Are you looking for a competitive athletic experience while attending Reed? You're not alone. Many incoming students come to Reed with varsity sports experience, and others are eager to try something new in a supportive, learning focused environment. Reed offers a variety of club sports, including rugby, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, squash, rowing, and curling. All offer the camaraderie of teammates, the opportunity to learn from coaches, and vibrant, competitive spirit.
All club sports coaches understand the rigors of players' academic lives and work hard to develop well rounded student–athletes. Coaches encourage all participants to give 100 percent effort on and off the fields and courts. Teams typically practice twice a week with weekly games during the peak season. You are eligible to receive credit towards your PE requirement(hyperlink) for participating in a club sport.
As with most Reed activities, club sports are driven by the student interest, program needs, and current trends. For more information on club sports, contact Michael Lombardo, the director of athletics, fitness, and outdoor programs.
Download the 2015–16 club sports schedule.
Browse descriptions of club sports offerings below. For an indepth look at club sports operations, policies, and governance review the Club Sports Handbook (PDF download).
The Reed College basketball team begins in September with Conditioning, Skill Development, and Scrimmages. We work on basketball all 4 quarters. September is a time to figure out if playing for the team is a commitment current students are willing to make. Team practice is three times a week with games usually on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Official team practice begins October 1st, and official games begin mid-November.
We compete against Northwestern area small colleges, both home and away. The season concludes with a 4 team tournament, The Rose City Classic at Multnomah University, the last week of February. During Winter Break, practices and games will not be held; however, we do play pickup games on Wednesdays for players who stay in town. We are a dedicated group of student athletes that are committed to the challenge of playing college basketball while upholding high academic excellence. Participating students will be asked to register for the Team Basketball course each quarter. By doing so, students will be able to earn the required P.E. credits necessary to graduate.
All students are welcome.
Practice Times: Monday 5-7pm (all quarters) Wednesdays 5-7pm (all quarters) Thursdays 5-7pm (1st, 2nd, 3rd quarter)
Game Times: Friday Evenings (2nd & 3rd quarter) Saturday Afternoons (2nd & 3rd quarter)
Men’s Soccer Club
The Reed College men’s soccer team (known as Reed FC) plays a schedule of competitive games during the fall season of the Cascade Collegiate Soccer League (CCSL). The CCSL is affiliated with the Oregon Adult Soccer Association (OASA) and is made up of club teams from colleges throughout western Oregon. Home games are played on the Steele Street pitch, attended by many students, faculty and neighbors from the surrounding community. Reed FC plays a style of soccer that combines the unique talents of students who come to Reed from many different countries around the world.
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club
Coach: Shane Rubenfeld
Ultimate frisbee is a team field sport born in the US in the 1970s, and which is currently enjoying a huge amount of growth spurred by youth and college competition. This class serves a dual role as both basic instruction on the fundamentals of the sport for players of all levels, and also as the team practice for the Berserk, Reed's men's club team. Participants are welcome whether they plan to find a competitive outlet with the team or simply seek an opportunity to enjoy the sport while learning new skills.
Women’s Rugby Club
Coach: Sharon Blaney
Reed has fielded a women's rugby team consistently since the mid-eighties, introducing the sport (and for some "sport") to several generations of Reedies. The team competes throughout the northwest and despite playing against much larger universities Reed has enjoyed success. The women's team has been league champions and competed in the national playoffs. Over its existence the team has produced many Pacific Coast All-Stars, 5 All-Americans and two Eagles (US National Team players). In certain circles the team is known as the badass sparkle princesses.
Rugby offered at Reed is arguably the most competitive sport at the college. We play PAC 12 and D1 schools such as UW, WSU, WOU, WWU, and CWU. If you were a competitive athlete in High school and looking to keep that going, we are the place for you! Gear needed for rugby is soccer cleats and mouth guard. Normal workout attire
We practice Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-7 with games on Saturdays. You can gain additional practice by taking the touch rugby PE class; see the class descriptions page for more information.
Women’s Soccer Club
Coach: Erin Bray
Club description coming soon.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Club
Reed Ruckus is an ultimate frisbee team devoted to having fun and getting better at throwing and catching plastic discs. We practice twice a week and go to two women’s tournaments and one co-ed tournament per semester. As ultimate becomes an increasingly popular and competitive game, our team keeps growing and learning while enjoying “the best sport played with a flat projectile.” We love new players and will teach folks how to throw, catch, and understand the game of ultimate. Playing on the team also counts for PE credit. Come join us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!