Become a Husky 

Competing at the OCAA level takes a great deal of skill, dedication and heart. Our varsity teams compete provincially and nationally in the sports of Badminton, men’s Baseball, men’s and women’s Basketball, Cross Country, men’s and women’s Volleyball, and men’s and women’s Outdoor/Indoor Soccer.
 

Tryout Information

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!
 
All prospective athletes must also print and complete the following two varsity forms and hand in at their first tryout in order to be eligible to participate.
 
Upcoming 2019-20 season tryout dates:

 

Men's Soccer
 
Men's Soccer Open Tryouts at Esther Shiner Stadium

Friday, August 16 - 7:30pm
Sunday, August 18 - 12:30pm
Friday, September 6 - 6:30pm
 
     
Women's Soccer
 
Women's Soccer Open Tryouts at Esther Shiner Stadium

Friday, August 16 - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 18 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 23 - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 8 - 3:00pm

 

       
Baseball

Baseball Open Tryouts at Wishing Well Park
 
Wednesday, August 28 - 6:00pm
Friday, August 30 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 4 - 7:00pm
 
     
Badminton

Badminton Open Tryouts at St. James & Casa Loma Athletic Centres

Thursday, September 12 - 8:30pm (St James Athletic Centre)
Sunday, September 15 - 4:00pm (St James Athletic Centre)
Tuesday, September 17 - 8:00pm (Casa Loma Athletic Centre)
Thursday, September 19 - 8:30pm (St James Athletic Centre)

 

       
Cross Country

Cross Country Open Tryouts at St. James Athletic Centre

Thursday, August 15 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 20 - 5:00pm
Thursday, August 22 - 5:00pm
Thursday, September 5 - 6:00pm
       

 

        
Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Open Tryouts at Casa Loma Athletic Centre

Friday, September 6 - 6:00pm
Monday, September 9 - 6:00pm
     
Women's Basketball
 
Women's Basketball Open Tryouts at Casa Loma Athletic Centre
 
Monday, September 9 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 10 - 6:00pm

 

       
Men's Volleyball
 
Men's Volleyball Open Tryouts at St. James Athletic Centre
 
Monday, September 9 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 10 - 8:00pm
     
Women's Volleyball
 
Women's Volleyball Open Tryouts at St. James Athletic Centre

Monday, September 9 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, September 10 - 6:00pm
 
 
 

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 175 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 policies for participation.

Student Status

In order to participate in any game involving OCAA or CCAA schools, all players must be a full-time student 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 Studies Support Program

The Athletic Academic Studies Support Program is monitored primarily by the Athletics Academic Liaison and is designed to assist the achievement of academic goals by:

  • Facilitating the 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 Department of Athletics is committed to assist 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.