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BECOME A HUSKY

Competing at the OCAA and CCAA levels takes a great deal of skill, dedication and heart. Our varsity teams compete in the sports of badminton, men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s outdoor/indoor soccer, and eSports.
 
Committed to, or thinking about coming to George Brown College? If you think you have what it takes to compete on a Huskies varsity team, get in touch with us by filling out our Prospective Athlete Form! Please provide as much detail as possible, and a varsity coordinator or member of coaching staff will be in touch.
 
And make sure to follow our Instagram (@GBCHuskies) and Twitter (GBC_Huskies) accounts to stay up to date on everything Varsity related!
 
 

Tryout Information

Tryout Dates 2022-2023 Season

All students attending a tryout must register in advance to be eligible to participate. Fill out the Varsity Tryout Form today to reserve your spot!

Women’s Soccer

August 19th @ 7pm - Esther Shiner Stadium 

August 26th @ 7pm - Esther Shiner Stadium

September 6th @ 9pm - McNicoll Park 

September 7th @ 9pm - McNicoll Park

 

Men’s Soccer

August 19th @ 8:30pm - Esther Shiner Stadium 

August 26th @ 8:30pm - Esther Shiner Stadium

September 6th @ 9pm - McNicoll Park 

September 7th @ 9pm - McNicoll Park

 

Women’s Basketball

September 8th @ 6:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

September 9th @ 8:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

 

Men’s Basketball

September 9th @ 6:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

 

League of Legends - Esports

September 8th @ 5:00pm - tryouts on Huskies Discord Channel

September 10th @ 12:00pm (noon) - tryouts on Huskies Discord Channel

Men's Baseball

August 15th @ 7:30 pm - Sentinel Park

August 17th @ 6pm - Christie Pits Park

September 7th @ 8pm - Christie Pits Park

 

 

Badminton

September 11th @ 4:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

September 13th @ 8:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

September 18th @ 4:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

 

 

Women’s Volleyball

September 12th @ 6:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

September 14th @ 8:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

 

Men’s Volleyball

September 12th @ 8:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

September 14th @ 6:00pm - Casa Loma Athletic Centre

Maps, Links & Directions

Esther Shiner Stadium

5720 Bathurst St, North York, ON M2R 3W2

 

McNicoll Park

215 McNicoll Ave, North York, ON

 

Sentinel Park

95 Sentinel Rd, Toronto, ON M3J 0H4

 

Christie Pits Park

750 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 3K4

 

 


Student-Athlete Experience

Student-athletes today - leaders tomorrow. There are many benefits associated with being a varsity student-athlete at George Brown College:
 
Connect
  • Located in the heart of downtown Toronto.
  • Walking distance from major transit stations.
  • The George - our new student residence.
 
Excel
  • Join the community! The Huskies have 11 varsity teams with over 160 registered student-athletes.
  • Represent George Brown College at the highest levels of competition within the OCAA and CCAA.
  • Access certified athletic therapy services and fully-equipped fitness centres for an optimal training environment.
  • Train with provincially and nationally recognized elite coaching staffs.
  • Receive exclusive team-sponsored varsity apparel.
 
Succeed
  • Develop soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, and time management.
  • Over 82% of George Brown graduates are employed in Ontario six months after graduation.
  • Over 83% of graduates agree that overall their program has given them the knowledge and skills that will be useful in their future career.
  • Make an impact beyond the field of play by participating in various charitable initiatives within varsity athletics.
 

 


Eligibility Guidelines

While participation in Varsity Athletics is an important component of college life, student-athletes must remember that the primary purpose of their attendance at the College is the attainment of a certificate, diploma or degree.

All George Brown College varsity student-athletes must meet the George Brown College academic standards for participation.

Student Status

In order to participate in any game involving OCAA or CCAA schools, all student-athletes must be full-time students in one of the following categories:

  • Full time programs that leads to a diploma, degree, or certificate
  • Tuition-short/Adult retraining programs
  • Apprenticeship
  • Off-audit college programs
  • Cooperative Education Placement
Grade Point Average

Grades will be calculated for eligibility at the completion of each semester. George Brown student-athletes are subject to maintaining a GPA per semester of 1.70 or higher on a 4.00 scale, which is the standard requirement for graduation from George Brown College certificate, diploma or advanced diploma programs. A GPA of 2.30 or higher is required for degree programs.

All athletes must also maintain a passing grade in all course subjects and attend class regularly. Failing to do so may result in sanctions.

Athletic Academic Support Program

The Athletic Academic Support Program is monitored primarily by the Athletics Student Support & Compliance Coordinator and is designed to assist the achievement of academic goals by:

  • Facilitating the student-athlete's academic success;
  • Regularly reviewing academic progress;
  • Regularly providing feedback and encouragement;
  • Recognizing academic improvement; and
  • Recognizing the achievement of academic excellence.

Ultimately, responsibility for academic success lies with the student-athlete. The Athletics Department is committed to assisting in the realization of that success.

 


Financial Aid

Varying forms of athletics financial aid could be available to student-athletes at George Brown College who qualify for them, and are known in the OCAA as Varsity Incentives. George Brown College's varsity incentives are defined as an offer of monetary gain in the possible following categories:
 
  • Athletic recruitment/retention scholarships
  • Athletic bursaries for student-athletes demonstrating financial need
  • Athletic awards for student-athletes achieving special honours in academics and/or athletics.
Per OCAA regulations, the maximum amount a student-athlete may receive is $1,500 per semester of competition with a maximum amount per calendar year not to exceed $3,000. 
 
In addition, there are hundreds of additional College-wide scholarships, awards and bursaries that can be applied for to assist with costs of education. Visit the George Brown College Awards & Scholarships page for more information.