Dodgeball targets? Maybe. But we still like a good game.
Okay, okay, so our only official sport is the New College Sailing Team, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like a good game. We have plenty of opportunities to embrace our inner athlete and express any competitive streaks some of us may have (but we won’t name names).
Get your kicks on the soccer field with the women’s team, “the UGLYZ,” or the men’s team, “the Funk." If softball is your thing, students, faculty, alumni and staff play together on “the Bones” in the Sarasota County league.
The New College Flag Football team practices on Z green and is active in the local YMCA league. The team also plays a biannual tournament against nearby Ringling College of Art and Design, for which the team earned a mention in the media:
New College's flag football team proved that a bunch of art students are no match for the mighty NCF juggernaut this past weekend, as the Null Set crushed neighboring Ringling College of Art and Design 25-0 in the annual Turkey Bowl. "I would call that an official STOMPING," said Director of Campus Recreation Colin Jordan. —Fox Sports online
Individual athletes have plenty of options, too. The New College Swim Club meets several times each week for morning practices with workouts for swimmers of all levels. More competitive swimmers participate in Sarasota Masters swim meets. The Tennis Club offers weekly clinics on the campus tennis courts, part of the Fitness Center.
Runners enjoy training throughout our beautiful campus and in the surrounding neighborhood. The Manasota Track Club hosts running events throughout the year, from casual group training runs to intensive triathlons and everything in between.
The Table Tennis Club is a place for beginners and advanced players alike to work cooperatively on improving their skills with a paddle. Table Tennis, or "Ping Pong," has a long tradition at New College. Some of our professors play weekly.
Or you might stretch your muscles playing on our human-sized, outdoor chess board. Okay, this one might be a stretch, but we hear those giant pawns are heavy.
And then there are clubs for ultimate frisbee, racquetball, Quidditch, fencing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, capoeira, pickup kickball games on the softball diamond and, of course, dodgeball.
Play on Null Set!