Whoever you are, you will be welcomed with open arms into the university's sporting community. To locate what you're searching for, use the search box or the links below. We're currently looking for student-athletes for a variety of intercollegiate sports—register your interest to get future details on trials, training, event expenses, and more.
Also, remember to check out the other areas of the site, like the blog, where we keep you up to date on all that is happening in the world of student athletes at Melbourne University.
Students may be recruited through their institutions' athletic departments, but they may also be allowed to try out or stroll onto a team. For further information, contact the athletic department and head coach of your potential team. Anyone can try out or join school-regulated sports. There are no requirements as far as age or gender are concerned.
There are two ways for students to join a college sport: by recruiting directly into a position on the team or by serving as a backup player. Depending on the number of players on the roster, some schools may have more than one option for joining the team. For example, a school that fields men's and women's basketball teams could choose to fill all its positions on both squads or only some of them.
For playing time, there is no requirement as long as you show up to practice and games. If you're not selected for any reason, there's no need to worry about it. It may even be possible to join a sport after it has already started if there are open spots. For example, if there were no longer any available positions on the soccer team, an extra player could be added via recruitment.
Sports are great ways for students to make new friends and develop skills that are important in today's world. Whether you decide to join a team or not, have a look at our list of colleges with sports programs before making your choice.
These are for college students who wish to compete against students from other institutions but do not want to commit to varsity sports. It is usually student-run, with tryouts and practices. Check your university's or the association's websites to discover whether your school has a club team in your sport. Sometimes teams are formed by combining resources such as coaches and facilities between different universities or even between high schools and colleges.
Clubs may be open to students at all levels, from beginners to experienced players, or they may have separate teams for younger vs older players, for example. Some clubs only have practice sessions or events to attend while others will also have games scheduled to play against other clubs or universities.
The choice of sport depends on what you enjoy playing and what opportunities are available at your institution. If there are no clubs at your school that offer the sport you'd like to play then you should consider forming one yourself. You could contact other universities or colleges that have similar teams and see if they would be interested in having a game or series with your club. There are several ways that you could get people involved in your club including posting signs around campus, advertising in local newspapers, and sending emails to friends and family about how great it would be to have a club in your sport.
Colleges and universities often have specific guidelines regarding how many hours you can spend practicing or playing a sport per week.