Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center at York College in the summer

Club Sports

Want to keep playing sports now that you’re in college, but don’t want the time demands of a varsity sports team? Check out club sports at York College!

Whether you play a mainstream sport such as baseball or lacrosse, or have a unique passion for a sport such as paintball or indoor climbing, club sports can scratch your competitive itch. We offer strong competition against other clubs and colleges, the thrill of playing sports, and the fun of being part of a team.

Club sports are student-run organizations and usually practice 2-5 times a week, depending on competition level. New to a sport? You’re invited, too! We don’t require prior experience. Students are also able to organize a new club if there’s strong interest for something we don’t offer yet!

 The York College 2015 Club Softball team
Club Softball, just one of the many teams we offer! You can follow them at

Full list, FAQ and more All about club sports at York College

  • What club sports are offered?

    For more information on the Club Sports program, contact Matt Day, Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation, at or see the list below for contact information for the specific sports.

    The club Dance Excel team at York College's 2014 Midnight Madness event.

    The club Dance Excel team at York College's Midnight Madness event.

    Club Sport

    Contact Name

    Contact Email


    Dan Jones


    Corinne Ross
    Kristin Fontana
    Charlie Winters


    Samantha Tolentino
    Andrea Ormanoski


    Matt Ernst
    Craig Guldin 

    Indoor Climbing

    Alex Olander
    Cody Shaner

    Men's Lacrosse

    Nicholas Poland
    Matt Mallen

    Women's Lacrosse


    Kimball Bryan

    Paintball Mike Twiname
    Aaron Roth
    Bill Miller
    Roller Hockey Derek Acaley
    Erik Shingle

    Men's Rugby

    Nathaniel Sievers
    Ryan Nadachowski

    Women's Rugby

    Heather Adamsky
    Maria Moran


    Kayleen Bell
    Casey Hollopeter

    Men's Volleyball

    Austin Folkenroth
    Neil Helsel

  • Club sports forms — REQUIRED

    Every club sport participant must complete a Participant Liability Release for their respective sport on an annual basis. Click on the respective sport below to complete the form.


    Dance Team


    Indoor Climbing

    Lacrosse (men's)

    Lacrosse (women's)


    Roller Hockey

    Rugby (men's)

    Rugby (women's)


    Ultimate Frisbee

    Volleyball (men's)

    The forms below are used by our club sports teams throughout the year:

    Accident Report Form

    End of Year Report

    Facility Request Form

    New Club Request Form

  • What is a club sport?

    A club sport is a student organization, recognized by Student Senate, Athletics & Recreation and the Office of Student Activities and Orientation, based on a specific sport. In order to be classified as a club sport team at York College, the team must compete against outside clubs and/or organizations. All club sport teams are student-run and therefore members are responsible for administering and organizing all club activities within the guidelines of York College policies. This provides students with an opportunity to be involved in new activities, while also developing and improving a variety of skills (leadership, teamwork, time management, etc); thus enhancing the overall York College experience.

  • How do I go about starting a new club sport?

    In order to become a recognized club sport, the following criteria must be met:

    • Meet requirements of a student organization as defined by Student Senate and the Office of Student Activities and Orientation
    • Meet the definition of a club sport - a student organization that competes against outside clubs and/or organizations
    • Must not duplicate an existing club
    • Meet with Assistant Director of Athletics & Recreation to discuss plans for becoming a recognized club
    • Have an advisor (York College faculty, staff or administrator)
    • Complete a New Club Request Form and submit it to the Assistant Director of Athletics & Recreation
    • Upon approval from Athletics & Recreation, the prospective club may appear before Student Senate to request provisional status and funding

    Athletics & Recreation, along with the Office of Student Activities and Orientation, is available to help prospective clubs through this process. Club activity may not occur until all the above steps have been completed and the club has received all the required approvals.

    The criteria which will be used to decide whether a club should gain active status includes, but is not limited to the following:

    • Student interest
    • Facility space
    • Other similar opportunities on campus
    • Financial obligations
    • Opportunities to compete against other outside clubs and/or organizations
  • Who is eligible to participate in a club sport?

    All full-time York College students are eligible to participate on a club sports team. Part-time students may participate, but are required to pay the Student Activity Fee each semester. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (checked each semester) in order to remain an active member of a club sports team. All members must also complete the Liability Release PRIOR to participating in any club activity. Along with these York College guidelines, participants must also meet eligibility guidelines for any governing bodies (conference, league, etc).

  • How do I find out information about a specific club sport?

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    To find out specific information on one of our ten club sports, visit the list of our club sport offerings along with contact information for each club. For general information on our club sports program, contact Matt Day, Assistant Director of Athletics & Recreation, at

  • What is the level of competition for club sports?

    The York College Equestrian Club

    Photo of the Equestrian Club by Alex Proakis, YCP student.

    The level of competition varies from team to team. Some clubs are more competitive and practice 3-5 times a week, while other clubs may practice 2-3 times a week. This being said, if a club receives funding from Student Senate, they cannot hold tryouts and/or make cuts, so everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate and try a new sport!

  • Do I need to have prior experience in order to participate?

    No, prior experience is not required in order to participate. All students are encouraged to attend a practice to see if they are interested in further participation. You will learn the rules of the new sport as you continue to practice with the club. Prior to any participation, each student must complete the Liability Release waiver for that specific sport.

Contact Us
Matt Day, Associate Director of Athletics & Recreation
Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center, Room 252
Phone: 717.815.6604
Hours Contact for appt.

Rachael Finley
Coordinator of Campus Recreation

Lauren Hannaford
Assistant Coordinator of Campus Recreation


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