# How to calculate sports hours for AMCAS?

#### Katy16

2+ Year Member
I'm a college athlete who won't be applying to med school for a few years but I am trying to start a spread sheet of my activity hours to make the process easier. It is easy to calculate the hours I spend in practice but my team often travels to tournaments and I don't know how to calculate tournament hours. For example, for one tournament we drove 8 hours to get there on a Friday, played Saturday and Sunday and drove back Monday. In total I spent 74 hours at the tournament, but I was on the field playing for about 12 of these hours. How should I calculate this?

#### ciestar

##### All grown up!
7+ Year Member
Base it on the time you were playing. Do not include travel on there.

#### cke11

5+ Year Member
I'm a college athlete who won't be applying to med school for a few years but I am trying to start a spread sheet of my activity hours to make the process easier. It is easy to calculate the hours I spend in practice but my team often travels to tournaments and I don't know how to calculate tournament hours. For example, for one tournament we drove 8 hours to get there on a Friday, played Saturday and Sunday and drove back Monday. In total I spent 74 hours at the tournament, but I was on the field playing for about 12 of these hours. How should I calculate this?
If I was traveling I counted all waking hours of the day. When we would catch flights we would leave either Wednesday night/Thursday morning and not arrive back on campus until Sunday night. I would miss my entire class schedule and usually a lab or two. I averaged my hours, they don't need to be exact. I think I put down 3000 on my application.

Toutie

#### Catalystik

##### The Gimlet Eye
10+ Year Member
I'm a college athlete who won't be applying to med school for a few years but I am trying to start a spread sheet of my activity hours to make the process easier. It is easy to calculate the hours I spend in practice but my team often travels to tournaments and I don't know how to calculate tournament hours. For example, for one tournament we drove 8 hours to get there on a Friday, played Saturday and Sunday and drove back Monday. In total I spent 74 hours at the tournament, but I was on the field playing for about 12 of these hours. How should I calculate this?
Here is a recent thread detailing how others have calculated their intercollegiate sport hours of involvement: Intercollegiate Athletics Hours