In addition to the College's 14 varsity sports, Mount Holyoke has six competitive club sports teams that appeal to a wide range of interests and abilities. The club teams include dressage, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate frisbee and western riding.
These teams practice on a regular basis and compete against such New England schools as Smith College, the College of the Holy Cross, MIT, Bowdoin College and Connecticut College. Each year, there are non-competitive student organizations formed to support the martial arts, outdoor adventure, dancing and running interests of campus members.
Mount Holyoke supports the overall well-being of its students and employees. For individuals who are interested in recreation and wellness, there are a number of fitness opportunities. Throughout the academic year, many students take advantage of weekly drop-in classes like yoga, pilates, spinning, zumba and kick-boxing.
Club sports are supervised by Amie Canfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Department of Physical Education and Athletics.
2017-18 Club Sports Council Executive Board
Chair - Erin Murdock (Rugby)
Vice Chair - Julia Beneck (Fencing)
Secretary - Jody Phelps (Rugby)
Treasurer - Ada Schnake (Ultimate Frisbee)
Click HERE for a full description of each Executive Board role
All students who intend to compete in a club sport at Mount Holyoke are required to fill out several forms, in addition to medical clearance required by the College. Club Sports student-athletes must fill out the online Anti-Hazing/Waiver and Release Form in addition to the Emergency Information Form (EIF) in order to be eligible to compete on their respective teams.
ONLINE WAIVERS - NOTE: if you are participating in more than one club sport (ex., rugby & ice hockey), you MUST fill out an online waiver for each sport. Just one will not cover you for multiple sports.
EMERGENCY INFORMATION FORM (PDF) - NOTE: A copy of each student-athletes EIF must be handed in to Amie Canfield in Kendall 103 BEFORE the team's first competition. The original copies of the EIF's must be on file and in the head coach's possession at each home and away contest. Failure to submit the EIF's prior to the first competition will result in sanctions (ex., loss of practice space, etc.).
CLUB SPORTS HANDBOOK (PDF) - The Club Sports Handbook and its content was crafted by past Councils. It includes all information necessary for club sport teams, including rules & regulations, fleet vehicles, hazing policies and other information. All club sport teams should be aware and following the information contained.
Club Sports Individual Directories
Dressage Team: Our mission, as a member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA), is to introduce students to the equestrian discipline of dressage and to foster continued development and appreciation in dressage through student competitions and educational opportunities.
Fencing Team: Our purpose as a sports club is to provide interested students a chance to learn and compete in a sport they can contiune to enjoy throughout life. We do this by holding weekly club sessions, attending USFA tournaments and practicing with area clubs.
Ice Hockey: The club aims to teach members hockey and to compete intramurally with other hockey teams.
Rugby Football Club: The rugby club provides a co-curricular activity for athletes who want to participate in a contact sport in a relaxed atmosphere.
Ultimate Frisbee: The mission of the Mount Holyoke Ultimate Frisbee Club is to educate students about the sport of ultimate frisbee, encourage students to participate in ultimate and teach ultimate techniques and tactics. The team will promote campus participation and teamwork while informally and formally competing in unofficial scrimmmages and official tournaments.
Western Riding Team: Our mission is to introduce students to the discipline of western riding. As the newest Mount Holyoke riding team, we hope to foster continued development of riding skills and appreciation of the western style through educational opportunities and student competitions.