Participate in Club Sports

Club sports provide a competitive, non-varsity outlet for our student-athletes and recreational fun for all students.

Join a Club

Students may sign up for club sports rosters throughout the school year to begin receiving communications from the team.

The sign-up form will be made available at the beginning of the school year.

To join a club sports roster, students will be required to complete an online form and .

Club sports members can register online (starting on the first day of classes) to earn PE credit for the club sports involvement. Students may earn only one credit per club toward satisfying the PE requirement.

A credit requires 30+ hours of participation during one academic year. To be valid, hours must be reported online within 48 hours of the club activity. Hours will be verified before credit is earned.

Questions?: CUrecreation@colgate.edu

More about the physical education requirement

Resources for Club Sports Leaders

The Department of Recreation and Physical Education acts as adviser to all club sports team. Resources such as forms, funding information, risk and safety information, and more are available online.

Resources for club sports leaders

Safety resources and information

Start a New Club Sport

Students interested in starting a new club sport may submit a proposal to the Director of Recreation (kkammerdiener@colgate.edu) during the first two weeks of each semester and the last two weeks of each semester.

Club Sports Teams

All-sport event calendar

Teams are coeducational except where specifically stated.

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.

Practice

Saturday afternoons

Contacts

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.

Practice

Early fall and spring

Contact

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.

Practice

November - March  

Contacts

Students gather in Sanford Field House for informal cricket matches on the weekends.

Contacts

Muhammad Bin Awais '21: mbinawais@colgate.edu

An open club for anyone interested in improving their bowling skills! Practices are held at Hi-Skor Lanes in nearby Earlville, N.Y.

Contacts

Allie Campana '21: acampana@colgate.edu

This club is open to novice and experienced curlers alike. The club exposes interested students to this exciting sport and 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.

Practice

Sunday nights at Utica Curling Club

Contacts

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

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 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

Practice

Weekly lessons

Contacts

Team website

(English Team)
(Western Team)

Sam Rock ’20: sqrock@colgate.edu

The club is primarily instructionally focused, and novices are welcomed. As members become more proficient, there may be opportunities to arrange outside competitions. All equipment is provided, including electronic scoring equipment.

Contact

Dvorah Southland ’21: dsouthland@colgate.edu

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.

Practice

Twice weekly in the fall

Contact

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.

Practice

2–3 times per week, October – February

Contacts

Club Email: colgatefigureskating@gmail.com

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)

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.

Contacts

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

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.

Practice

Weekly in the fall and spring

Contact (Men)

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

Contact (Women)

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.

Practice

Mon and Wed: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Contacts

Aikido Club website

Faculty Adviser: James Wallace, jwallace@colgate.edu

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

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 7s 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. An outside professional coach works closely with the teams throughout the season.

Practice

Four times weekly in the fall (15s) and spring (7s) on Colgate's rugby pitch.

The rugby pitch is located on Academy Field between Oak Dr. and E. Kendrick Ave.

Contacts

Colgate rugby website

Social Media
Email

 

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, some limited competition is scheduled for the spring.

Practice

  • Daily practices/races in the fall
  • Limited spring competitions

Contacts

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 work closely with the team throughout the season.

Practice

Tuesday and Thursday nights during January and February

Contacts

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.

Practice

Three practices per week in both the fall and the spring

Contacts

Men's Team
Women's Team

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 15 players, with the top 10 traveling to competition.

Practice

2–3 practices per week; competition from November through February

Contacts

Men's Team
Women's Team

The members train together in the pool and other workouts. Workouts are geared toward members' abilities.  

Practice

Daily workouts

Contacts

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 informal competitive tennis. The club competes against area colleges each semester.

Practice

2-3 practices per week

Contacts

Currently inactive. Please contact curecreation@colgate.edu if you are interested in reforming this club.

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.

Practice

2-4 practices per week

Contacts

Men's Team (Jabberwock)
Women's Team (Vibe)

The men’s and women’s volleyball clubs schedule individual matches and open tournaments throughout the year.

Practice

Weekday afternoons

Contacts

Men's Team
Women's Team

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.

Practice

2-4 days per week

Contacts

Men's Team
Women's Team