World Class Athlete Program
The United States Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) is one of more than 200 Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs the Army provides Soldiers and families. Through WCAP, the Army provides athletes the opportunity to train and compete in national and international sporting events and the summer and winter Olympics.
Through Army funding, WCAP Soldiers receive specialized coaching, access to state-of-the-art training venues, and sports medicine, and physical therapy. Most importantly, Army athletes will have the opportunity to participate top national and international competitions.
The program offers all members of the Army (Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard) equal opportunity for selection, but athletes must meet the basic requirements for participation:
- All participants must be in good military standing
- Enlisted athletes must have completed Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individualized Training (AIT).
- Once selected, an athlete must hold a national or international ranking from the governing body of his or her sporting event.
- Athletes must hold a United States Olympic Committee World Class Certification.
Army Reserve and National Guard who are selected for the program will be placed on Active Duty. All prospective athletes will be admitted into the program at least three years before Olympic trials begin.
U.S. Army athletes receive world-class training from the United States’ top coaches and trainers. The Army has training centers that specialize in some events, such as boxing, wrestling, and modern pentathlon. Depending on your sport, you will be assigned a training location, usually near a college or sports club with a proven record in preparing athletes for international competition.
For more information or to initiate an application, contact the following:
Contact the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program at (877) 410-3537, or visit www.thearmywcap.com