There are many hurdles you have to go through to get INTO any of the Service Academies — academics, test scores, leadership roles, athletics, community service, the CFA etc…There are even more to get THROUGH the Academy but we can save that discussion for another thread.
Here is a video I made recently on the CFA and will help many of you get better scores in pullups, pushups, situps, shuttle runs, mile run and the oddly used basketball throw from the knees.
When I worked at the Naval Academy as an instructor, I asked one of the original creators of the CFA about the addition of the basketball throw. He said that is measures athletic potential — so now you are smarter! I did not even bother arguing with a USNA legend of 40+ years on the job so I took it for what it was. Over the years, I have learned that it really does to a degree measure athletic potential. So when you ask WHY do you need to throw a basketball from my knees — now you know.
The video should help with the techniques of all events. Good luck and I hope to see you at Summer Seminar Tuesday 0530 PT!
Stew Smith CSCS