With 18 different sports and 45 interscholastic teams, Upper Canada College’s athletics program stands above its peers in terms of opportunities and facilities to suit every skill level. Whether you’ve got your sights set on playing college football or simply enjoy a good workout, UCC sets you up to consider physical fitness a lifelong value.
There is a proud tradition of rowing excellence at UCC.
That said, while UCC has an inclusive attitude to team sports, the rumours are true. We represent our school on the independent school stage at a formidable level.
A place for you to enjoy sports, whatever your skill level
With four key streams of Upper School athletics, you’ll find your niche whatever your skill level.
- Physical education class, with an emphasis on healthy living and skill development;
- The House sports system offers meaningful, mass participation with no try-outs. All boys are assigned a House for team play. This runs from September through year-end. Even if you don’t make the hockey team, you can still play for your House;
- Intramural sports are offered as supervised after-school activities. These are mandatory over the winter months for those boys who aren’t representing the school on a league team;
- Competitive school sports teams offer athletes the opportunity to represent UCC, travel and receive high-end coaching. This is your chance to amp up your level of competition and see just how good you can be.
You know it’s essential for high-level athletes to train their body for the demands of their sport. Get familiar with the Strength, Agility, Speed (SAS) Fitness Centre, our fully equipped weight training and athletic performance centre. Our full-time trainer can design a customized, skills-appropriate program and fully supervised, safe, expert monitoring, tailored specifically for peak athletic performance. It’s a unique way for everyone from the elite athlete to the day boy hoping to rev up his muscle mass to improve his fitness level. Whatever your starting point, you’ll feel the satisfaction that comes with vast fitness improvement.