Calendar 2001-2002<Academic Services
Sport and Recreation
York University, through the School of Physical Education, has
developed programs in both Sport and Recreation, aimed at offering
opportunities across the broad continuum of physical activity to
all students. Programs are designed to allow individuals to select
appropriate levels of physical activity participation and, where
possible, personal development, wellness and/or leadership opportunities
to meet their individual needs and aspirations.
Students have not only the opportunity to participate in Sport
and Recreation activities at York, but become involved in the planning,
organizing and implementation of programs, either as a volunteer,
coop student, or part-time employee. The University also encourages
students to take advantage of the exciting environment generated
through Sport and Recreation at York by attending events held on
campus throughout the season.
The interuniversity sport program is an integral part of the University's
educational mission and complements the potential for personal growth
that the York experience fosters. All full-time students are welcome
to try out for any of the 30 interuniversity teams offered by Sport
York. Sport programs give student athletes the opportunity for skill
development and the pursuit of excellence through qualified coaching
and competitive schedules.
A Proud and Growing Tradition - For more than 30 years, the York
University Yeomen and Yeowomen have been making their mark on the
Canadian sport scene. Provincial and national team titles, combined
with numerous athletes and coaches who participate on many of Canada's
national teams, attest to the success of York University.
Coaches - The coaching staff at York is composed of experienced,
highly qualified and dedicated professionals, many of whom hold
full-time positions within the University. A majority of our coaches
also hold leadership positions in provincial and national sport
organizations and are experts in their field of coaching. These
individuals are dedicated to the attainment of the student athletes'
potential in the sport and in the classroom.
Varsity Teams - York University offers the opportunity to participate
at the highest level of university competition. In Ontario, universities
compete in each sport for the provincial championship title within
the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). Nationally, York competes
within the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU).
Men's Teams - badminton, basketball, cross country, fencing, football,
golf, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field,
volleyball, water polo.
Women's Teams - badminton, basketball, cross
country, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, ice hockey, indoor
hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field,
volleyball, water polo.
An important dimension of the total educational experience is
the participation in physical activity. The Recreation York program
provides an opportunity for the University community to participate
in a wide range of activities including intramural sport competitions,
fitness/lifestyle and instructional classes, sports clubs and casual
recreation. The aim of the program is to provide activities that
meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of York students.
Registered students may enrol free of charge in most Recreation
York programs (space permitting).
Intramural Sports - A variety of individual and team activities
are offered at both a competitive and recreational level. Men's,
women's and coed teams compete in 24 league/tournament sports and
six special events ranging from ice hockey, badminton and ultimate
frisbee to flag football and volleyball. Join a team from your college
or form your own team with a group of university friends.
Fitness/Lifestyle and Instructional Classes - For the fitness
enthusiast, 29 classes are offered each week. Several different
levels of step classes, strictly muscle and hi/lo are among the
variety of fitness classes available. For those with other special
interests, instructional courses are offered in the areas of martial
arts, dance, aquatics, relaxation and sports like tennis, skating
and fencing (for an additional charge).
Sport Clubs - For those who would like to join other members of
the York community in an activity or sport that may not be offered
at either the interuniversity or intramural level, there is a sports
club program. Squash, cricket, table tennis and baseball are a few
of the many clubs waiting to welcome new members.
Casual Recreation - For those who like to swim, run, skate, play
tennis or squash, or work out, there are many casual recreational
opportunities for the person who enjoys the flexibility of self
directed physical activity. Of particular interest is the Tait McKenzie
Fitness Centre, featuring exercise machines and free weights, and
staffed by qualified fitness personnel who can assist with equipment
use and provide exercise prescription. There are also casual use
times set aside in facilities such as the gymnasium and the ice
rink for pick-up hockey, skating, badminton, basketball, volleyball,
indoor soccer, table tennis, outdoor tennis and squash.
University offers state-of-the-art Sport and Recreation facilities
and amenities. At the Keele campus, the Tait McKenzie Centre serves
as the centre of activity. For outdoor events, the York Stadium
is the main attraction. The University also serves as the home of
the City of Toronto Track and Field Centre, the National Tennis
Centre and the Beatrice Ice Gardens. At the Proctor Field House
on the Glendon campus, a variety of facilities and amenities are
also available, including a newly upgraded gymnasium and unique
walking/hiking trails that lead to local parks.
Campus - stadium, four gymnasia, three dance studios, seven squash
courts, five sport playing fields, three softball fields, nine outdoor
tennis courts, seven squash courts, cricket pitch, ice arena, outdoor
skating rink, swimming pool, a fitness centre with 23 cardio machines,
selectorized and free weights and a Sport Injury Clinic.
- Beatrice Ice Gardens at York University (six rinks, dry-land training
facilities), City of Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University
(indoor and outdoor), National Tennis Centre (10 outdoor summer
courts and four indoor winter courts).
Campus - two gymnasia, five squash courts, swimming pool, fitness
studio, weight room, indoor golf driving range, three outdoor tennis
courts, softball diamond, playing field, walking/hiking trails.
Campus, School of Physical Education, 302 Tait McKenzie Centre,
Campus, Department of Athletics, Glendon Proctor Field House,