"Sports Coded"

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by brewmeist, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:53 AM.

  1. brewmeist

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    Can't find anything about this. What does being 'sports coded' really mean?
     
  2. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Are you being recruited for a sport?
     
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    My son has been talking with a head coach (rather not say the sport) for some time now. In an email it was mentioned that he is sports coded. He has been recruited by several other schools, but wants to be a Midshipman regardless if he is a varsity athlete or not at Annapolis. He has his LOA and the only thing missing is the nomination, so he really doesn't want to bug the coach about it. But he is obviously curious enough to want to know what it is all about.
     
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    I realized I really didn't answer your question if he is being recruited. We're not exactly sure. The other schools who are recruiting initiated contact, had him for official visits, etc. With Navy, he has attended camps over the years, and then started meeting and talking to the head coach whenever he could at events. He has talked to him over the phone, been emailing with season updates the past year, etc. Hate to sound so naive, but the service academies are just so unique with this process.
     
  5. ThePatternisFull

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    Ask the coach are your recruiting me for USNA?
     
  6. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Sounds like he is being recruited enough to be tagged in the system as a recruit. He has an LOA so he has his ticket if he gets his mom. It’s now just a matter of how he stacks up against the other recruits and how much he wants to play that sport. Being sports coded could mean he is the #1 recruit or just someone on their list.
     
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  7. P_N

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    @brewmeist: Being “coded” might be the same as being “flagged.” As you know recruiting at USNA isn’t the same as other colleges so my DD asked this very question to the USNA coach when they told her she was “flagged.” She was told that only blue chip athletes are assured a nom and that there are very, very few blue chip athletes because most candidates need to get in on their own merit vs a blue chip might need a little extra help getting in but excels in a specific area that USNA appreciates. That said, DD does not have an LOA so this whole scenario may not apply to you since your DS does have an LOA. It’s definitely stressful as DD has had solid recruiting offers from other colleges but she has put them all on hold until she hears from USNA as she has wanted to be a Naval Officer more than an athlete for the past 4 years. She just happens to stand out nationally in her sport hence the “flagging.”
     
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    I think it means the sport has flat-lined and needs to be intubated.
     
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