Interested in becoming a LaGuardia Red Hawk?
LaGuardia Community College follows the eligibility requirements of the NJCAA for intercollegiate sports. Each student’s academic and athletic situation is unique, and the NJCAA eligibility rules are complex. We recommend that you discuss your eligibility with our team coaches and/or Athletic Director who will advise you.
If you are interested in joining the Red Hawks athletics basketball team, please review the student-athlete eligibility requirements, Terms of Participation, and complete the Tryout Application below.
Tryouts for both the men’s and women’s teams take place during the first week of October. Dates and times will be announced through posters, LaGuardia student email, Athletics website, and social media.
Note: This is not an all-inclusive list, but it does list the basics of NJCAA and LaGuardia Community College student-athlete eligibility.
Practice times for Women: Monday – Friday (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.); Sunday (TBA)
Practice times for Men: Monday – Friday (5:00 – 7:00 p.m.); Sunday (TBA)
Game Times for Women: Tuesday/Thursday – 5:00 p.m.; or 5:30 p.m.; or 6:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday – 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.
Game Times for Men: Tuesday/Thursday – 7:00 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; 8:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Meet one of the following requirements by
the fifteenth day of your third full-time semester and all following semesters:
Make satisfactory progress towards
graduation. Before participation in a second season in any sport, you must
*All student-athletes are
expected to fulfill these requirements all year long, not only during the
season of play. The standards above reflect the minimum eligibility
requirements. Keep in mind that coaches have the authority to require stricter
standards for playing.
Yes, coaches recruit new student-athletes every
season. Interested parties should complete the above tryout application and check the Athletics website for tryout dates (first week of October).
We abide by the Rules of Eligibility of the
NJCAA, the rules and regulations of the CUNY Athletic Conference, and the rules
of the College.
Typically, Red Hawks student-athletes have ten to fifteen
hours of practice/game time per week. They are also scheduled for twelve or
more hours of classroom work per week. Student-athletes are expected to average
about one to two hours of preparation for each hour in the classroom. This
means that student-athletes should have at least a thirty-six hour school-work
Review the Terms of Participation and complete the tryout application above. Check
campus posters, student email, college website, and Athletics social media page
for tryout dates (first week of October).
You are allowed two seasons of competition in
any sport, if you have not participated at any intercollegiate level during the
two previous seasons. Playing in one or more regularly scheduled contests prior
to post-season competition equals one season of participation in that sport.
Falsifying academic records and/or information about
previous athletic participation will disqualify you from competition in any
NJCAA member college at any time.