World Class Athlete Program
Pfc. Vincent C. Hancock aiming rifle in the olympics

Interested in a program that provides the support and training necessary to succeed in national and international competitions? Then find out more about the Army's World Class Athlete Program.

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COMPETE AS A SOLDIER-ATHLETE

Through Army funding, WCAP Soldiers receive specialized coaching, access to state-of-the-art training venues, sports medicine treatment, and physical therapy. Most importantly, Army athletes have the opportunity to participate at top national and international competitions—including the summer and winter Olympics.

WCAP has established training centers throughout the country specializing in boxing, wrestling, modern pentathlon, and more. Depending on their sport, athletes are assigned a training location, usually near a college or sports club known for its success in preparing athletes for major competitions.

Beyond athletic commitments, WCAP Soldiers inspire the public and their fellow Soldiers through a variety of outreach activities. They speak to high school and college students, hold clinics, mentor young athletes, and make appearances in support of Army recruiting efforts. 

WORLD CLASS ATHLETE PROGRAM SPORTS

WCAP accepts athletes from all major Olympic and Paralympic sports including:

  • Baseball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting
  • Swimming
  • Taekwondo
  • Track & Field
  • Winter Sports
  • Wrestling
  • Paralympic Sports
  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon

REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN WCAP

WCAP gives all members of the Army (Active Duty, Army Reserve, and National Guard) equal opportunity to be selected, but athletes must meet some basic requirements to be considered:

  • Must be in good military standing
  • Must complete Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individualized Training (AIT)
  • Must hold a national or international ranking from the governing body of his or her sporting event
  • Must hold a United States Olympic Committee World Class Certification

Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers 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.

For more information or to start an application, visit the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program website

FEATURES

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  • armywcap

    06:09 AM Apr 08

    On behalf of the World Class Athlete Program and its Soldiers, we would like to welcome our new First Sergeant to t… https://t.co/E6PEYcfY47

  • armywcap

    06:37 AM Mar 21

    #ThrowbackThursday when WCAP Para-Swimmer/Combat Medic, SSG Elizabeth Marks recieved the prestigious ESPY: Pat Till… https://t.co/ODqhSt5frJ

  • armywcap

    10:13 AM Mar 12

    SPC Charles Buset (68kg) and PFC Amanda Bluford (62kg) earn the chance to represent Team USA at the 2019 University… https://t.co/SXwUexbOhb

  • armywcap

    07:35 AM Mar 06

    Photos from the 2019 Las Vegas Rugby 7s Invitational - Las Vegas - NV: Women's Elite Division featuring 1LT Kasey M… https://t.co/6RWgaLzG1n

  • armywcap

    01:00 PM Mar 05

    Photos from the 2019 Las Vegas Rugby 7s Invitational - Las Vegas - NV: Men's Elite Division featuring SGT Anthony W… https://t.co/9oNgOdcQtT

  • armywcap

    07:30 AM Mar 05

    Congratulations to our newest addition to the WCAP Taekwondo Team, PFC Amanda Bluford wins her first major internat… https://t.co/Em9d3KhThp

  • armywcap

    07:55 AM Mar 03

    Congratulations to SGT Anthony Welmers, SPC Cody Melphy, SPC Patrick Blair and the USA Falcons Rugby 7s team on the… https://t.co/tTEOFEySOB

  • armywcap

    12:11 PM Feb 26

    WCAP Wrestling leads the way as Army captures its 18th straight Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling Armed Forces Ch… https://t.co/N0xVeAvckf

  • armywcap

    11:30 AM Feb 26

    Congratulations to SSG Whitney Conder on her Gold medal performance at the Women's Freestyle Wrestling German Grand… https://t.co/HObRm1blgq

  • armywcap

    08:33 AM Feb 20

    SPC Frankline Tonui and SGT Evans Kirwa help lead Team USA to a Team Title at the 2019 NACAC 10k Cross Country Cham… https://t.co/qT5ZD2i5lY

  • armywcap

    07:56 AM Feb 20

    SSG Naomi Graham continues her international medal streak with a Gold medal performance at the 2019 Standja Interna… https://t.co/Mph5YR5xCX

  • armywcap

    05:11 AM Feb 15

    Its a proud day when we can promote and re-enlist Soldiers here at the World Class Athlete Program. Congratulation… https://t.co/5d4SStKfq9

  • armywcap

    07:49 AM Feb 08

    3 Soldiers named to the 2019 U.S. World Cross-Country Team!! SGT Emmanuel Bor (28:53.3) and SGT Leonard Korir (28:… https://t.co/EjbHCwVFS5

  • armywcap

    09:57 AM Feb 07

    Congratulations to 1LT Kasey McCravey and PFC Joanne Fa'avesi on leading Team USA to a Bronze medal finish at the W… https://t.co/frOmBArcPX

  • armywcap

    07:20 AM Feb 07

    WORLD BRONZE MEDAL!!!! Less than a year ago, SGT Emily Sweeney (WCAP Luge) fractured her neck and spine when she lo… https://t.co/wW0cqOttet

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