- 10-12-2011, 12:46 #261
Alright guys, I have a question for you all..
I've seen throughout this thread mentions of an ice breaker and all that lark on the pre-adsc thing; yet according to my sheet thing, mine will consist of:
Fitness Training - running b. Command Tasks.
What the hell does that mean..? I know this is probably a continuation of everything that's already been said, but to me it doesn't seem as though it'll be much else than running in a group via commands..? Or does that mean as in commanded tasks? :P
- 10-12-2011, 13:02 #262
You'll do about 4 command tasks, where you work in your syndicates to overcome obstacles and problems; you're not assessed on whether you complete the task or not, you're assessed on how well you work in a team, so make sure you make yourself heard. If you can't think of anything constructive, just repeat what somebody else has said (obviously don't make it sound like it's your idea, you're simply helping to get the message across to your team mates).
You'll then do an 800m warm up, and then 1.5 mile best effort.
You'll no doubt have an ice breaker thrown in there somewhere, and maybe an interview with a senior NCO or Officer. Even if your timetable doesn't say so, one of the two will be carried out on the day. Oh and, Jerry Can test too, that'll probably be included.
- 10-12-2011, 13:18 #263
Aha, thank you! :D I see, I'm looking forward to it!
I'm looking forward to the interviews as well, 'cause I think I'll be able to give across a more passionate speech than what may have been involved in my, "Why do you want to join the Army?" thing on my form.
- 10-12-2011, 20:10 #264
Had my pre selection on Tuesday. I imagine every AFCO does it differently. My itinerary that i was given wasn't worth the paper it was written on.
In the end, the day consisted of arriving. A quick brief on the day by a SM and then we were shown a powerpoint presentation all about the battle of Thermopylae. We had to retain as much information as possible for a short test later on. Basically a practice version of the grenade test at selection.
Then we all set up in pairs and did our two minutes of sit ups and 2 minutes of press ups and the amounts were noted down.
Then after a 10 minute break we went out and did our 800m warm up and then the 1.5 miler which i have to say i was abissmal at, put it down to having the flu but pissed none the less as it delays the process.
Then we chucked some warm clothes and were shown a video about selection whilst we had 'lunch', i use the word loosely as it was some crap sandwich and a bottle of water, but hey welcome to the army we were told.
Then we split into two groups. one group did their icebreakers and the others went out and did 2 team work excercises and rotated accordingly. The icebreaker was the thing i was dreading most as i'm sure most will. But in my opinion i found it better to stick your hand up straight away and get up there and do it as confidence is a big factor and will score you brownie points. Once your up there your pre written script will go out the window and you'll hopefully just get verbal diahorrea anyway. They had the questions on a chart anyway to jog your memory.
The team excercise was actually quite difficult cos you always get one cowboy who thinks he knows everything. The important thing is to talk and make sure your heard as your being watched and will get told to speak up and more, unless of course you like doing press ups. Mine involved a couple of scenarios which are too much to explain on here but if you wanna know PM me. Again don't worry about it, its not a pass or fail situation just to see if your able to work together and communicate effectively.
After this the day was pretty much done and we had a good 45 minutes to pick the brains of some serving soldier which i thought was very interesting. Various soldiers were present including Infantry, RAC, AAC, AMC and also the SM of the Infantry. I have to say the answers to questions between the SM and lower ranks were vastly different.
Then we got told how we did and loaded onto the minibus home.
Unfortunately i didn't get through it this time which as i say i was gutted about, but saw the whole thing as a very worthwhile experience and will be going down again in a month. Hopefully without any illness!!!!
Also we were told by the WOC1 at the AFCO that there are now no jobs in the British Army until april as the budget has already been spent for this financial year. So way i see it ladies and gents, is we have a good amount of time to get ready for ADSC, P1 etc.
Hope this helps some of you who may be curious."I get the point. I know when I'm not wanted. I'm off to the Island of Misfit Mascots." Sexual Harassment Panda
- 10-12-2011, 22:32 #265
- 12-12-2011, 00:03 #266
- 08-01-2012, 21:54 #267
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hi guys im new to all this but thought i might a get a satisfying answer to my questions i have done my barb and now have to do a pre selection at a park in norwich where i am doing 1.5 mile run and jerry cans but ive seen alot on these forums about press ups if i do the 2 min best effort test do you have to stay in press up position untill you go down or can you do some then have a break and do some more as long as its within the 2 mins ?
- 08-01-2012, 22:06 #268
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what happens if you don't pass pre-selection? or is it not a pass fail situation? could some please explain? thanks
- 08-01-2012, 23:41 #269
Reice, i also live in Norwich. I wouldn't sweat the fitness day too much, its not pre selection just a couple of hours in the park with a couple of PTI's. You will do a warm up, 2 minutes of press ups, 2 minutes of sit ups, jerry can walk, 800m warm up run and then the timed 1.5 miler and thats it. With the press ups you can rest in between reps if need be towards the end but you have to do so on your knees and then get on with it again. If your arms aren't shaking and about to drop off by the end you haven't tried hard enough. You have to achieve a decent amount of reps on both the excercises and complete the jerry can carry to pass these excercises. If these are all good and you put in at most a 12.00 run time you'll be invited on pre adsc. Its just an assessment the AFCO use to gauge whether your ready to go on to Pre ADSC. Do note however that they WILL issue your medical docs if you pass this day so its good to get it done as the medical process can drag on to no end!! My only advise would be to practice doing sit ups, press ups and jerry can carries and then go straight for your run afterwards. It took my body by major suprise running when it was already knackered!! Good luck mate and feel free to PM me with any other questions."I get the point. I know when I'm not wanted. I'm off to the Island of Misfit Mascots." Sexual Harassment Panda
- 09-01-2012, 12:35 #270
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