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Zaggs

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Currently, I am a junior and I'm starting to prepare myself for the onslaught of academy applications. I keep on reading about the importance of sports, and I have participated in track since my freshman year, and this past year I started XC. Recently, however, I had to stop doing track because of other commitments (mainly to JROTC). In addition, I had a conversation with my coach that gave me the idea that he would not want me back unless I could be there for the majority of practices. Because of this, I have since gotten a membership at my gym and have been working out a few days each week to prepare for the CFA this summer.

Is it a bad thing for me to not be able to participate in these sports anymore? JROTC takes up most days after school and I do hold a high leadership position there and I do not want to lose it. My other leadership roles have included activities before school which helps me to manage everything.
 
Jackson, I would think JROTC Leadership would count more than track. If you research the CFA it is weighted 60% academics, 30% leadership, and 10% fitness. that being said unless you were going to be Captain of your track team, JROTC would most likely carry more weight.
 
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Here is an excerpt from the form your PMI will submit for your JROTC nomination source:

Which block will he or she chose? Have you discussed with your instructor your desire to go to an academy and the importance of sports to your "well-roundedness"?

https://candidate.usma.edu/ROTC_Nomination_Form_5-497.pdf


Athletic Ability:

1. Outstanding college varsity prospect.

2. Fine high school athlete; varsity letter.

3. H.S. Varsity participation, average ability.

4. Intramural participation; healthy interest.

5. Sports are a pastime. No interest.
 
Here is an excerpt from the form your PMI will submit for your JROTC nomination source:

Which block will he or she chose? Have you discussed with your instructor your desire to go to an academy and the importance of sports to your "well-roundedness"?

https://candidate.usma.edu/ROTC_Nomination_Form_5-497.pdf


Athletic Ability:

1. Outstanding college varsity prospect.

2. Fine high school athlete; varsity letter.

3. H.S. Varsity participation, average ability.

4. Intramural participation; healthy interest.

5. Sports are a pastime. No interest.
I have, and in fact, my JROTC instructor is an ALO for USAFA, so he knows how weight applies to the application process. I'm going to be sitting down with him soon to discuss the situation as well, but I figured it'd be best to get extra information. Can't hurt to ask as many people as possible
 
Currently, I am a junior and I'm starting to prepare myself for the onslaught of academy applications. I keep on reading about the importance of sports, and I have participated in track since my freshman year, and this past year I started XC. Recently, however, I had to stop doing track because of other commitments (mainly to JROTC). In addition, I had a conversation with my coach that gave me the idea that he would not want me back unless I could be there for the majority of practices. Because of this, I have since gotten a membership at my gym and have been working out a few days each week to prepare for the CFA this summer.

Is it a bad thing for me to not be able to participate in these sports anymore? JROTC takes up most days after school and I do hold a high leadership position there and I do not want to lose it. My other leadership roles have included activities before school which helps me to manage everything.

The academies like to see sports in an application because it shows that you are commited to a team as well as maintaining fitness. Even though you may not play a sport now, you were still a part of a team which is better than nothing. The only problem you might come across is leadership because you have spent all those years on the team and you may have a shot of team captain senior year which is a big plus. You still are involved in JROTC which is good and it means that you don’t just sit around all day. Just keep in mind that your schedule at the academies will be ten times more packed than right now so it might be a good idea to start working on time management now.
 
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