Posted on Nov 3, 2016
Sgt Alex Stone
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The NCAA has a Military Service Exemption that states when a servicemember is on active duty, their eligibility is put on hold. When they separate they have the ability to enroll in college and play sports.
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SGT Ben Keen
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I don't see why not? Why should someone be held back from excelling at something because they decided to join the Armed Forces before going to college?
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Sgt Alex Stone
Sgt Alex Stone
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Ben - Couldn't agree more! We have some great stories of people who have found success through sports and hope to find more!
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SPC David McPherson
SPC David McPherson
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Heck yeah they could! I believe the team would be able to benefit from their leadership abilities, as well as their teamwork abilities.
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Capt Retired
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I am certain there are some who could compete at the collegiate level.
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LCpl Michael Grogan
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Absolutely. If I hadn't injured my knee while on active duty I was going to go back to my hometown and try to play for the community college after I separated. A service member should not be penalized for deciding to join something bigger than themselves.
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Sgt Alex Stone
Sgt Alex Stone
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Awesome Michael. If you have healed up or are considering playing at collegiate level, let me know how I can help.
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LCpl Michael Grogan
LCpl Michael Grogan
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I would love to play collegiate level soccer, but its hard to attend school with a wife and 4 kids. I am all healed up thankfully. Lost range of motion in my right knee but nothing more than that.
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