Time management a challenge

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by pv123, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. pv123

    pv123 5-Year Member

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    Freshman daughter just made the D1 NCAA Duke Rowing Crew Team. AFROTC and an Engineer student -Thrown into a schedule nightmare that goes nonstop from 5:30am 6 days a week... certainly going to be interesting how she handles it. Ugh!
     
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    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    Excellent preparation for military life. I used to roll into the base gym around 0500-0530 to get my workout in when on shore duty. Then work.

    All this is good prep. She will become amazingly efficient shaving time from everyday activities and figuring out what the priority 1 tasks are.
     
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    Seeing the same with my DD (4 year scholarship winner - nursing). Full academic schedule, PT four mornings a week, playing club softball. So far, she's handling it. Last night after her first club game she headed to the pool for CWST practice. A day in the life of a cadet.
     
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    "Half days" of work in the military = 12 hours. In-house joke...but not really.
     
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    My freshman daughter is also on crew club team, honors program and ROTC. She had to start using a sound machine to get sleep at night because the dorm is not very quiet at 10:00 pm. She's definitely not operating on the typical college schedule. Thankfully her roommate is pretty patient with her crazy schedule.
     
  6. glen

    glen 5-Year Member

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    I believe if you ask any major college faculty representative, NCAA Coach, PNS, PAS, or PMS - and even the upper class athletes - but only after they are close to graduating - LOL - did being a member of a varsity NCAA Division I team, rigorous academic courses, and ROTC, hurt or help a student - especially first year students - they will say it helped them. Especially that first year in college, when so many new experiences, new friends, new challenges can derail even the most disciplined 18 year old. Being a part of a group with which to identify, having focused upper class mentors who are fellow athletes, fellow cadets/midshipmen and coaches who monitor academics, physical fitness, and just keep an eye on their overall mental state - puts these young folks miles ahead of the average entering student.
     
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    pv123 5-Year Member

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    Thanks Glen! Such a perfect outlook for the bigger picture.
     
  8. max5757

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    DS is now a Sophomore also a D1 Rower & NROTC. Last Fall was a challenge at first, but once he got the routine down it worked during the rest of the year and now in Year 2. Keys were open conversations re PT etc. with the Coach & Program. He also roomed last year and now this year with another rower so that makes early bed times easier. The 6 days a week training makes the PT training and PT tests no issue. He's more disciplined and has better time management skills and it helped when he did his month with the Navy & Marines this summer. As said above - all good skills for military life. Good luck.