Available Club Teams ALL-SPORTS CALENDAR
The university subsidizes all club sports, but some may still require membership dues from individual members in order to cover anticipated expenses. Depending on the Sports there are either are gender-specific or "co-ed", clubs available.
: Saturday afternoons
This club is instructionally focused, meets regularly in Huntington Gym and provides an opportunity for students to come together for informal play. The club is looking to play area Colleges. Contacts
: Early Fall and Spring
The Colgate Baseball Club competes in both the fall and spring, but the majority of its schedule takes place during the fall due to the more favorable weather. Games are generally scheduled as Sunday double-headers against other area colleges and club teams. Colgate is a member of the National Club Baseball Association. Contact
Basketball (Women) Practice
: November - March
This club provides a place for women to play more competitive basketball than is available within the intramural program. The club is comprised largely of former high school varsity players. The club is developing a competitive game schedule with other club teams in the area.
An open club for anyone interested in improving their bowling skills! Practices are held at Hi-Skor Lanes in nearby Earlville, NY.
: Sunday Nights at Utica Curling Club
This club is open to novice and experienced curlers alike. The club exposes interested students to this exciting sport allows them to explore the world of competitive bonspiels (tournaments). The club meets once or twice a week at the world-class Utica Curling Club facilities in nearby Utica – site of the 2003 U.S. National Curling Championships. The club also travels to regional and national competitions. Contacts
: Daily rides
The cycling club provides an opportunity for students with varying skill levels in cycling to gather and explore the region together on their bicycles on a regular basis. Members who wish to compete will represent Colgate at a few races in the fall and spring. Contact
: Weekly lessons
The Colgate Equestrian Club has both English and Western components. Both compete within the New York Division of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Opponents include Skidmore, Cornell, Morrisville, Cobleskill, Oswego, Hartwick, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Most league schools host a show during the season with riders vying for not only team placement, but also for individual points in order to qualify for Regional, Zone, and National competitions following league competition. The club trains at Saddleback Farm at 3055 Lake Moraine Road, Hamilton and is coached by Anna Hackney (Hunt Seat) and Valerie Logsdon (Western). saddlebackfarmhamiltonny.com Contacts (English Team)
Contacts (Western Team)
The club is primarily instructionally focused, and novices are welcomed. As members become more proficient there may be opportunities to arrange outside competitive opportunities. All equipment is provided, including electronic scoring equipment. Contact
Field Hockey Practice
: Twice weekly in the fall
Comprised largely of former high school varsity players, this club provides an opportunity for you to have fun with the game while engaging in some spirited competition with members of the NYS Club Field Hockey League. The team won the State Tournament in 2016. Contact
Figure Skating Practice
: 2 - 3 times per week, October - February
The Figure Skating Club is open to skaters of all abilities. Although the club largely provides structured ice time for students wanting to practice on their own, some of the skaters compete in collegiate competitions. Colgate figure skaters have also competed as a synchronized skating team since the fall of 2010.
The club also sponsors a "Learn to Skate" program for children in the local community. The program allows club members to give something back to their sport and community, and also serves as a fundraising opportunity for the club.
The men’s and women’s ice hockey clubs offer an opportunity for those with competitive hockey skills to compete against other area and regional college club teams. The men’s club plays an independent regional schedule, while the women’s club competes in the Northeast Women’s Collegiate Hockey Association. Contacts (Men): Contacts (Women):
Indoor Rock Climbing Club
This is a new club for students to get together at the Angert Climbing Wall
. As a new club, it is actively seeking new members of all skill levels to join and train to become a competitive climbing team. Contact:
Open to novice and experienced jugglers, this eclectic group gets together once a week to share knowledge, show off new tricks and prepare for periodic juggle fests and public demonstrations. YouTube Video
Contacts: Faculty Adviser
: Weekly in the fall and spring
Located in one of the nation’s hotbeds of high school and collegiate lacrosse, Colgate has numerous students who have played the game at the high school level and desire a competitive outlet in college other than at the varsity level. Both men’s and women’s clubs function year-round with a limited fall schedule and additional contests in the spring. Contact (Men): Contact (Women):
Martial Arts - Aikido Practice
: Mon and Thurs, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
World peace. That’s a worthy ideal. Violence happens. That’s a sad reality. The study and practice of aikido can help to reconcile ideals and realities such as those. We learn a nonviolent art of self-defense, the principles and techniques that make it effective, and applications to our everyday lives. Seidokan Aikido is a style that is sincere, earnest, and realistic. We learn to blend with force, rather than oppose it. We practice non-injurious defensive strategies with no kicks, punches, or strikes, yet we strive to control contentious situations with skill and confidence.
Aikido training includes stretching and warm-up exercises, ways to unify mind and body, and how to meditate. Relaxation is a cornerstone concept, yet we sometimes work out vigorously. Bilateral coordination is enhanced. Because aikido is partly based on kenjutsu, the art of swordsmanship, we learn katas (forms) using wooden swords and staffs. We learn to use those, or disarm others of such weapons, in self-defense. Aikido is a way of life through harmony with nature---natural forces within and around us. Aikido Club Web Site Contacts:
Martial Arts - American Karate
: Tues and Thurs, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Karate style taught in this program is a kicking and punching system that incorporates the use of locks and control techniques. American Karate is a blend of traditional Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Jujitsu. We study self-defense, sparring, weapons training, flexibility exercise, breathing techniques, and body and mental awareness.
We are affiliated through our instructor with the international Zen Do Kai organization. Students serve as instructors, working side by side with other students and community residents. We encourage members to participate in regular rank promotions as well as numerous local tournaments. Other club activities include home competitions, self-defense seminars, and demonstrations. We encourage students of all levels and styles to join. Contacts
Nordic Ski club provides opportunities for students to remain active and get outdoors during the winter months. The goals of the club are to teach and enhance the skills of nordic skiing in the Colgate community, to promote healthy activities through all seasons of the year, and to foster camaraderie, friendship, goal setting, hard work, and a sense of achievement through the combination of the individual aspect of the nordic racer and the team aspect of working toward team success. All experience levels are welcome. Contacts
Ping Pong / Table Tennis Practice
: Friday and Sunday afternoons
The club provides an opportunity for students with a love of the sport to get together for some spirited competitive and instructional sessions up to three times a week. The more experienced players have an opportunity to schedule competitions with other nearby college club teams. Contact
: Four times weekly in the fall (15's) and spring (7's) on Colgate's rugby pitch
The men’s and women’s rugby clubs have a strong tradition at Colgate and both compete at the top of their leagues. The formal league schedule takes place in the fall, and we participate in 7's matches in the spring. Matches are generally scheduled on Saturdays during the competitive season. The clubs have benefited by traveling to Ireland and the UK to train with the European clubs during past spring breaks. Outside professional coach work closely with the teams throughout the season.
The rugby pitch is located on Academy Fields between Oak Dr. and E. Kendrick Ave.
Team information online at colgaterugby.com
and facebook.com/colgatewomensrugby/ Contacts (Men)
: Contacts (Women)
: Daily practices\races in fall, limited spring competitions
This club competes under the umbrella of the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association and sails against highly competitive programs from Navy, SUNY Maritime, Kings Point, Cornell and Hobart. The club’s fleet of eight Johnson FJs is housed at nearby Willow Bank Yacht Club located on Cazenovia Lake (approximately one half hour from campus). Although the bulk of the competitive season takes place in the fall of the year, some limited competition is scheduled for the spring. Contacts:
Ski Racing (Alpine) Practice
: Tues and Thurs nights during January and February.
The ski racing club is highly competitive and competes within the Mideast Region of the United States Collegiate Ski Association. During the season the club trains at nearby Toggenburg Ski Area
(about a 35 minute drive from campus). Following league competition, the top finishing teams qualify for Regionals. The top two teams at Regionals qualify for Nationals. The club employs professional coaches who works closely with the team throughout the season. Contacts:
: Three practices per week in both the fall and the spring
The club men’s and women’s soccer teams actively practice and compete during the fall semester, and participate in limited play in the spring. Most players have played in high school and are looking for a competitive experience a bit above what we offer through intramural play. Club soccer fields are located behind Andy Kerr Stadium on College Street. Contacts (Men)
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: 2-3 practices per week; competition from November through February
The Colgate men’s and women’s squash clubs are members of the Collegiate Squash Association. Following the dual match season, the teams take part in their respective national championship tournaments. Regular opponents include Tufts, Cornell, Smith, Hamilton, Hobart, Columbia, Rochester, Williams, Skidmore, and Bard. Prospective students who have played in high school are encouraged to join the club. Rosters number approximately fifteen players, with the top ten traveling to competition. Contact (Men)
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: Daily workouts
The members train together in the pool and other workouts. Workouts are geared toward members abilities. Contact
: 2-3 practices per week
The tennis club is a coeducational team of tennis enthusiasts who meet in Sanford Field House several times per week for the purpose of engaging in some informal competitive tennis. The club competes against area colleges each semester. Contacts:
: Daily workouts
The Colgate Triathlon Club strives to unite existing student triathletes and to provide support and advice to students who wish to compete in triathlons. All students with an interest in cycling, swimming, and running with their peers, whether they are experienced or novices, are eligible for membership in the Colgate Triathlon Club. Any individuals who want to challenge themselves are free to participate in club activities and workouts. Competition between members is not the goal — the goal is for students to compete only with themselves. Contacts
Ultimate Frisbee Practice
: 2-4 practices per week
There is both a men's team and a women's team. Each is made up of students who are extremely dedicated to the spirit of Ultimate Frisbee, and the fun of competitive play. The club is active all year and travels to several intercollegiate invitational tournaments. Visit us on Facebook Contacts (Men): Contacts (Women):
: Weekday Afternoons
The men’s and women’s volleyball clubs schedule individual matches and open tournaments throughout the year. Contacts (Men)
: 2-4 days per week
The men’s and women’s teams are highly competitive members of the Collegiate Water Polo Association, New York Division. The men’s competitive schedule takes place in the fall semester and the women’s is in the spring. Both clubs host a tournament as part of their respective formal schedules. Each team holds practices in Lineberry Natatorium during the competitive season. collegiatewaterpolo.com Contacts (Men)