Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Preparing For The Academy

So you are preparing to attend the academy.  A little nervous? You don't need to be if you prepare for your first day. Read the following list of frequently asked questions and you will have a good idea of what to expect when you arrive at the academy.

What clothes or equipment do I need to buy?

You will need a good pair of running shoes while you are at the academy.  Plan on spending between $70 and $140 dollars for your shoes.  Make sure that you buy the right shoe for your running style and body type.  All of the running will be done on either asphalt or concrete and proper shoes will greatly reduce the strain on your feet and legs.  Basketball shoes, tennis shoes or cross training shoes are not recommended.  You will be issued an academy PT uniform that must be worn during physical training. Each student will be expected to provide plain white socks and running shoes. Male students are required to wear an athletic supporter or compression shorts and female students must wear a support bra during physical fitness training.  The academy will also provide sweat suits for those recruits who are attending the spring session.

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