Summer and Winter Training Mininum Requirements:
All cadets must complete Orientation or Recruit Training before attending any Advanced Training.
-- League Cadet Orientation (7 day Boot Camp for ages 10 to 13 year old cadets)
-- Sea Cadet Recruit Training (14 day Boot Camp for 14 to 18 year old cadets). 

NLCC League Cadet Orientation:
League Cadet Orientation (7 Day Module). League Cadet Orientation is the cadet’s introduction to military routine and discipline and is the cadets first step towards advancing in the League Program. Cadets spend one week learning basic Navy subjects, elementary seamanship, basic damage control, and quarter’s maintenance.  League Cadets do not have have to complete BMR training before attending.

NSCC Sea Cadet Recruit Training: 
Recruit Training (Fourteen Day Module). Recruit training is the cadet’s introduction to military routine and discipline and is the cadets first step towards advancing in the Sea Cadet Program. Cadets spend two weeks learning basic Navy subjects, elementary seamanship, basic damage control, and quarter’s maintenance. Additionally, cadets participate in Physical Fitness Training. While attending Recruit Training a cadet must pass a Physical Fitness Test in order to receive credit for completing Recruit Training  (***See note at the bottom of the page***) . Successful completion of Recruit Training is required before attending Advanced Training. It is the unit Commanding Officers responsibility to ensure cadets are prepared medically, physically and psychologically prior to attending Recruit Training. To qualify for Recruit Training a cadet must meet the below requirements. 

  • Be enrolled in the NSCC program a minimum of six weeks prior to the start of Recruit Training. This time limit is established to ensure proper enrollment, opportunity to get required uniforms and opportunity to complete BMR requirements. If a new cadet can meet all these requirements in under 6 weeks, he or she can go.

  • Be age 14 prior to 1 September of the training year or be a former NLCC Cadet who is age 13 and has successfully completed NLCC Orientation Training scheduled by NHQ and is considered “mature” enough by the unit commanding officer.

  • Passed the Physical Fitness Test at the unit prior to attending Recruit Training. (***See note at the bottom of the page***) 

  • Successfully complete all 15 - BMR  Assignments prior to reporting to Recruit Training. These assignments will provide the cadet the requisite knowledge needed to complete recruit training.   The unit commanding officers signature on the orders certifies the cadet is ready for training, which includes having completed the BMR .  Sea Cadets should contact Education Officer, LTJG Brossard, to signup for BMR course and get testing requirements.  

  • Obtain the required uniform items (Sea Bag List) and comply with directives directed by the Commanding Officer of Training Contingent (COTC)

  • Visit all websites specified by the Training Contingent for pre-training information.

Summer and Winter Advanced Training Logistics
1. It is the parent’s responsibility to arrange transportation for their child to and from the training site. This means from the doorstep of the unit-drilling site or individual residence to the doorstep of the training site. When using commercial transportation in addition to airline or train tickets, fees for taxi or shuttle bus should be considered. As a courtesy ONLY, COTC’s may offer travel assistance to and from local airports, train stations or bus stations.

2. Training evolution's are dependent upon escort availability, host site accommodations, and host training site security measures in effect at the time of training.  NHQ will not reimburse for airline tickets, changes, or penalties regardless of reason.

3. Some commercial air carriers do not allow under aged children to travel un-escorted by an adult. If parents or units arrange for unaccompanied commercial travel for cadets be sure to ask if the carrier will honor your arrangement.

4. Parents must be reminded to respect security when entering military bases. Most NSCC training is conducted on military bases. Base security personnel are very sensitive to visitors and are very focused on their particular base security measures. These security measures pertain to cadets/adults attending training evolution's on the Summer Training Schedule and “Locally Arranged Training”.  

Now Here is the good stuff - Advanced Training !
Go to the  Summer and Winter Training link below and research the trainings that are listed, remember that your cadet must complete League Cadet Orientation (7 day Boot Camp for ages 10 to 13 year old cadets, or Sea Cadet Recruit Training (14 day Boot Camp for 14 to 18 year old cadets. Make sure that the dates don't conflict with other trainings that you pick and research travel arrangements before requesting orders for the training.  If you have questions consult your local Officers and Staff for more information. League Cadets Advanced trainings  can be found under the link below.  Sea Cadets may go to almost any advanced trainings after all prerequisites are met and with Commanders approval.  Visit the "Cadet Training Report" page to see what other cadets have said about past trainings.  

Important : Do not attempt to contact the officers or staff of the summer and winter training or send request for training directly, all requests must go through our admin office staff.  

**** Summer and Winter Training Schedule ****
We Comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
***NOTE**** A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 015) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.****NOTE*****


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