• Intercollegiate Athletics 

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    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.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Note: This is not an all-inclusive list, but it does list the basics of NJCAA and LaGuardia Community College student-athlete eligibility.

    • You must be enrolled full-time at LaGuardia during the Fall Session I with 12 credit hours (basic skills courses count).  This is how the NJCAA defines a full-time student status, which is different than LaGuardia Community College.
    • You must be available to practice and perform in all home and away games.

                            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.

    • You must attend all academic and leadership training sessions.
    • You must meet once-per-week with the team athletic advisor (10-min sessions).
    • You must maintain a 2.00 GPA or greater.
    • You must provide evidence of your physical readiness to participate in intercollegiate sports with a medical doctor’s clearance.
    • You must complete the Tryout Application below.

     

  •  Read more eligibility requirements

    Meet one of the following requirements by the fifteenth day of your third full-time semester and all following semesters:

    • Pass a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher during the previous semester.
    • For more than 12 credits, you must pass, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, an accumulation of credits equal to 12 multiplied by the number of semesters in which you were enrolled full-time.
    • First-season participants must have passed a minimum of 24 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher for initial team participation, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirements (this only establishes eligibility for the initial term, not subsequent terms).
    • For first or second-season participants, students must have passed a minimum of 36 credits for a fall sport, 48 credits for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirement.

    Make satisfactory progress towards graduation. Before participation in a second season in any sport, you must have: 

    • Obtained at least 24 credits or 36 quarter hours with a 2.00 GPA or higher and one of the following:
    • Pass a minimum of 12 credits with a 2.00 GPA or higher during the previous semester of full-time enrollment.
    • For more than 12 credits, you must pass an accumulation of credits equal to 12 multiplied by the number of semesters in which the student was previously enrolled full-time with a 2.00 GPA or higher. This is ridiculously confusing. What does this mean? 
    • For first or second-season participants, students must have passed a minimum of 36 credits for a fall sport, 48 credit hours for a spring sport, with a 2.00 GPA or higher, regardless of previous term or other accumulation requirement.
    • Be a high school graduate or have received a high school equivalency diploma or have passed a national test such as the General Education Development Test (GED).

    *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.

  • FAQs

  •  Do LaGuardia coaches actively recruit student-athletes?

    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).

     Whose rules do I abide by?

    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.
     

     If I make a team, what kind of time commitment am I looking at?

    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 week. 

     How do I try out for the Red Hawks athletics team?

    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).



     Do I qualify as an amateur?
    Amateur players are those to whom athletics is a vocation and not a source of personal monetary gains. Review the NJCAA amateur rules (Article V, Section 11, NJCAA Handbook) or check with a NJCAA athletic director to confirm your status.
     How many seasons may I participate in a sport?

    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.