Originally Posted by Soldier
I don't think there's any money involved. The Army has tons of intramural teams. I have a buddy on the all-army basketball team and he basically spends 1-2 months a year playing basketball as his primary job. Powerlifting is, of course, not as big as basketball and therefore not as big of a time commitment (also not as well funded), but it shouldn't cost me any money to take part, and I'll be able to travel to different competitions with the team.
By commitment, I meant, if you find you can't take the coach, are you in shit if you just stop showing up/walk away.
As others said, it's an opportunity, as with everything in the military, he may come off like a douche at first, but after you get to know him, he may be a better guy than you think.. heck, one of the Sgts I thought was an obnoxious prick at first is now one of the few guys I respect!