who can be team players, not lone wolves. If you have a goal not a dream to attend a academy. You will have to face different types of adversity, not just in high school or the academies but throughout your entire life. The late Jimmy Valvano, Head Coach of Men's Basketball, NC State said, ""Don't give up, don't ever give up."

    Best of luck. RGK

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