- Feb 24, 2017
Are the coaches of USNA Club teams permitted to actively recruit athletes or is this communication with athletes not allowed by Club coaches? My DD is being recruited and has attended several camps and spoken consistently with the coaching staff of a NCAA D1 sport at West Point for the last year or so. However, the sport she plays is NOT a D1 sport at USNA. As a recruited athlete, there is definitely some advantages in terms of admissions if a coach wants a particular athlete. For example, in speaking to several members of this NCAA D1 team, many of the girls state that they didn't even know about West Point until the coach contacted them at a tournament to gauge their interest. Several of these players were eventually admitted with baseline SAT scores around 1200, and since they never imagined a service academy life, they did not take the rigorous course load in high school or participate in all the EC's and leadership positions. It obvious that the coaching staffs were able to put their fingers on the scale and assist with these recruits being admitted since they are athletes. I am curious as to if the club coaches at the USNA carry any weight in the admissions process or does this privilege only pertain to the D1 sports.