What’s Inside Welcome
RecSports is a part of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education. RecSports is
responsible for the Physical Education Classes, Intramural Sports Program, Club Sports
Program, Personal Training, Golf Lessons, General Recreation Program, and manage-
Welcome 3 ment of the satellite fitness centers and Olney-Margolies Athletic Center, known as the
Recreational Facilities 4
RecSports prides itself in providing something for everyone. Our qualified staff is com-
Intramural Sports 6 mitted to excellence and is attentive to the developmental needs of the Brown com-
Club Sports 8 munity. We work to promote and advance healthy lifestyle choices through participa-
Physical Education 10 tion opportunities, educational experiences and supportive services. All programs are
designed to maximize participation and accommodate a wide range of interests and
Staff 12 abilities.
We offer over 50 physical education courses in the areas of Aerobics & Fitness, Dance,
Leisure Sports, Martial Arts & Self-Defense, and Yoga. Our physical education courses
average over 1,500 participants annually. Our intramural sports program consists of 27
offerings in a variety of team, dual, individual and special event programs to roughly
4,250 registered participants within the Brown community. Our 17 Club Sports teams
service over 400 student athletes. We strive to provide an organized, structured and
competitive environment for students interested in club sports at Brown University.
Have a friend visiting for the weekend?
Get a guest pass!
Guest Day Passes are $7 for Brown Students,
Faculty, and Staff guests. Guests must be ac-
companied by a Brown University cardhold-
er. Passes may be purchased at the OMAC
front desk during operational hours using a
For more guest pass information, please vis-
it our website or call 401.863.2773 between
10:00am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.
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Meehan Auditorium: The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) hous-
University Ice Skating es offices, training support, facilities, a 6-Lane 200m
Monday - Thursday: noon-2pm Track, 3 Basketball Courts, 2 Badminton Courts, a
Sunday: varies Volleyball Court, Free Weight Room, Cardio Corner,
Aerobic/Dance Studio, and Women’s & Men’s Locker
Rooms & Showers.
Satellite Fitness Centers:
Bear’s Lair, located in Grad Center E
Emery, located in Emery Dormitory on Pembroke Campus
Bigelow, located in the Keeney Quadrangle
Monday – Friday: 6am-midnight
Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center:
Squash & Tennis Courts
There are five regulation size squash courts and four tennis courts
(located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Pizzitola, respectively)
available to Brown Students, Faculty and Staff at designated Fall & Spring Semester Hours
hours. Please check for the hours on the website (listed opposite).
Monday – Thursday: 6am-midnight
Reservations can be made during the academic year by calling
Recreational Swim Winter, Spring & Summer Break Hours
Academic Yr Summer Monday-Friday: 6am-8pm
Mon - Fri 11am - 2pm 11am - 2pm Saturday & Sunday: noon-5pm
Tues/Thurs 7:30pm - 10:30pm 4pm - 7pm
Sunday 3pm - 6pm 1pm - 4pm
Please access the pool from the OMAC where locker rooms and
restrooms are located.
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Intramural Sports Special Events
The Program Re c Fest
September 6, 11a-4p - Pembroke Field
The mission of the Brown University Intramural Sports program Welcome back to Brown as we kick off the year with food, giveaways, prizes and a DJ! Join Brown Recre-
is to provide students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to ational Sports & Services for a day of fun, sports and fitness activities and learn how to get involved with
participate in a variety of competitive recreational sports in a intramural sports, club sports and physical education.
safe environment; to facilitate the opportunity for enjoyable
experiences and healthy living; to create opportunities for the
Rhode Island Quahog Classic - Fall & Spring
growth and development of all participants with a focus on
student development; to contribute to and help foster an envi- The Rhode Island Quahog Classic was established in the sum-
ronment conducive to academic enrichment; and to meet the mer of 2008 in an effort to unite intercollegiate intramural
diverse needs of the Brown and Rhode Island School of Design sports programs across Rhode Island. Currently the Quahog
communities. Classic consists of five one-day events where each school’s top
team(s) compete to determine a state champion in their respec-
Fall Leagues (Sept-Oct) Winter Leagues Spring Leagues (Feb-May) tive sport. Points are tallied at the end of each academic year
(Nov-Dec & Feb-Mar) and one school will stand out among the rest and be awarded
• Flag Football • Flag Football the Quahog Cup.
• Volleyball • Basketball • Softball
• Sunday Softball • Ice Hockey • Ultimate Frisbee
• Outdoor Soccer • Indoor Soccer Ski Trip - Spring
• Squash Winter Events • Badminton
• Tennis Doubles • Squash Tired of the ice and slush of winter in Providence? Come enjoy the snow
• Fantasy Football • Dodgeball Tournament • Tennis Singles out on the slopes! Join us for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding.
• Cornhole Doubles Lessons will be available for beginners so whether you’re just starting
Fall Events out or are a powder pro, this trip makes for a great weekend getaway!
• Wiffleball Tournament
• Outdoor Volleyball Tournament • Free Throw Shooting Competition Battle of the Classes Bowling Tournament - Spring
• Kickball Tournament • Dodgeball Tournament
In a tournament that pits class against class, teams of four
• Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament • Bowling Tournament
compete in a 10-frame match for the King Pin Champion-
• 3v3 Basketball Tournament • Golf Scramble
ship. At the start of the tournament, players guess their
individual final score. The team then tries to bowl as close
Brown Cup Registration as possible to the team’s combined guessed score. Oth-
The Brown Cup has seen many identities over the All participants must have an account on www.imleagues. er chances to win include: Best Team Name, Gutter Ball
years. Originally named All-Campus Points, then com. Through this website you can create/join teams and Champ, Best Dressed, Turkey Champ (Most Strikes), High
Campus Points Race, this competition has been at organize all your events on one calendar. You can also track Roller and Low Roller.
Brown since 2002. The Brown Cup is an Intramural your scores and ranks while viewing photos and blogging in Visit the site for more information: www.brown.edu/im/
Decathlon designed to encourage friendly com- a social networking environment. Each season has a nomi- Bowling/championship.html
petition throughout the intramural season. The nal team fee to be paid through TouchNet. The payment
team that collects the most points in an academic link can be found on our homepage (listed opposite). Fees
Golf Scramble - Spring
year will be presented with The Brown Cup, and range from $5 for individual sports to $30 for team sports,
earns bragging rights for the following year. with some special events offered at no charge. This golf scramble will consist of 6 open divisions by class with teams of
2 or 4 players. In addition to the Grand Prize, prizes will be awarded to
Don’t have a team? Become a Free Agent! the winners of the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Competitions.
Free agents are individuals that are not currently on a Other awards include Best Dressed Award, Caddy Shack Award (silliest
team. Free agents can reach out to existing teams or be golf swing), Brown Bear Award (wearing the most Brown gear) and the
drafted by them. To do so you must create an account on Noonan (Miss It) Award (highest score).
www.imleagues.com and sign-up as a free agent. Visit the site for more information: www.brown.edu/im/Golf
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*Denotes Head Coach
Men’s Lacrosse Men’s Skiing*
This team competes in the NY Metro Division of the The ski team races alongside the Women‘s Varsity
NCLL (www.ncllax.com) against 7 other teams each Ski team in the USCSA McConnell Division. The
year with the possibility of reaching playoffs in mid- team seeks athletes who have high school ski racing
April. experience. In the fall, the team practices on week-
day afternoons with the coach and the women’s
Women’s Lacrosse team. The racing season spans from early January
The Women’s Club Lacrosse team is designed for into mid-February, lasting about 5 to 6 weeks.
women who do not want to commit to the varsity
level in college, but who want to stay competitive Men’s Soccer
and have fun. They invite women of all skill levels to This team competes against other club teams in the
play in the fall and then have tryouts in the spring, New England area and around the country. They
when they compete in the New England Women’s are quite competitive and strive to maintain a high
Lacrosse League. The commitment level is interme- level of play.
Men’s Basketball diate, with practices a few times a week and games
Men’s Club Basketball is a group of students who scheduled on the weekends. Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
love to compete at a high level without the aca- Women’s Soccer The Men’s Ultimate program offers three different
demic and social strain of a varsity commitment. Men’s Rugby* Women’s Club Soccer is a competitive soccer envi- teams, competing from the local to the national
The team competes in the winter and spring against Men’s Rugby competes in the New England Rugby ronment. They practice twice a week and play ev- level. No prior experience is needed, and new play-
Ivy League and regional rivals and participates in Union, a local branch of the United States Rugby ery weekend during the fall against local colleges ers can develop their talents quickly. Those inter-
the national championship tournament. Union. They have both fall and spring seasons on including two traveling tournaments; one being the ested are encouraged to get involved in the fall.
their practice and match field on Elmgrove Avenue. Regional Tournament. They also have a shortened
Field Hockey Brown Rugby practices on Mondays, Wednesdays spring season. Women’s Ultimate Frisbee*
Club Field Hockey is a group of students that con- and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8pm, with matches on Women’s Ultimate is one of those rare examples
tinue to play field hockey without the varsity com- Saturdays and Sundays. Men’s & Women’s Tennis of what the word ‘community‘ really means. We
mitment and welcome newcomers to the sport. Club Tennis is an active organization of competi- welcome all skill levels and encourage everyone to
The team practices twice a week and meets an ad- Women’s Rugby* tive tennis players and consists of both a men’s and come out and play, even if you’ve never thrown a
ditional day for a group run. Women’s Rugby is the most unique club sport you’ll women’s team, each of which has approximately disc before. We play in the fall and spring, but the
find on campus. Most of our players have never 20-25 members. Both teams practice semiweekly fall is less competitive and is a great opportunity to
Men’s Golf even seen a rugby ball before joining, but each year and compete together in regional and national come and learn the game.
Men’s Club Golf is a group of students that get are able to succeed at the national level. Come give tournaments. Most team members played varsity
together, in both the fall and spring, to take part this awesome sport a try and they promise you’ll tennis in high school, and some have prior USTA Men’s Volleyball
in weekly practices, as well as regional tourna- love the team! tournament experience. The Men’s Club Volleyball team allows players who
ments. This club team allows students to hone have played in either high school or in other leagues
their golf skills in a competitive environment with- Sailing* to continue playing volleyball while at Brown with-
out the commitment of a varsity level team. The Brown University Yacht Club, founded in 1896, out having to commit to the time needed for var-
is one of the oldest established organizations at the sity sports. They practice twice a week year-round
Ice Hockey University and was one of the first college sailing and play against other regional club teams in the
Club Ice Hockey provides players with a more com- programs in the country. It is also one of the most Spring. They currently compete in Division I of the
petitive alternative to Intramural Hockey. Most active, sailing seven days a week during season New England Collegiate Volleyball League.
players have played at the high school varsity level (Sept-Nov and Mar-May). Within the club there
or higher before coming to Brown. The team is self- are two main branches to accommodate a variety Women’s Volleyball
run, which means that they coach, manage and of members: The Women’s Volleyball Club is a competitive team
organize themselves. They are a member of the Recreational: practice every afternoon, weather looking for players who have great attitudes and
ACHA, whose season lasts from mid-September dependent. want to have fun. They welcome all levels to try-
until late February. Sailing Team: A “Club Varsity” sport. out.
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All Access PE Pass. Only $99 for so many classes! Personal Training is a great way to meet your goals
Physical Education classes are offered to Brown and RISD stu- One-on-one sessions, tailored to your personal fitness needs! You will be matched based on your
dents, faculty and staff in addition to valid Brown Recreation fitness goals and what each teacher has to offer.
Pass Holders. These classes are offered as a package each sea-
son and are priced based on session length and class options. Personal Training Packages
Classes vary each session with a diverse selection in aerobics &
Single Session $45
fitness, dance, leisure sports, martial arts & self defense, and
yoga. All classes are drop-in and have a maximum occupancy 4-Session Packages $170
based on instructor preference or room capacity. Class reserva-
tions are not available. 8-Session Package $330
Aerobics & Fitness 12-Session Package $480
• Body Sculpting
• Cardio Kickboxing Golf Lessons: learn a new sport or improve your game
Personalized golf lessons are available around your schedule. Clinics are offered to small groups to
work on form, technique, and strategy.
Golf Lesson Offerings
• Hip-Hop Beginner/Intermediate Private Lesson (1 person) $75
• Studio Mio (formerly Zumba)
Semi-Private (2 persons) $90
Leisure Sports 1-Hour Clinic $30
• Ice Skating
A-Z Clinic Series $120
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
• Aikido • Intramural Sports Student Coordinator • Fitness Instructor
• Chi Kung • Intramural Sports Supervisor • Personal Trainer
• Tai Chi • Intramural Sports Official • Office Assistant
• Videographer • Web Specialist
Yoga visit www.brown.edu/about/administration/student-employment for job listings
• Ashtanga Leadership Opportunities
• Vinyasa Flow Recreation Internships available - Take your first step into the professional world of
Recreation, Athletics and Physical Education.
* Class offerings are subject to change. For a complete list of class offerings, descrip-
tions and instructor bios please visit our website (listed opposite). Links to purchase Please contact one of our professional staff members for more information.
All Access PE Passes can also be found here.
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General Questions - OMAC Front Desk - 401.863.3537
Recreational Sports Staff
Matthew G. Tsimikas Brian Beam
Brown Athletics & Physical Educ. Intramural Sports &
Assistant Athletic Director Facilities Coordinator
Sheila Kramer Charles Hampton
Administrative Assistant Facilities Supervisor
Allyson Caudell Dwayne Wilkerson
Fitness & Recreation Coordinator Facilities Supervisor