Club Sports at Springfield College

Get Active

As one of the most active club sports on the campus, the hockey club might just be for you. The team competes in Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association and plays a 14 to 18 game schedule. 

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Play to Win

With a record 2014-15 season under its belt, the men's rugby football club has a history of success. In November 2015, the team even made it to nationals. 

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Fun and Games

Whether you’re interested in competing or playing for fun, you’ll want to check out the paintball club. Come as you are and when you can–no prior experience required.  

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Club Sports

Cheerleading

The cheerleading team is a competitive club sport that performs at home varsity football games and basketball games. It is comprised of a spirited group of cheerleaders with various degrees of experience.

Crew

At Springfield College, men’s and women’s crew club provides an opportunity for students—new to the sport or not—to enjoy a life-long sport: rowing. Typically, the club competes in two regattas in the spring semester.

Equestrian

The equestrian team is comprised of a spirited group of riders with various degrees of experience. Each season is made up of roughly nine shows, where the team competes in Zone 1 of Region III against colleges and universities in western Massachusetts. Being a part of this team also includes weekly lessons during the show seasons.

Pride Dance Team

The Pride Dance Team is a competitive club sport that performs at home varsity football and basketball games. Each year, the team attends at least two competitions, including Universal Dance Association Regionals at Westfield State, and hosts an annual exhibition fundraiser every February. Pride Dance Team competes in jazz and hip-hop, and also performs pom.

Ice Hockey

The hockey team is among the most active club sports on the campus. The team competes in Northeast Collegiate Hockey Association (NECHA) and plays a 14 to 18 game schedule. Led by coach George Johnson '12 and assistant Brendan O’Halloran ‘13, the team begins practicing in October. Practices occur twice a week after 9 p.m. The club practices and plays its home games 1 ½ miles from campus at Smead Arena.

Iron Sports

Team Ironsports is a family focused on the betterment of themselves as students, lifters, and competitors. Participants come from all fields of study, but find a common interest in lifting. The team is allotted resources, such as the varsity weight room and Lightning Fitness to pursue their interests. Team Ironsports is made up of two teams, a competitive team and a recreational team, which allow participants to reach their own goals—whether it’s competing or just lifting in a fun and productive environment.

Paintball

The Springfield College Paintball Club is made up of a group of paintball players of all skills and experience levels. The team is composed of two groups, a competitive speedball team, and a recreational woodsball relaxed play group.

Rugby (Men's)

The Springfield College Men's Rugby Football Club is a team on the up and up. After an unfortunate loss in last year’s league championship, the men's team reloaded to have their most successful season in program history. Under the leadership of head coach John Maneen and assistant coach James Collins, the men's team played its way to a undefeated season, NEWCRC league championship, first regional championship win, and finished in the top 16 DII teams in the nation.

Rugby (Women's)

Looking for a fun team sport that requires absolutely no prior experience? Check out the women’s rugby club. Women’s rugby offers a great way to meet new friends, learn a new sport, keep your competitive edge, and stay in shape. Each season lasts approximately 10 weeks. There is a traditional fall season and a non-traditional spring season, which is typically focused on tournament play. The team is in the premier division of the NEWCRC.

Ski and Snowboard

The ski and snowboard team races as part of the McBrine Division of USCSA. At competitions, the team tests its skill in slalom and giant slalom events. For the 2015-16 season, two new freestyle events will also be added to the schedule. The team consistently places well in its races and often sends racers to regionals which then adds a sixth weekend for those who have qualified.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate frisbee has been one of the most active club sports since its inception in 2011. Every year, the team travels to a Spring Break Tournament, which was previously held in Georgia and is now held in South Carolina. The tournament consists of four days of ultimate and one day of giving back to the community and putting on a clinic for local children in conjunction with the tournament. The team consists of players with a wide range of playing experience.