Athletics

Physical development is an integral part of the West Point experience. Every cadet is an athlete.

Athletics

Physical development is an integral part of the West Point experience. Every cadet is an athlete.

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Physical Program

The Physical Program focuses on preparing cadets to meet the physically demanding requirements of an Army officer. The program develops the ability to maintain personal and unit fitness, fosters the warrior ethos, builds appreciation for teamwork & inspires the will to win.

The Physical Program assists in the mission of developing commissioned leaders of character by providing a foundation for basic movement skills and then challenging cadets to employ what they have learned through advanced skill application. This development is accomplished through core physical education coursework, physical fitness testing, and participation in competitive sports. Every cadet must participate in competitive sports throughout the academic year, whether in varsity intercollegiate athletics, intercollegiate clubs, or company athletics. The program challenges cadets every day but is both rewarding and instrumental in their development.

Athletics Statistics

At West Point, every cadet is an athlete. The lessons learned through sport help develop the character needed to lead and win in uniform.

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7
Core Curriculum Physical Education Classes
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12
Intramural Team Options
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19
Lifetime Sports Courses
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22
Athletic Fields and Complexes
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500k
Square Feet of Fitness Facilities
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"Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory."

- General Douglas MacArthur
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Intramural Sports

Every cadet company sponsors a several  different intramural sports teams.  More than a recreational release for cadets, these company athletic teams help cultivate a warrior ethos, develop grit and drive, and contribute to  a strong spirit de corps.

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Competitive Sports

West Point’s competitive sports program supports the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. It is designed to teach these values in an athletic setting. The nature of competitive sports provides opportunities that are difficult to replicate in the conventional classroom, in other extracurricular activities, or in military field training.

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NCAA Teams

Competitive sports are a proven way to maintain fitness, and the U.S. Military Academy competes as ARMY WEST POINT in a broad range of NCAA D-1 and D-2 sports. At West Point, it’s all fun and games for ARMY fans, but every cadet on the field or court understands that competition through their sport is a critical component for developing their leadership and teamwork skills, and especially for building personal bonds.

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500K Square Feet of Athletic Facilities

Every athletic facility you can think of is available for your use at West Point, and the facilities compare very favorably with those found in the nation's top colleges and universities.