NYMC students are encouraged to be collaborative, not competitive, with each other academically, but when it comes to intramural sports, the heat is on! Team pride is fueled by a desire to have fun, relieve stress and prove one’s mettle in exciting and enjoyable athletic activities. Our Flag Football League attracts about 150 students – both men and women – and features regular season and playoff games, a Super Bowl, and the annual PowderPuff Game, in which first-year women challenge second-year women, with men providing the halftime entertainment. The Intramural Basketball League typically fields up to 10 teams of eight to ten students each, including medical, part-time and graduate students. Games are held both indoors and outdoors from November to March, and the season concludes with a playoff and an all-star game.
In addition to these sports, students can join any of a number of athletic clubs on campus, which offer spirited competition and the chance to challenge oneself in such varied activities as camping, climbing, cycling, soccer, running, table tennis, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee. And if there’s a sport or activity that we don’t currently offer, you can apply to create a new club or team, subject to approval.