1. RookBuddy2022NU

    RookBuddy2022NU New Member

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    Hi all, I am a rook at Norwich right now and I am looking to answer any questions that any prospect or parent has because I know when I looked there was not much online that answered all my questions.

    I am a stem major and I participate in varsity athletics so ask any questions and if I do not have the answer I can ask my roommates.
     
  2. Tenley71

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    DD has applied to Norwich for Army ROTC and is interested in playing lacrosse. Since you are an athlete and a rook do you find it a struggle to juggle all your commitments for both things? She’s not sure how lacrosse will fit into her overall schedule. Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  3. RookBuddy2022NU

    RookBuddy2022NU New Member

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    It really depends on you as a person and your dedication to academics and time management. I have seen more people balance it than struggle, and since lacrosse is in the spring she will have had rookdom under her belt and have the skills to balance everything a lot better than the fall athletes. I truly did struggle at first but the coaches meet with you weekly and direct you on how to fix it and who to meet with for help, they know grades are first.
     
  4. DesertCaliMom

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    Using school resources and open and honest communication are the Keys to making varsity sports, corps and academics work together.

    Some corps events are missed due to athletic practice, and expected. Homework done during travel is recommended, but many athletes choose to use their phones and catch up back home versus good time management.

    Coaches understand that academics come first. If there is ever an issue balancing school work and sports, missed practices are allowed *especially* if your rook utilizes the academic achievement center for tutoring and one on one appointments for time management tutoring.
     
  5. CitadelN88

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    Are athletes truely part of the corps?
     
  6. DesertCaliMom

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    Absolutely. My son has 2 soccer athletes in his room, a swimmer, 2 football players and 2 cross country runners in his platoon.
     
  7. AJC

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    Perhaps at some SMCs more so than others.
     
  8. CitadelN88

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    So I assume non cadet are part of teams too? How does that work? Seems like a nightmare for coaching staff
     
  9. RookBuddy2022NU

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    Athletes are a part of the corp, we just have less corp things we show up too like evening training due to practices. Civilians are on our sports teams and no one really notices a difference in culture because once we cross into the athletic area all rank goes out the window.
     
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  10. DesertCaliMom

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    Civilians also interact with the corps in clubs, scholarship organizations, business societies, volunteering in the community, and classes. My rook has never complained or found it awkward when both lifestylea come together.