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Syracuse University sailboats.

At Syracuse University, we offer student-led club sports groups for you to engage in recreational, competitive and instructional sport-related activities.

Exploring Club Sports

Club sports give you a chance to pursue your athletic interests and passions beyond the traditional varsity sports structure.

Aerial of Drumlins Golf Course.

Club sports teams create an inclusive environment for physical activity, skill development and building lasting friendships. Club sports cover a range of interests, from popular activities like soccer and basketball to niche sports like ski racing or roller hockey.

Club Sports Stats and Facts


Active Club Sports

Students Participate in Club Sports Each Year

Outdoor Seasons in Central New York

Participating in Club Sports

Club sports have a wide range of athletic endeavors, from team sports to individual sport activities, as well as a mix of indoor and outdoor sports. With more than 1,400 student-athletes participating each year, club teams can practice, compete, and hold team activities throughout the year providing balance to athletic, academic and personal pursuits.

Some of these sports include:

  • Boxing
  • Equestrian (both English and Western styles)
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • And many, many more

Teams have the opportunity to compete against other colleges and universities regionally and across the country. Organized by student leaders with administrative and operational support from Competitive Club Sports staff, each club team features a dedicated student leadership model that allows students to learn and grow, both as individuals and as a team.

There are a variety of ways to get involved in club sports. Whether it's playing on a team or cheering on your favorite team, getting involved in club sports can be a rewarding and fun part of your college experience.

Baseball has been at Syracuse almost since Day One. I feel like I’m part of something special.

Teague DiNicola '24 Political Science Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Students playing club baseball.
Two sailing team members maintaining their boat.
People fencing each other in a Syracuse University gym.
Students participating in club sports gymnastics.