On the "chance me" posts it is pretty consitant, you should try to be captain of a team. What if a candidate isn't, is all hope lost? There are leadership opportunties that can be just as valuable if not more valuable than a team captain. Does USNA give lets say 700 points for a team captain and 50 points for non-sports so you have to have 12 times more leadership spots to make up the deficit? Thank you for explaining? DS has played football for 4 years, but the same 4 kids have been captain since freshman year.